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Global growth is slowing down and a persistently low oil price is placing a substantial burden on large parts of the industry. At the same time, the world has committed itself to limiting global warming at COP21 and has fixed a global carbon budget. What are the implications, given the fact that carbon still accounts for 90% of the world’s primary energy demand? Is the current low in hydrocarbon prices a cyclical trend or a taste of what is to come?
One thing seems indisputable: efficiency is key! It helps to make the most out of existing resources, when exploring new ones is unfeasible and it keeps the economy moving on minimum fuel. At MAN Diesel & Turbo, we go to great lengths to provide our customers with the most efficient solutions technology can offer. Be that in energy generation, in next generation cruise ships or at a gas well on the bottom of the ocean. In this issue, we have gathered some great stories to illustrate this.
In this issue, we have gathered some great stories to illustrate this. And as always in our online edition, you will find exclusive footage. E.g. a fascinating video report from Nicaragua, where eight giant engines make their way from the harbour to a new power plant site. At ambient temperatures of 40°C and a travel speed of 5 km/h, covering a distance of 156km becomes a physically and time exhausting experience
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Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo
Cruises: Riding the Wave
Cruises are on the rise worldwide and among travelers of all ages. A trend that has significant implications and promises high potential for shipbuilders and their suppliers.
New Subsea Horizons
Conquering uncharted waters: Since September 2015, the Norwegian company Statoil has been operating the world’s first subsea gas compression station at the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. The compression technology for the revolutionary project was developed in Zurich.
In February 2016, MAN Diesel & Turbo acquired Cryo AB, a manufacturer of cryogenic equipment for the storage, distribution and handling of Liquefied Natural Gases (LNG), creating the product brand MAN Cryo and with it the world’s leading manufacturer of marine LNG fuel gas systems. Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, reveals why the tie-up is essential for meeting customers’ needs.
Full Service, full Power
For two years the Lucciana plant on Corsica has been contributing to the island’s electrical grid. During development operator EDF PEI built on the on-site support of MAN PrimeServ.
At the forefront of connectivity MAN PrimeServ offers secure remote support for customers all over the world – and it’s continually developing new services.
As Simple as Plug and Play
After 17 years at sea, the Bow Flora was in need of an upgrade. Hjalgrim Ellingsgaard, Senior Machinery Surveyor at Odfjell Ship Management in Bergen, Norway, explains how 20% savings on fuel were reached thanks to a sophisticated retrofit
Precarious bridges, tight bends, steep mountain valleys, and roads with heavy traffic – and all the while in the background the threatening roar of the Momotombo volcano. The spectacularly heaviest of loads made its way to its destination along the roads in Nicaragua – at a snail’s pace.
At the INOVYN chemical plant in Rheinberg, Germany, a 30-year-old MAN compressor is still faithfully doing its work. Lovingly nicknamed “Old Heinrich,” the unit ensures that the PVC manufacturer’s site operates at full capacity
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