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MAN EcoLoad advisory tool

Our EcoLoad advisory tool is tailor-made for your powertrain and provides continuous feedback in order to run your plant at its optimal operating point at all times.
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Improved efficiency | Lower CO2 footprint

The MAN EcoLoad advisory tool constantly monitors current operation conditions and provides real-time recommendations based on live data and your individual requirements. EcoLoad supports smooth and easy operation, especially for propulsion plants with MAN ECOMAP functionality. No matter whether you are running a modern diesel electric plant with asymmetric load sharing, a complex Diesel-mechanical plant or experiencing extreme weather conditions, you will always be able to run a cost-effective, environmentally conscious plant.

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See the potential on any device

The EcoLoad web-based user interface can be easily accessed from anywhere on the vessel on any device connected to the ship’s network. The up-to-date and user-friendly interface highlights your propulsion plant’s full potential. Users can view both local optimization options with currently running equipment and see how starting or stopping the equipment could improve operational efficiency even more.

Up to
OPEX saving potential
*depending on plant configuration & reference conditions
Up to
tons of CO2 saved per year
*From 2025 on, 21 vessels in service

Key benefits

  • Continuous feedback and advice
    To ensure your system operation is as economical and optimized as possible.
  • Tailored
    A sophisticated system matching your individual vessel configuration.
  • Recommendations
    Look forward to suggestions based on your plant’s unique setup and exact needs.
  • Live data analysis
    This feature allows you to adapt load distribution, number of engines running and even running hours for your current situation.

Key components

  • EcoMap Route planning
    MAN EcoLoad will calculate the optimal selection of EcoMaps for your upcoming voyage based on your operation profile.
  • Cyber security and integration
    All optimizations are calculated locally on the ship, ensuring high performance and maximum cyber security.
  • Accessible on any device
    MAN EcoLoad adapts to any display screen, so you can check its latest advice on any device with access to your ship’s network.


Customer:Saga Cruises Ltd.
Application:M/V ‘Spirit of Adventure’
MAN's scope of work:

4x MAN 9L 32/44CR engines

EcoMap 2.0 functionality

MAN LP SCR Tier III systems

MAN EcoLoad advisory tool


Application:RoPax ferry ‘Nils Holgersson’
MAN's scope of work:

2x MAN 8L51/60DF

2x MAN 6L51/60DF engines

Twin screw MAN CPP propellers

Gearboxes with PTO

LNG fuel gas supply system

AKA Electric Package “HyProp Eco”

AT3000 propulsion control

MAN EcoLoad advisory tool



Plan your voyages for optimal operation and maintenance

The MAN EcoLoad route planner makes best use of the MAN ECOMAP functionality. It incorporates both the vessel’s operation profile as well as individual engine settings, thus enabling the operator to schedule minor maintenance without seriously impacting running hours.

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

Agreement for methanol main engine retrofit solutions signed

MAN PrimeServ to deliver engine retrofit solutions for Seaspan and Hapag-Lloyd vessels for dual-fuel propulsion

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Conversion Commitment Agreement with Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan), a global leader in containership ownership and management in collaboration with Hapag-Lloyd, one of the leading global liner shipping companies. Under the terms of the Agreement, MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, will deliver 15 engine retrofit solutions for  conversion of vessels powered by individual MAN B&W S90-type fuel-oil-powered engines from the Seaspan and Hapag-Lloyd fleets to dual-fuel ME-LGIM engines capable of running on green methanol. This Agreement includes 45 optional engine retrofit solutions. Each conversion can provide a CO2 reduction of 50.000–70.000 Tonnes each year, when operating on green methanol.

Bing Chen, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Torsten Pedersen, Chief Operating Officer, signed the Agreement on behalf of Seaspan, while Thomas Leander, Head of Solutions and Site Manager, Frederikshavn, Denmark; Jens Seeberg, Head of Retrofits & Upgrades, MAN PrimeServ Denmark; and Brian Østergaard Sørensen, Vice President and Head of R&D, Two-Stroke Business signed on behalf of MAN Energy Solutions. The development of this solution opportunity has been led by Thomas Leander of MAN Energy Solutions, Peter Curtis of Seaspan and Richard von Berlepsch, Managing Director Fleet of Hapag-Lloyd. 

Seaspan is the largest global containership lessor, primarily focused on long-term time charters with the world’s leading container shipping lines. With an industry-leading newbuild program of 70 vessels, Seaspan will bring its owned fleet to a total of 200 vessels and 1.9mn TEU capacity.

With a fleet of 250 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. Hapag-Lloyd aims at operating its vessels in a climate-neutral manner to become net-zero carbon by 2045.

Leander said: “Seaspan and Hapag-Lloyd, are significant maritime stakeholders with strong fleet-decarbonisation commitments and strategies. This Agreement shows clear intent to drive the industry transition toward zero-carbon shipping. Retrofitting existing engines to dual-fuel running is one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to derive greater efficiency and profitability from an existing shipping fleet, while simultaneously delivering fuel flexibility and extending operational lifetimes. Crucially, this also avoids the unnecessary building of additional tonnage with associated CO2 emissions, and thereby showcasing that retrofitting the existing maritime fleet is an important and feasible path.

With this collaborative agreement, we proceed our journey providing decarbonisation solutions for the maritime industry.”

About the MAN B&W ME-LGIM engine


MAN Energy Solutions developed the ME-LGIM (-Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) dual-fuel engine for operation on methanol, as well as conventional fuel. The engine is based on the company’s proven ME-series, with its approximately 8,500 engines in service, and works according to the Diesel principle. When operating on green methanol, the engine offers carbon-neutral propulsion for large merchant-marine vessels. Currently more than 100 ME-LGIM engines are on order or in service, more than 50 of which are G95ME-C10.5-LGIM variants.

Methanol carriers have already operated at sea for many years using the engine, and, as such, the ME-LGIM has a proven track record offering great reliability and high fuel-efficiency. 


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