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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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Latest news from MAN Energy Solutions

Monday, September 26, 2022

MAN Energy Solutions and ABB to Cooperate on Dual-Fuel Electric Propulsion Concept for Next-Generation FSRUs and LNG Carriers

SMM agreement covers development of next-generation ‘DFE+’ decarbonisation solutions based on new MAN 49/60DF engine and ABB’s Dynamic AC power distribution and control system

At the recent SMM trade fair in Hamburg, MAN Energy Solutions and ABB – the  leading global technology company – signed a Decarbonisation
Cooperation agreement regarding the development of a next-generation, Dual-Fuel, Electric+ (DFE+) propulsion concept for LNG carriers.

The DFE+ concept features the MAN 49/60DF engine – itself launched at SMM 2022 – and ABB’s Dynamic AC (DAC) technology and aims to deliver the operational flexibility shipowners need to cut carbon footprints as well as fuel bills for liquefied natural gas carriers. The scope of the collaboration covers a joint concept study between the partners sharing technical data, and discussing interfaces and system integration. MAN Energy Solutions and ABB intend to jointly promote the concept to customers.

Rune Lysebo, Global Head of Sales, ABB Marine & Ports, said: “Progressive regulations on emissions have called for continuous innovation in marine propulsion. To be truly future-proof, ships that are being built today need to be able to rely on flexibility in energy sourcing. The new power and propulsion system will be optimised for efficiency and compliance, and have the flexibility needed to achieve best performance.”

Elvis Ettenhofer, Head of Marine Four-Stroke – Region Asia Pacific, MAN Energy Solutions, said: “Two names like MAN Energy Solutions and ABB coming together to develop an innovative, decarbonising marine solution sends a strong signal to the market. Customers demand efficient and flexible propulsion concepts so they can react quickly to changing market conditions through the best use of their assets.

He added: “This cooperation with ABB will deliver the technology necessary to provide a new propulsion concept. In turn, this will help our customers to reduce their CO2 footprint and fuel costs, and will provide the flexibility, for example, in operation for different trades or retrofits from an LNG carrier to floating storage units or floating storage regasification units. This concept can reduce methane slip and fuel costs compared to conventional diesle electric propulsion systems. ABB’s DAC and global presence are an ideal match for our new four-stroke engine.”

 

The DFE+ concept

 

Whereas the conventional DFDE concept is characterised by:   

  • constant-speed operating engines (gensets) over the entire engine load
  • optimised for high load, for example, the 85% load point
  • in part- and low-load have high methane slip and less efficiency;

the new MAN/ABB DFE+ concept comprises:

  • variable-speed operating engines (gensets) over the entire engine load
  • better efficiency with significant reduction of methane slip over the entire engine map.

While variable-speed applications are well established for liquid-fuel systems up to 10mWe, torque requirements and the low efficiency of first-generation dual-fuel engines – including limitations in the e-systems design for diesel-electric propulsion systems over 10 mWe – killed variable speed for propulsion systems over 10mWe.

ABB’s Dynamic AC technology enables the operation of propulsion systems above 10 mWe at variable speed with all the accompanying benefits. In combination with the second-generation, high-efficiency MAN 49/60DF engine (with ALSi – Air Lubrication System interface, as an add-on), this DFE+ concept will provide customers with next-level efficiency and flexibility.

About ABB

 

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com

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  • PR MES ABB Cooperation_EN
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