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August 1, 2022

MAN Energy and Mitsui sign licence deal for TCT axial-turbocharger series

The turbochargers are suitable for two-stroke engines used in container vessels, large bulk carriers or tankers.

MAN Energy Solutions has entered a licence agreement with Mitsui E&S Machinery for the former’s new TCT axial-turbocharger series.

Under the ten-year deal, MAN Energy will supply the new TCT axial-turbocharger series for Mitsui’s two-stroke engines.

The TCT-series turbochargers can be used for two-stroke engines ranging from 5.5MW to 24MW per turbocharger.

They are suitable for engines used in container vessels, large bulk carriers or tankers.

In 2019, MAN Energy introduced the TCT turbocharger series to the market with the TCT40. Later, the company launched the TCT30, TCT50 and TCT60 turbochargers.

The series will eventually consist of six frame sizes, including TCT70 and TCT80 units.

According to MAN Energy, the newly developed radial compressor and axial turbine are major components of the latest series. The new design features are supported by the latest simulation technologies.

TCT turbochargers are also suitable for exhaust-gas after-treatment systems for International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III operations, as well as covering a wide range of engine-tuning options and fuel types.

Various features of the TCT turbochargers include high-performance bearings, a lightweight design and low noise emissions.

MAN Energy Solutions Sales and Licence Turbochargers head Dr Daniel Struckmeier said: “Our new TCT series is based on years of hard-won experience and brings the best of turbocharger attributes to the market.

“This licence agreement will further enhance Mitsui’s appeal within the two-stroke engine segment while highlighting the TCT series’ strengths. I believe it will prove an important milestone for both companies on our respective paths to increasing market share globally.”

In April, MAN Energy won a contract from Luxembourg-based shipping group CLdN for the supply of E-GI engines for two new roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessels.

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