Benefiting retrofit solutions from MAN PrimeServ
Out of the total operational costs of a ship, fuel costs account for by far the highest proportion. In view of the global economic situation and the rising oil prices, shipowners and charterers are looking for solutions to cut costs by reducing fuel consumption. Low-load operation, also well known as “slow steaming”, represents the currently most effective and popular measure to cut fuel costs and in consequence the total operational costs for an increased competitiveness in the market.
These requests represent a challenge to the engine builders, because main engines of large vessels will have to be operated at very low rates of their nominal power – in certain cases only at approx. 10% MCR. MAN PrimeServ offers a range of retrofit solutions for efficient low-load operation of 4-stroke and 2-stroke main engines as well as long term or temporary measures.
Contact your local MAN PrimeServ office today to find out more about your options for maximizing your return on slow steaming.