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Marine Auxiliary Power Turbocharger Unveiled

ABB Turbocharging has presented its first dedicated turbocharger for marine auxiliary applications at the CIMAC Congress 2016 held this week in Helsinki, Finland.

The Marine Auxiliary Power (MXP) turbocharger, developed in cooperation with IHI Corporation, supports condition-based monitoring and features simplified parts to ease operational requirements, including maintenance, optimised load response behaviour and improved efficiency at part load to increase fuel savings.

The turbocharger has been designed for auxiliary engines with power output up to 2MW, operating under heavy fuel oil (HFO) conditions. MXP is a user-friendly turbocharger that enables fast and easy service preparation and simplicity of replacing parts.  The turbocharger, which has been specifically designed for ease of operation and service, permits self-service maintenance by the ship’s crew onboard to lower costs and maximise application availability and flexibility.

Furthermore, MXP is International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier II compliant without the need for any additional measures.

The turbocharger is particularly suited to bulkers, tankers and mid-sized container ships and fits well with the company’s strategy to increase value for engine builders and operators in the large engine industry through segment and application specific turbochargers.

Roland Schwarz, Head of Marine Auxiliary Product Group and ABB Turbocharging Japan commented: “In unveiling MXP, we are delivering a dedicated product in response to true market needs for auxiliary engines: simplified and designed for service; with competitive total cost of ownership; and fully meeting load response and fuel efficiency requirements. We look forward to discussing with engine builders and operators the value this turbocharger can bring to their applications through its optimised performance matched to auxiliary engines actual operating profiles.”

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