MAN Diesel and Burckhardt Compression have concluded an agreement on strategic partnership. The agreement was signed by the Senior Vice President of MAN Diesel Ole Grøne and the CEO of Burckhardt Compression Valentin Vogt. The aim of the cooperation is to achieve a significant market share for the ME-GI propulsion system for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) vessels.
The philosophy behind the ME-GI system is that it can alternatively be operated with ecological natural gas or heavy fuel oil. The ME-GI propulsion system is the most flexible propulsion solution in the LNG vessel market operating with low emissions. Increasing fuel oil price and environmental constraints demand such new propulsion solutions.
The fuel gas compressor system, developed by Burckhardt Compression, will deliver Boil-Off Gas (BOG) to the MAN Diesel ME-GI engines for injection. MAN Diesel has built up a strong relationship with the Swiss reciprocating compressor manufacturer Burckhardt Compression over the past four years to fine-tune the engine and fuel gas compressor system. Burckhardt Compression’s fuel gas compressor therefore ideally meets the requirements for the ME-GI propulsion system.
Operators will benefit from the proven and well known MAN Diesel two stroke engines that are strong prime movers in the LNG market and the broad experience of Burckhardt Compression in the LNG and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) applications. Burckhardt Compression provides an outstanding and unique technical solution with proven benefits.