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MAN power for reliable logistics and transportation

Safety first! The ferry industry involves the highest standards of safety. Our engines contribute to the overall safety of your ship, its passengers, and its crew by means of reliable design and quality.

Sustainable transport solutions for ferries and RoRo vessels

Future in the making: We are the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines, turbomachinery, and integrated power systems. We make four-stroke and two-stroke engines for marine and stationary applications, turbochargers and propellers, gas and steam turbines, compressors, and chemical reactors: All our products are best equipped for strict emission regulations.


We are firmly committed to reducing emissions and improving operational costs. This includes an active partnership with environmental institutions and development banks. For you and your ferry business, it means integrated propulsion systems that are extremely well matched with intelligent and dynamic controls.

Our marine systems expertise is focused on emission reduction, complete propulsion packages, electrical propulsion, dual fuel, LNG, and digitized services.

Our commitment to minimizing fuel consumption while meeting even the most stringent emission regulations plays a vital role in safeguarding the environment for future generations. 

Gas operation even above 100% MCR possible

Improving your performance

Fast ferries


When quick shore-to-shore connections become too long for bridges or inconvenient to be reached by driving around the coast, that’s where fast ferries come in. Their task: To transport passengers and vehicles quickly, safely, reliably, and on time.

Improving performance

Fast-ferry operators provide rapid shore-to-shore connections with high-power, low-weight ship designs that ensure their economic viability compared to other means of transportation. At the same time, they have to ensure passenger comfort with low noise and vibration levels as well as compliance with stringent emission limits in their typical areas of operation.

Our answer is a set of engines that deliver the necessary power quietly with minimum impact on payload and operating costs. 


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RoRo passenger vessels


Modern ferries place high demands for reliability and comfort on their main engines. Growing public awareness with respect to ship emissions and, in particular, the expected increase of future NOx emission control areas in important regions of ferry operation have made environmental compliance another key factor for modern RoRo passenger vessel designs.

Improving economic performance

As well as dealing with environmental concerns, ferry operators have to keep operating costs at a low level to ensure their viability in a very competitive business environment. 

We offer a wide selection of efficient diesel engines (running on heavy fuel or distillate) that make an economic difference and comply with IMO Tier III NOx limits through the addition of our MAN SCR system for cleaning exhaust gas. Our closed-loop system control, supplemented by an intelligent regeneration algorithm for the MAN SCR, enables the engine and catalyst to operate with minimum urea consumption and the best possible fuel efficiency. Of course, we also offer dual fuel engines including fuel gas supply systems that are IMO Tier III compliant when running on gas.

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RoRo cargo ferries


RoRo cargo ferries play an essential role in connecting the roads and railways of regions separated by sea. Loading and unloading take little time, because the cargo is simply driven on and off board. This enables the just-in-time delivery of vehicles or bulk cargo such as food.

Ensuring commercial reliability

Driven by global growth, the mobility of wheeled cargo – both domestically and internationally – has increased rapidly in recent decades. Sustaining this increase depends on reliability and punctuality.

Reliability allows the operator to guarantee departure and arrival times. Without reliability, there can be no planning of local transport logistics or global supply chains. 

We offer a wide range of highly reliable and efficient engines for powering ferries. Whether large ferries sailing in international waters or smaller ones operating on local routes, they all benefit from our advanced engine portfolio, whether for operation using conventional marine fuels or LNG. 

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Optimized propulsion systems

Optimized propulsion systems

Turning power into movement

Your ship’s operational profile is decisive. We adapt our packages to your needs and ensure that all of the components are optimally matched with the main engines, while you get all components from a single supplier. Moreover, when a ship’s profile changes, we can also retrofit propulsion packages.

In constant pursuit of energy efficiency

Our expertise in complete propulsion packages goes back to 1902, when we produced the first Alpha controllable-pitch propeller. Starting from a complete understanding of the ship’s operational profile, we can now optimize all the relevant components: Engine, gearbox, PTO, propeller blades, nozzle, rudder, and propulsion control system – including speed setting, maneuvering, and load control.

Comprehensive expertise

No matter how complex your needs are, we can customize a solution that delivers the best propulsive efficiency and gives your ship a greener profile. Using RENK gearboxes, MAN Alpha shafts and propellers, and hybrid propulsion systems, we lower fuel consumption and emissions while ensuring reliability, durability, and higher output. 

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MAN PrimeServ protects your energy assets from day one

Whether you feed energy into the grid or satisfy a localized demand, on land or at sea, our technicians provide what you need – where and when you need it, ensuring the availability, flexibility, and profitability of your plant. 

How you benefit: 

  • Fast, reliable and expert customer support  
  • Prompt delivery of OEM spare parts 
  • Bespoke O&M contracts 
  • Global service – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
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Are high speed and fast acceleration what you need? Are you still wondering how to meet the environmental standards for your ferry?

Talk to us now – we are at your service 365 days a year. Our global network of experienced engineers is happy to design the perfect fit for you and your business. Start your engines now.
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