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News from the author November 2012

In 2011 and also in 2010 orders for diesel engines categories III an IV, the medium-speed four-stroke trunk piston and the low-speed two-stroke crosshead engines, both suitable for heavy fuel, were meagre.

Remarkable is the interest and increase of the number of ordered dual-fuel engines with heavy or diesel fuel as pilot fuel and natural gas as main fuel.

Especially the transport of liquid natural gas with gas tankers, the LNG tankers, is remarkable. Also the use of dual-fuel engines for power plants is rapidly increasing.
Compared with the total number of orders for diesel engines in 2011 it is still a small percentage.

See also the Special, dual-fuel engines.


Overview of diesel engines ordered in 2010

I           Ship propulsion above 0.5 MW

            Medium-speed diesel engines, category III, HFO.

II         Ship auxiliary engines above 0.5 MW

            Medium-speed diesel engines, category III, HFO.

III        Ship propulsion and auxiliary engines above 0.5 MW

            Medium-speed diesel engines, category III, HFO.

IV        Power plants above 0.5 MW

            Medium-speed diesel engines, category III, HFO.

V         Power plants above 0.5 MW

            Medium-speed diesel engines, category III, gas/dual fuel.

VI        Power plants above 0.5 MW

            Medium-speed diesel engines, category III, liquid biofuel.

VII       Power plants above 0.5 MW

            Medium-speed diesel engines, category III, total overview: diesel, gas/dual fuel, liquid biofuel.

VIII      Medium-speed four-stroke diesel engines above 0.5 MW

            Category III, total overview: propulsion, genset and power plant.

IX        Ship propulsion

            Low-speed two-stroke crosshead main engines, category IV, HFO.



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Overview of diesel engines above 0.5 MW ordered world-wide in 2010. An insight into the production share in percentages for the large manufacturers, MAN Diesel, Wärtsilä, Caterpillar MaK, HHI Himsen and others. This overview has 9 segments, from I to IX.


In the marine propulsion market, there are only a few leading companies that have a considerable share in practically all sectors. Wärtsilä is clearly the market leader in four-stroke medium-speed engines, followed by MAN Diesel and others. MAN Diesel is the largest producer of two-stroke crosshead engines, Wärtsilä
and Mitsubishi have a much smaller market share. The focus of this book: The diesel-engine industry for ship propulsion and power plants. MAN diesel has the largest market share in these sectors.

Complete list of diesel engine manufacturers, March 2011

Contents Diesel Publications

AGCO Sisu Power (7 Diesel Engines)

Akasaka Diesels Ltd. (3 Diesel Engines)

Anglo Belgian Corporation (10 Diesel Engines)

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power (5 Diesel Engines)

Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (11 Diesel Engines)

Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar Marine Power Systems

Cummins Inc. Power Systems Division (72 Diesel Engines)

CJSC Transmasholding/PJSC Kolemensky Zavod (9 Diesel Engines)

Compagnia Tecnica Motori S.p.A.

CRM Spa Motori Marini (2 Diesel Engines)

Cummins Inc. (37 Diesel Engines)

Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co, Ltd. (23 Diesel Engines)

DEUTZ AG (53 Diesel Engines)

Diesel United, Ltd. (19 Diesel Engines)

Doosan Infracore Co, Ltd. Engine & Material BG (77 Diesel Engines)

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (4 Diesel Engines)

Fairbanks Morse Engine (97 Diesel Engines)

Fiat Powertrain Technologies (94 Diesel Engines)

Greaves Cotton Limited (69 Diesel Engines)

Greaves Farymann Diesel GmbH. (8 Diesel Engines)

Guascor. S.A.U. (46 Diesel Engines)

H. Cegielski, Poznan S.A. (291 Diesel Engines)

Hanshin Diesel Works Ltd. (10 Diesel Engines)

Hino Motors , FPT. (10 Diesel Engines)

Hitachi Zosen Corporation (9 Diesel Engines)

Isotta Fraschini Motori SpA. (7 Diesel Engines)

Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (9 Diesel Engines)

JCB Power Systems Ltd. (1 Diesel Engine)

John Deere Power Systems (60 Diesel Engines)

JSC ZVEZDA (39 Diesel Engines)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.

Kubota Corporation (22 Diesel Engines)

Liebherr Machines Bulle SA (8 Diesel Engines)

Lister Petter Ltd. (30 Diesel Engines)

Lombardini Srl. (34 Diesel Engines)

Lovol Engines (44 Diesel Engines)

MAN Diesel SE (391 Diesel Engines)

MAN Truck & Bus AG (47 Diesel Engines)

Marine Diesel Sweden AB (11 Diesel Engines)

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co, Ltd. (11 Diesel Engines)

Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co, KG (51 Diesel Engines)

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH. (52 Diesel Engines)

Navistar International Corporation (50 Diesel Engines)

Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. (34 Diesel Engines)

OMT Officine Meccaniche Torino SpA

Perkins Engine Company Limited (33 Diesel Engines)

RUMO, JSC (22 Diesel Engines)

S.E.M.T. Pielstick, a brand of the MAN Diesel Group (32 Diesel Engines)

Scania (10 Diesel Engines)

Seatek (5 Diesel Engines)

STEYR MOTORS GmbH. (35 Diesel Engines)

Tedom (2 Diesel Engines)

Tianjin Lovol Engines Co., Ltd. (46 Diesel Engines)

VM Motori (42 Diesel Engines)

Volkswagen AG (8 Diesel Engines)

Volvo Penta (22 Diesel Engines)

Wärtsilä Corporation (151 Diesel Engines)

Yamaha Motor Co, Ltd. (5 Diesel Engines)

Yanmar Co, Ltd. (55 Diesel Engines)

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