Hybrid Turbocharger developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), received “JMF”s President Award 2015 in the 36th Energy Conserving Machinery Award from The Japan Machinery Federation (JMF). There were 28 candidate machines, and the excellent efficiency, practical service experiences and innovative features of Mitsubishi Hybrid Turbocharger were highly evaluated by JMF.
This Hybrid Turbocharger, which incorporates high speed generator motor in well-known Mitsubishi MET Turbocharger, can convert excessive exhaust gas energy of large marine diesel engine into electric power efficiently and flexibly. Furthermore, it can turn into motoring mode so that turbocharger rotor can be accelerated by external electric power. This can supply more air with lower electric power than conventional auxiliary blower makes.
The world’s first Hybrid Turbocharger for commercial application MET83MAG was successfully developed with the greatest contribution of Hitachi Zosen Corporation, and it has been installed on board of large bulk carrier built by Japan Marine United Corporation. Also, the latest Hybrid Turbocharger MET66MAG-VTI with motoring function and variable turbine was successfully developed with the great cooperation of Mitsui Zosen Corporation and Kobe Diesel Co., Ltd. The Turbochargers, which have been operated by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, have been installed on the 6 latest large car carriers built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd. and Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
In conclusion, we, MHI-MME, wish to express our deepest thanks to the above shipyards, ship owners and also Calnetix Technologies LLC, USA who jointly developed the generators and power electronics.