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Posted by January 22, 2016

MHI Hybrid Turbochargers Awarded for Efficiency

Mitsubishi hybrid turbochargers for marine diesel engines received the Energy-Efficient Machinery Award from Japan Machinery Federation
Hybrid Turbocharger developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), received the President Award 2015 in the 36th Energy-Efficient Machinery Award from Japan Machinery Federation (JMF).
This Hybrid Turbocharger, which incorporates high speed generator motor in Mitsubishi MET Turbocharger, can convert excessive exhaust gas energy of large marine diesel engine into electric power efficiently and flexibly. Furthermore, it can turn into motoring mode so that turbocharger rotor can be accelerated by external electric power. This can supply more air with lower electric power than conventional auxiliary blower makes. 
The world's first Hybrid Turbocharger for commercial application MET83MAG was developed with contribution from Hitachi Zosen Corporation, and it has been installed on board of large bulk carrier built by Japan Marine United Corporation. Also, the latest Hybrid Turbocharger MET66MAG-VTI with motoring function and variable turbine was successfully developed with the great cooperation of Mitsui Zosen Corporation and Kobe Diesel Co., Ltd. The Turbochargers, which have been operated by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, have been installed on the six latest large car carriers built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd. and Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.