MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its Triton platform passed the Type Approval Test (TAT) in Japan.

Triton has been developed at MAN Energy Solutions’ Two-Stroke Business Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is based on the experience gathered for more than 20 years in the development and production of mission-critical electronics.

From 9 to 10 October, the test was conducted on an engine provided by the company’s Two-Stroke licensee Mitsui E&S Machinery.

It used ME-engine’s latest engine control system v.1903-2.

MAN Energy Solutions senior manager and Systems Automation Basic Platform head Svend Krogsgaard said: “Triton is the new controller platform for our entire two-stroke engine portfolio and is a future-proof solution characterised by its modularity, flexibility and scalability.

“Having such a stable, flexible foundation for our control software will benefit the future direction of our Two-Stroke technology immensely.”

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MAN Energy Solutions plans to introduce Triton as a fully localised product at the start of 2020.

The new controller platform features increased engine flexibility for improved performance, advanced controls, modular architecture and preparation for simple interfaces towards other ship automation systems.

MAN Energy Solutions senior manager and Automation & Control Two-Stroke head Henrik Olesen said: “We have now shown that our engine control system runs just as well on the new Triton platform as it does on the existing Multi-Purpose Controller and has displayed the ease of switching from one system to the other.”

In September, the company secured a contract from Spanish shipyard Astilleros Balenciaga to provide a complete MAN propulsion package for a research vessel for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.