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Uwe Lauber

Dr. Uwe Lauber -Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Uwe Lauber was born in Bad Säckingen in Germany in 1967. After graduating from high school he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences of Technology, Economics and Design (HTWG) in Konstanz and obtained a Masters Degree. In 2000, he studied Business Engineering at the business school in St. Gallen. In addition to that, in 2009, he received a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Kronstadt.

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Wayne Jones

Wayne Jones - Chief Sales Officer

Wayne Jones was born on April 8, 1966, in Manchester, United Kingdom. After leaving school, he undertook a four-year Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship in the aviation industry, before moving into rotating equipment in 1985. He studied at Stockport College of Technology graduating in 1992 with an Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

After nine years working for Mather and Platt and the Weir Group, with overseas assignments in Norway and the Middle East, Wayne joined Sulzer Pumps as Project Manager in the Engineering Department.

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Juergen Kloepffer

Jürgen Klöpffer -
Chief Financial Officer

Jürgen Klöpffer was born in Passau, Germany, in 1964. After graduating from high school, he studied Business Administration at the University of Passau, graduating with a master’s degree.

In 1990, he started his professional career at Siemens AG, where he held various positions in purchasing and logistics in Regensburg, and later in Mexico.

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Marin-Oetjen

Martin Oetjen -

Chief Operating Officer

Martin Oetjen was born in Buchholz in the Nordheide in 1968. In 1988 he began studying mechanical engineering at the TU Braunschweig, graduating in 1995 with a degree in engineering.

Since August 1, 2020 Martin Oetjen has been a member of the Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions SE and is responsible for the company's entire supply chain.

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Martin Rosik

Martin Rosik - Chief Human Resources Officer

Rosik (58) holds a degree in economics and has been with the Volkswagen Group for 17 years, holding various functions. As an HR manager, he also has extensive experience in various sectors of industry highly relevant to the business of MAN Energy Solutions SE — from the foundry industry, plant engineering and the construction industry through to the service sector.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Low-Speed, Dual-Fuel Portfolio Passes Two Million Running Hours

New milestone sets benchmark for dual-fuel operation and confirms irreversible trend

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines has accumulated more than two million operating hours in total, running on LNG, methanol, ethane and LPG. The news comes on the back of the 470 engines the company has received orders for – with over 185 already in service – and all running on the aforementioned alternative fuels.

Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Low-Speed, MAN Energy Solutions, said: “This significant milestone owes everything to us providing the solutions demanded by the market and stands as testament to our leadership in this vital, marine segment. Our strategy offers a clear path to decarbonisation and it is evident that the increasing adoption of dual-fuel technology has become an irreversible trend.”

MAN Energy Solutions’ dual-fuel journey began in 2011 with a full-scale test of an ME-GI (-Gas Injection) engine at its Research Centre Copenhagen, followed by the first delivery in 2014. The first engine tests of the ME-LGI (-Liquid Gas Injection) platform began in 2015, followed by the first sea-trial for the ME-LGIM (methanol) engine in 2016. Development of an ethane (ME-LGIE) unit followed in 2016 with sea-trials already in 2017. Currently, 12 ME-LGIP (propane) vessels are in service, while an MAN-B&W ammonia-fueled engine is due to enter the market by 2024.

Peter Quaade, Head of Dual Fuel Engine Group – Two-Stroke Operations – MAN Energy Solutions, said: “New technologies bring design and service-related challenges, which – in the case of our dual-fuel portfolio – we have carefully identified and resolved throughout the last decade. As a result, this is reliable, mature technology that has achieved exceptionally high running-times of more than 95% on alternative fuels, pointing to the high reliability of dual-fuel operation. Furthermore, their seamless switching between fuels, elimination of fuel-slip, and use of the Diesel combustion principle ensure that these engines can easily adapt to run on whatever fuels the industry may prefer in the future.”

Irreversible trend

In respect to decarbonisation, MAN Energy Solutions notes recent reports of European politicians intending to recruit banks to help combat climate change by steering capital away from polluters. Under this scenario, banks would have to inform the ECB (European Central Bank) how their portfolios might evolve in the long-term with the ECB already having made clear that it will gradually start to treat climate as it would any other risk.

Similarly, the Global Maritime Forum is currently drafting an equivalent of its Poseidon Principles scheme for marine insurers based on a system measuring alignment with IMO decarbonisation targets. This would focus on the safe and sustainable use of new marine fuels and feature a lifecycle assessment approach to greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • 20211005_MAN_ES_PR Dual-fuel 2m hours milestone_en
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