This paper will outline the current programme of two-stroke low-speed diesel engines,
The MC Programme.
The background For the design and engine range will be given, together with a survey of the most important service experience available From the first engines in service.
Although low specific fuel oil consumption has been the development target number one, the total economy concept of the propulsion plant has been taken into consideration by allowing the engine to be utilized together with main engine driven generators, turbo-compound systems, etc.
Finally, a description of engine layout principles will be given.