MAN Diesel & Turbo, Opcon Team Up To Cut Emissions
MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a cooperation agreement with Opcon, a Swedish energy and environmental technology company. The agreement will help the two companies study the possibilities that could arise from merging Opcon’s Powerbox waste-heat-recovery (WHR) technology with MAN’s diesel engines for reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
A waste-heat recovery unit is an energy recovery heat exchanger that recovers heat from hot streams with potentially high-energy content. The Opcon Powerbox is a stand-alone power plant that transforms waste heat from diesel engines to emission-free electricity, the company said.
The Opcon Powerbox has an influence on the performance of ships by reducing the amount of fossil fuels they consume during operation by 5 to 10%, according to the company. It is designed to reduce carbon, NOx and sulfur emissions.
Currently, Opcon’s Powerbox technology is being integrated with a two-stroke MAN B&W 8S60ME-C8 engine aboard a newbuild owned by Wallenius, a Swedish shipping group.
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