MHI turns Exhaust into Efficiency

Under the auspices of the IMarEST UAE branch, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment (MHI MME) convened a seminar to delve into the intricacies of steering gear and turbo chargers, vital equipment ensuring vessel safety and efficiency.

Atsuko Kusakabe (Head of Business Development, Marine Machinery Group), offering insights into Mitsubishi’s Electro-Hydraulic Steering Gear, revealed that over 12,500 units have been installed worldwide, emphasizing their significance in vessel maneuverability and safety. Satoshi Tokitsu (design engineer and after sales in charge of the steering gear section) highlighted common steering gear issues, underscoring the importance of periodic maintenance to ensure reliability and overall safety. Yasuto Fujio (MET Turbocharger Design Engineer) gave an extensive explanation of Mitsubishi Exhaust Gas Turbochargers (MET), highlighting their impact on boosting engine power and cutting fuel oil consumption by around 3%, with regular maintenance ensuring their reliability.

Kazuma Matsuo (Engineering Manager/Team Leader, Business Development Team, Turbocharger Service Section) elaborated on the over 42,000 axial (for 2-stroke engines) & radial (for 4-stroke engines) turbochargers installed, including dual fuel engines and the world’s largest marine diesel engine, showcasing MHI’s market leadership and commitment to innovation. Ensuring ships in service comply with decarbonization regulations calls for immediate decisions. Methods for fuel efficiency enhancement via retrofitting, e.g., turbocharger cutouts and variable turbine inlet installations, mainly focus on improving performance during low load operation, offering a strong incentive for retrofit consideration.

Rehan Karanjia, Founding Partner of Gulf Turbo Solutions, the event sponsor and authorized repair agent for MHIMME in the UAE, Bahrain & Singapore, lauded the seminar’s focus on ensuring vessel safety, performance and fuel efficiency. He commended IMarEST UAE for its role in strengthening maritime stakeholders’ connections and facilitating the dissemination of cutting-edge technical knowledge.

The seminar underscored IMarEST UAE’s commitment to fostering knowledge-sharing and collaboration within the maritime community. Gulf Turbo Solutions treated attendees to an enchanting evening reception by the beach/poolside at the Anantara Resort on Palm Jumeirah, further enhancing networking opportunities and camaraderie.

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