MAN Rollo delivers first Stage V marine engine

MAN Rollo has delivered its first Stage V engine. For this project, MAN applied techniques and learnings from its existing range of deep-sea vessel engines to build a compact solution for inland shipping routes.

MAN Engines invests heavily in emission-limiting technologies. Sometimes these constitute disruptive innovations. Often, they boil down to incremental improvements to existing solutions. The factory-ready Stage V certified marine engines are said to offer the inland shipping sector a sustainable, compact, flexible and cost-efficient alternative to traditionally engineered diesel engines.

The Stage V engine is the next step in MAN’s IMO III sustainability campaign. It is a quiet and energy efficient engine with a factory installed selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission control system. The first production version of the Stage V engine has already been built. Rotterdam-based water company Evides is the first customer. MAN Rollo dealer Vink diesel will deliver and install this engine.

Complete line-up

‘This is a momentous step towards a more sustainable inland shipping sector,’ says Michel van Gulik, General Manager of MAN Rollo. ‘And we’re about to bring additional Stage V models to market, with more power than the current 300 kW version. We’re working towards a complete line-up that can meet any propulsion and auxiliary power requirement. This isn’t just good news for the inland shipping sector; near coastal operators who value the social and commercial advantages of sustainable entrepreneurship will also benefit.’

EU Stage V regulations propose a new low limit of particulate matter emissions (0.015 g/kWh for engines between 130 kW and 560 kW). This is 25 per cent lower than the requirement of the US Tier 4 Final standard.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.