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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Political evening on 26 June – setting a course for maritime energy transformation
09.06.2017 At a political evening in Berlin on 26 June, VDMA engine manufacturers will continue the dialogue on climate protection with politicians and other areas of the maritime sector. The aim is to secure the future of commercial shipping while simultaneously achieving climate targets. The engine industry wants to help shape the path towards CO2 neutrality by 2050.
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.
The fully revised “Emissions legislation for diesel and gas engines” is now available in printed form and as a PDF file. The brochure contains a clear and concise overview of the most important legislation and limits on emissions from diesel and gas engines in ships and boats, stationary power plants, mobile machinery and trains.
Here you find company and product information about the members of the Association Engines and Systems.
Annual Report 2015 Engines and Systems
VDMA brochure "Efficient, environmentally friendly and always available"
In 2016, more than 2,200 exhibitors from 66 nations displayed themselves on more than 90,000 square metres of exhibition space. And with around 50,000 industry visitors coming from 124 countries the leading maritime trade fair welcomed its most international range of visitors ever. The coming SMM will take place from September 4th to 7th 2018 in Hamburg.
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.