MAN B&W Records Busy Hamburg Show

According to the company, more than 5,000 guests visited the stand of the MAN B&W Diesel Group at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. "The high number of visitors and the great interest in professional advice proved once again that the SMM is one of our most important windows to the world," said Dr. Stefan Spindler, MAN B&W Diesel Executive Board Member. One of the company's highlights at SMM was the signing of a contract with the Chinese Changjang Shipping Group Corp. (CSC) for the 250th engine and the 50th propeller from MAN B&W Diesel. On this occasion, Dr. Spindler presented Managing Director Liu Xi with another MAN B&W engine that was small enough to fit into his luggage. This was a mini MAN engine which weighed only 10 kilos with an output of 0.3 PS and fully operational. The apprentices of the Augsburg MAN B&W works built this unique piece, which as commissioned especially for the Chinese guests. "This long-standing and successful partnership with CSC is confirmation of our previous and intensive activities in the Chinese shipbuilding sector," emphasises Dr.

Spindler. MAN B&W Diesel has profited from the shipbuilding boom by a large increase in orders and now has a market share of more than 60 percent in China with regard to medium-speed four-stroke propulsion engines.

Intensive discussions were held between visitors and MAN B&W experts about electronically controlled injection, e.g.

of the ME two-stroke engine and the new common rail system for medium-speed engines. The sectional models of 16/24 GenSets with 110 kw/cyl. and the new radial TCR turbocharger as well as a sectional drawing of the electronically controlled K108 ME engine in original size were additional eye catchers.

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