The driving force for future developments in diesel and gas engines remains the demand for further emission reductions and high efficiency. This involves both the optimization of existing solutions and new techniques and processes. Innovative solutions for increasing efficiency/fuel consumption will continue to gain in importance, without neglecting compliance with the increasingly stringent global emissions standards for engines in stationary and mobile applications.
For large engines, there is a clear trend toward natural gas, which is less expensive and produces lower pollutant emissions. The search for alternative fuels/fuel combinations that can be used economically and in an environmentally friendly manner in full engines remains another driving force for research and development work.
The current emission targets (IMO Tier III) for marine engines inside and outside the so-called “emission controlled areas” (ECA) will, on the one hand, necessitate the increased use of effective and service-friendly exhaust gas aftertreatment systems and, on the other hand, help gas as a fuel to be used more widely in marine operations.
These specifications offer a broad, future-oriented field of activity for the WTZ Roßlau.