At the Our Ocean 2017 Conference recently concluded in Malta, MAN Diesel and Turbo made a unique pledge that to furthering the use of LNG as fuel onboard commercial ships.
“We clearly recognize that our interests are best served by ensuring that the world’s oceans remain in robust, good health," said Wayne Jones, OBE, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo. "MAN Diesel & Turbo believes that it is time for what we call a ‘Maritime Energy Transition’ to find clean solutions for seaborne trade and transportation. My company set a new benchmark with the world’s first conversion of a container ship from conventional fuel to gas operation. In order to encourage more ship owners to follow this example, MAN Diesel & Turbo is pledging a 2 million Euro discount for 10 such LNG-retrofits to convert existing HFO engines into modern, clean, efficient gas-engines."
The invitation only conference was held October 5-6, 2017, and brought together statesmen, government ministers and industry leaders to look to the future and deliver high-level commitments to preserve the world’s oceans.
Hosted by the European Union’s Karmenu Vella – EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries – areas of action during the conference included the topics of Climate Change, Marine Pollution, Sustainable Fisheries, Sustainable Blue Economies, Marine Protection Areas and Maritime Security.
Watch Wayne Jones, OBE, Chief Sales Officer, MAN Diesel & Turbo on Maritime Reporter TV
Read about the world's first LNG retrofit on a commercial containership in the November 2017 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News.