With the MAN 12V175D, MAN Diesel & Turbo will be presenting the first cylinder version of its new high-speed engine family at this year's maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg. The twelve-cylinder model, developed especially for use in the shipping industry, is part of a product initiative aimed at providing MAN customers with a product portfolio that covers every power requirement, from high to low speed.
"With the MAN 175D, we are supplementing and completing MAN Diesel & Turbo's and MAN Truck & Bus's product portfolio in the maritime sector," explains Dr. Hans-Otto Jeske, Chief Technology Officer and acting CEO for MAN Diesel & Turbo. The new engine will be offered with an output spectrum from 1,500 to 2,200 Kilowatts and will be available to the first pilot customers from as early as 2015.
The 12-cylinder version of the MAN 175D being presented in Hamburg is designed to fit in precisely with the needs of commercial shipping and is optimized for propelling ferries, offshore supply vessels, tug boats and working vessels. Other central areas of application such as the markets for super-yachts and marine applications are served by additional specialist model versions.
"The MAN 175D is compact, reliable and efficient - properties that are of essential importance for use on working vessels to allow safe maneuverability in the most challenging and roughest weather conditions," says the Project Lead responsible for the MAN 175D, Dr. Matthias Schlipf. "The business case behind it also has to be right for the customer. And this is where the engine sets standards in more than just fuel consumption. Our aspiration is to make the MAN 175D the overall most efficient engine throughout its lifetime."
The MAN 175D also scores highly in terms of its eco-friendliness. Its compact and modular exhaust gas after-treatment system uses the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) method and is based on the MAN Ad Blue® technology that has undergone many thousands of hours of testing. The engine will therefore satisfy the strict environmental standards of the IMO Tier III from the moment it hits the market.
The compact and robust engine is designed for user-friendliness and efficiency: "Simple commissioning, simple operation, simple maintenance," says Thomas Seidl, Head of Product Line High-Speed at MAN Diesel & Turbo, summing up the engine's design concept. "Its compact dimensions and low weight make the MAN 175D an efficient powerhouse."
Customer focus was also at the forefront of the overall development process:
"Time and again, we were asked to develop a high-speed engine with a true 'MAN character', i.e. a high-speed engine that works as reliably as a medium speed engine and which has been tailor made for maritime use", explains Florian Keiler, responsible for the business development and market launch of the MAN 175D. "Throughout the development stage, we spoke to a number of customers across the whole world to get a detailed picture of their expectations and professional requirements. This feedback has been pumped directly into the development process."
MAN Diesel & Turbo (mandieselturbo.com) is also creating a stir on the high-speed market with its service concept for the MAN 175D, which follows MAN's trademark 'one-face-to-the-customer' strategy. MAN 175D customers have full access to the world's MAN PrimeServ service network with over 120 locations worldwide. A service support point is available in all major ports. Customers are able to rely on the global and high-quality service standards provided by MAN PrimeServ everywhere.