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MAN Official Owner Of Kappel Propeller Designs

Posted on April 4, 2012

MAN Diesel & Turbo is now officially the owner of Kappel Propeller Designs, a move that MAN’s board approved on March 20.

As owner, MAN Diesel & Turbo will implement and mature the company’s energy saving technology in a variety of customer products, such as hydrodynamic integration of rudder bulbs, high-efficiency rudders, hull’s flow-guiding devices and ducts. Compared to conventional designs, the Kappel propeller blade designs offer fuel savings by up to 6%, MAN Diesel & Turbo said.

The co-operation between Kappel and MAN Diesel & Turbo officially started in 2003 when MAN celebrated 100 years of MAN Alpha CP Propeller production. Shortly after that, MAN Diesel & Turbo received a contract for supplying Kappel CP Propeller blades as part of Scandlines’ extensive refurbishment of two ferries. This was later followed by a successful Kappel upgrade of four additional Scandlines vessels.

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