MAN PrimeServ, Makita strengthen service partnership
By Becky Schultz20 September 2022
MAN Energy Solutions announced its service brand MAN PrimeServ has signed a three-year agreement with marine diesel engine manufacturer Makita Corp. that intensifies their existing cooperation. The common goal of the partnership aims to offer customers global service for selective catalytic reduction-high pressure (SCR-HP) systems from MAN Energy Solutions on two-stroke engines license-built by Makita.
First introduced in 2017 and sold under the PBST brand, the compact SCR-HP system is used on MAN B&W two-stroke engines to meet IMO Tier III emissions levels. It uses internal catalytic reaction to reduce Nox exhaust emissions, with no additional burner required. Specially developed honeycombs and honeycomb materials and an integrated mixing unit reduce the overall size of the reactor.
The SCR-HP comes in six frame sizes for engines up to 25 MW, with one reactor for the entire exhaust stream. The system consists of the reactor – including mixing unit, urea injection lance, honeycombs and soot blowers – along with a module-based supply system, as well as the reactor control unit that communicates with the engine control system.
The new three-year agreement between MAN PrimeServ and Makita includes a spare part strategic cooperation designed to better serve customers operating IMO Tier III-compliant vessels.
“Following its successful class certification in 2020 and the increasing importance of Tier III environmental regulations, we find that more and more vessels are entering service with MAN Energy Solutions’ SCR-HP systems. Indeed, we have sold around 80 already,” said Lukas Wengel, head of Global Spare-Part Sales, MAN PrimeServ. “I am certain that this new spare part strategic cooperation between the MAN PrimeServ service network and Makita Corporation will be of great benefit to owners and operators of SCR-HP systems on Makita-produced engines.”
“We are pleased to take the next step in our cooperation with MAN Energy Solutions,” added Yu Makita, president, Makita Corp., “and intensify our collaboration with MAN PrimeServ for the benefit of our customers.”