MAN Energy Solutions has completed the expansion of the ‘Sund’ power plant near Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, and successfully handed the plant over to local energy supplier. Now, four MAN 9L51/60 engines have been successfully integrated into the islands’ hybrid energy-system and will complement the existing power station with an additional 37 MW power generation, as well as district heating capacity.
To supply electricity to the almost 52,000 islanders, SEV relies on an intelligent combination of renewable energy sources, storage solutions and power-plant engines to ensure grid stability. Both the pictures below refer to the power plant in the Faroe Islands.
MAN Energy Solutions beyond power plant: a new research center in Copenhagen
MAN Energy Solutions (here we talked about the SCR) has also established a new research center aimed at leading way for decarbonizing shipping. The founding company partners behind this initiative are ABS, A.P. Moller – Maersk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens.
The center, which will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is made possible by a start-up donation made by the A.P. Moller Foundation.
The Center will be a non-profit organization, set up as a commercial foundation with a charitable purpose. As an independent research center, it will work across the entire shipping sector with industry, academia and authorities.
There must be a sustainable future after the pandemic
Finally, the global company has released its Corporate Responsibility Report 2019, under the title ‘Building a sustainable future’. In it, the company renews its commitment to a consistent focus on sustainable and low-emission solutions in the coming years, and provides an overview of the progress made.
«Even if all events are currently overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we must not forget a subject that will again surpass the corona crisis in relevance in the medium term: the protection of our climate», said Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions. «As early as 2017, we at MAN Energy Solutions set ourselves the target of showing our customers the way to a climate-neutral future with sustainable solutions. The now-published report gives an indication of where we stand on this path».