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11.08.2017

Germany applies for reclassification of SO2 on the list of hazardous substances

Germany has made a suggestion to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) about the reclassification of sulphur dioxide in accordance with the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation). This may have an effect on European and national law, as well as on limit values.

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09.08.2017

Machinery Directive, REACH and RoHS in focus: tailored event by VDMA Engines and Systems

Do you have specific questions about the machinery directive? Do REACH and RoHS regularly give you headaches? Then we recommend our knowledge-sharing event with engine manufacturers and suppliers on 3 November 2017. Together with experts from VDMA, we will discuss your specific questions on these technical regulations.

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25.07.2017

IMO MEPC71: Taking small steps and making compromises to reduce environmental impact

The key focus points of the 71st session of the MEPC were greenhouse gas emissions, ballast water and the implementation of the global sulphur limit values in fuels. While the North Sea and Baltic Sea have now finally been designated as emission control areas for nitrogen oxide, slow progress is being made in other areas.

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27.06.2017

Climate targets do not stop at the shipping industry

Berlin, 27. June 2017 - Climate targets must attract more attention in shipping as well. E-fuels – alternative fuels that can gradually replace heavy fuel oil on ships – will play a particularly important role in this. Manufacturers of large engines and the VDMA are therefore calling for energy transformation in the maritime sector and discussed this in Berlin with representatives from politics and industry at a political evening.

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13.06.2017

Important steps for the international standardisation of exhaust gas measurements (ISO/TC 70/SC 8)

The revised standards for measurement procedures (ISO 8178-1) and test cycles (ISO 8178-4) are now available on the ISO website. However, work on the key ISO 8178 standards series continues. One key focus for the future is smoke measurements, which are becoming increasingly important in the shipping industry.

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24.05.2017

Uncertainty concerning the approval of combustion plants

There is uncertainty concerning the approval of engine-driven power stations and other combustion plants. In some cases, authorities, consultants and manufacturers of exhaust gas cleaning systems have been using draft versions of the upcoming Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control and limits expected in a new Federal Immission Control Act for approval purposes. The VDMA and German Federal Ministry for the Environment agree that this is not permissible.

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11.08.2017

Germany applies for reclassification of SO2 on the list of...
Machinery Directive, REACH and RoHS in focus: tailored eve...
IMO MEPC71: Taking small steps and making compromises to r...
Climate targets do not stop at the shipping industry
Important steps for the international standardisation of e...
Uncertainty concerning the approval of combustion plants
Economic situation

Economic situation

08.01.2016 The industrial engines of the manufacturers represented in the VDMA can be divided into two categories: compact engines, primarily for driving mobile machinery, and large engines, for supplying energy and driving ships and rolling stock.

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Applications

Engines for generating electricity and heat

In vehicles, ships or as engines for stationary energy conversion, internal combustion engines have been used in millions of applications for over 100 years.

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Engines in mobile machinery – driving the economy

Do you think sufficient nutrition is a necessity? Do you wish to go to work on asphalted roads? Do you not want to live in a tent? Then you too are dependent on mobile machinery. For there is scarcely a single area of our lives that would function without mobile machinery.

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Ships – inconceivable without internal combustion engines

Whether for entertainment electronics from China, coffee from South America or vehicles from the US, global trade would not be possible without sea transport.

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Environment

Climate targets do not stop at the shipping industry

27.06.2017 Berlin, 27. June 2017 - Climate targets must attract more attention in shipping as well. E-fuels – alternative fuels that can gradually replace heavy fuel oil on ships – will play a particularly important role in this. Manufacturers of large engines and the VDMA are therefore calling for energy transformation in the maritime sector and discussed this in Berlin with representatives from politics and industry at a political evening.

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Manufacturers of large engines call for energy transformation in the maritime sector

Manufacturers of large engines in the VDMA have acknowledged the resolutions of the world climate summit in Paris. They intend to play an active role in replacing fossil fuels with more environmentally-friendly forms of energy in the shipping industry.

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