Cutting emissions through engines
In order to meet these sustainability targets under a tight deadline, ship operators are looking towards updated engines that are more efficient, produce fewer emissions, and have the capability to support alternative low-sulfur fuels – without any compromise in power.
The new mtu Series 4000 engines for tugs, ferries, push boats, and special ships address this need. It is the first high-speed pure gas engine in the high power range that can directly drive a fixed-pitch propeller, giving it dynamic acceleration capability.
From an emissions standpoint, the straightforward gas engine generates up to 11% less greenhouse gas, 90% fewer nitrogen oxides, virtually no particulates, and no sulfur dioxides, as compared to a diesel engine. This will be instrumental in reducing the impact of maritime traffic on the environment, permanently lowering emissions.