MTZ industrial

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 14–21 | Cite as

How Legislation Bodies and Customers Influence Maritime Development

  • Udo Schlemmer-Kelling
  • Dirk Bergmann
  • Peter Heuser
Cover Story Diesel Engines

Apart from the lowered emission limits, the major driver for the engine development of marine applications is to maintain and possibly increase the engine efficiency. To reach both the emission and efficiency targets, the complexity of engine concepts has and will continue to increase. In this paper from FEV, the optimal combination of technologies from a point of view of investment cost, total cost of ownership, as well as operating costs for diesel, gas and dual fuel engines is discussed.

Framework Condition Fixed

After some uncertainties in the last few years, framework conditions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the maritime field have been fixed for a period of around the next ten years [ 1]:
  • — As of January 1, 2016, the NOx limit values of IMO Tier III applied to existing Emission Control Areas (ECAs).

  • — The neighbors of the newly arriving ECA areas define their date of validity on their own.

  • — The SOxregulation for ECA areas entered into force on January 1,...


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Udo Schlemmer-Kelling
    • 1
  • Dirk Bergmann
    • 1
  • Peter Heuser
    • 1
  1. 1.Commerical PowertrainsFEV Group GmbHAachenGermany

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