The Dutch shipyard Concordia Damen will build the enormous number of 40 new Parsifal inland waterway barges by the end of 2024. MAN Engines plays an important role in this process and is supplying 80 MAN E3262 gas engines. The 12-cylinder engines are installed in gensets from the Dutch partner MAN Rollo. In combination with electric motors, each two of the gas engines, which deliver a total of 990 kW, form the hybrid drive of the low-emission tankers. The gas engines are powered by LNG (liquefied natural gas). For use as fuel in MAN gas engines, LNG is first converted back into a gaseous state by evaporators.
For the Parsifal project, MAN Engines is supplying a certified gas engine (including engine control system and ignition system) which has been approved in accordance with the latest and strict EU Stage V inland navigation emissions regulations. This regulation has been valid since 2020 and applies to the entire European market. For workboats, MAN Engines offers a wide portfolio of diesel engines for main propulsion as well as fixed-speed diesel and gas engines.