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The Marine Propulsion awards for 2018
were held at the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference in Amsterdam on April 17th.
More than 1,600 people voted on entries from companies located across Europe,
the Middle East, North America and Asia.
MAN Diesel & Turbo Vice President, Lex Nijsen, Head of
Four-Stroke Marine, commented:
"MAN Diesel & Turbo is proud to receive
the Marine Propulsion’s Efficiency
Improvement Award for
our MAN 45/60 engine. We launched the engine to market last September and see
this the engine as a game changer for ship efficiency with its ambitious and
technologically advanced design. We firmly believe that the 45/60’s high
power-density and excellent efficiency has set a new standard in the industry.”
innovations made during 2017 across a range of marine engineering sectors, the
annual Marine Propulsion awards honour winners in categories including
Efficiency Improvement, Emissions Reduction, Innovation, Marine Intelligence
and Ship of the Year.
The Efficiency Improvement Award recognises
an innovative and original initiative that has resulted in a step-change in
ship efficiency and was awarded to MAN Diesel & Turbo for its 45/60CR
four-stroke engine, launched in September 2017. In awarding the prestigious
prize to MAN Diesel & Turbo, Marine Propulsion cited the engine’s
efficiency improvement of 7% over its predecessor, the MAN 48/60, and its
best-in-class performance featuring a fuel efficiency of more than 50%, its
lowest specific-fuel-oil consumption (SFOC) of 166 g/kWh and highest power
output of 1,300 kW per cylinder.
Vice president Lex Nijsen, Head
of Four-Stroke Marine received the prestigious award in Amsterdam