MAN Engines is the partner for efficient engines in the 37 kW to 1,471 kW (50 hp to 2,000 hp) performance range, as well as for axles and transfer cases.
Together with the engineers of MAN Engines – a division of MAN Truck & Bus SE, a 749kW strong dual fuel engine was developed. The base for this marine approved diesel engine was a 24 litre V12 - MAN D2862 LE428. It was prepared by MAN Engines for dual fuel use and retrofitted by CMB.TECH with a hydrogen injection system which injects hydrogen just in front of the intercooler.
The hydrogen manifold is also double walled and was designed with the latest 3D additive manufacturing technology. Further engine-variants for propulsion with higher power output and gensets are going to be developed soon.
On Tuesday, 10 May 2022, Windcat Workboats and CMB.TECH announced that the first hydrogen-powered CTV is ready for immediate operation after successful completion of trials and bunkering. This ground-breaking development for both the marine and offshore wind industries is the first CTV that uses clean fuels to reduce up to 80% of its traditional fuel usage and associated emissions. The Hydrocat 48 is a further green development, introducing clean fuel technology on the already very fuel efficient and high performing Windcat MK 3.5 design.