MAN Engines introduces marine hybrid system
By Roberta Prandi12 May 2021
MAN Engines has launched the modular MAN Smart Hybrid Experience which the company said flexibly combines conventional marine engines, electric motors with batteries and onboard units.
MAN Engines said that this solution opens up countless opportunities for incorporating different degrees of hybrid power in leisure craft as well as commercial applications. Based on the desired operating modes, the MAN hybrid system can focus the driving profiles on performance, comfort or efficiency. “MAN Engines offers each and every customer a tailored solution for their specific hybrid needs,” said Dr Matthias Schreiber, Head of MAN Engines.
MAN Engines uses different operating modes to configure the driving profiles ranging from battery-electric mode, diesel-electric mode, cross-over mode, hotel mode to boost mode. These include economical driving styles in order to boost the range, as well as the ability to call up more power as a power-boost option. The hybrid system enables emissions to be reduced down to zero and even allows for a zero-emission power supply when the boat is anchored; noise emissions are completely eliminated too. With MAN’s Smart Hybrid Experience in battery-electric mode, boats will be able to access future Marine Protected Areas.
MAN Engines supports its customers along the entire process chain, from the planning and concept phase to the development work and on to the technical implementation of complex drive components as well as batteries and power electronics. When it comes to servicing and maintenance work, MAN Engines has an extensive network including service stations in all major ports across the globe.
More details on the hybrid system will be made available by MAN Engines in late summer 2021. Stay tuned for updates.