MAN Diesel & Turbo are in turbocharger business for eight decades. During the Marintec 2015, marine trade fair in Shanghai the 60,000th turbocharger was presented to turbocharger customer, China Merchants Energy Shipping Co. Ltd. (CMES). The milestone has been reached with the (coming) delivery of 2 × TCA66-21 turbochargers, bound for an MAN Diesel & Turbo MAN B&W 7G80ME-C9 two-stroke engine powering a VLCC.
The ceremony took place at the MAN stand at the trade fair where MAN Diesel & Turbo’s CEO Dr. Uwe Lauber said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate this milestone with China. China is of vital strategic importance for our Turbocharger Business.”
Turbocharger no. 60,000, with serial number 7037348, was assembled at the MAN Turbocharger factory in Changzhou where most Chinese turbocharger components are localized with bearings and rotors produced at German facilities.
The MAN TCA Turbocharger series was introduced to the market in 2003 and has more than 7,000 references. Globally, TCA turbochargers are mainly employed in two-stroke applications, but also have multiple four-stroke references.