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“For the 6th time, the Rostock Large Engine Symposium took place in Rostock on 3rd September. Due to the current prevailing pandemic situation a rethinking of the organization was necessary. The number of on-site participants had to be reduced drastically, which led to the idea of a hybridization. For the first time, this year´s conference was also broadcasted live via web stream. This allowed a wide range of interested participants to follow current topics and research results in the field of large engines. Over two days, topics such as dual fuel technology, new fuel findings, trends in the field of turbocharging and injection and exhaust after treatment were presented and discussed. Despite the hygiene concept that had to be adhered to, the conference was held without any complications and the participants were able to enjoy unlimited presentation and networking opportunities. The organizing team could gain a lot of experience for subsequent conferences and is looking forward to the next symposium in 2022 in Rostock.”
More stringent emission legislation and an increasing public interest for environmentally friendly propulsion concepts are dominating the research and development activities of engine manufacturers and suppliers. With the introduction of IMO TIER III emission limits for marine diesel engines must be drastically reduced. At the same time, substential regulations on the fuel sector are to be respected. To meet these challanges new technological concepts and control strategies are required.
The conference focusses on recent research and development results to comply with future emission limits as well as the discussion of current and prospective boundary conditions. In this context, researchers and engineers from engine manufacturers and suppliers as well as representatives from shipping companies, ship building industry, power plant operators and legislation are addressed by the symposium.
Against this background the 7th Rostock Large Engine Symposium constitutes a forum for a professional dialog between legislation, researchers, developers and operators of large engines.