Wessels Reederei to LNG-convert three other ships
According to the Letter of Intent signed between Wessels Reederei and MAN Diesel & Turbo, the Augsburg-based engine provider will upgrade the sister ships of Wes Amelie to dual-fuel gas operations.
MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that the dual-fuel conversion has enabled Wes Amelie to significantly reduce its SOx, NOx, and CO2 emissions, by approx. 99%, 90%, and up to 20%, respectively. The vessel now meets both the Tier II and Tier III emission requirements set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
"The Wes Amelie project was really a pioneering moment in the European container feeder market and shows clearly that existing MAN engines can be converted to LNG operation with a tremendous effect on exhaust emissions and the environment," Stefan Eefting, Senior Vice President, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Head of MAN PrimeServ Diesel, said.
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