German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions and Dubai-based logistics company DP World have signed a cooperation agreement that targets common progress in the field of decarbonisation.

Mutual areas of interest for the two companies include green-fuels infrastructure, future-proof conversions (LNG, methanol, ammonia, etc.), hybrid drives, electric engines R&D and training, and investigation of their respective, global footprints.

The duration of the agreement is five years, with the possibility to also extend it, the partners revealed.

“We have worked closely with DP World on many projects over the years and are very happy to enter into this formal agreement. In the transition towards a carbon-neutral future, we aim to achieve sustainable value-creation by addressing the challenges inherent to the marine, energy and industrial sectors,” Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Energy Solutions, commented.

“To achieve net zero emissions, we must recognise the importance of taking urgent and immediate steps to decarbonise shipping and the way to do that is by identifying opportunities to forge partnerships with … industry players and governments,” said Rado Antolovic, PhD, CEO, Drydocks World.

Recently, MAN Energy Solutions collaborated with DP World on the world’s first synthetic natural gas (SNG)-powered ship. The containership ElbBlue, chartered by Unifeeder (part of the DP World Group), started its carbon-neutral voyage after bunkering 20 tonnes of SNG in Germany.

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