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MAN Powers Peruvian Fishing Vessels

Posted on April 21, 2010

Peruvian company Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A. (COPEINCA) signed a contract with MAN Diesel & Turbo for the supply of 6L21/31-VBS propulsion packages to power three newbuild fishing vessels. The 6L21/31 has a rated output of 1290 kW at 1000 r/min and drives a MAN Alpha VBS740-ODG controllable pitch propeller.

The vessels are primarily for anchovy fishing for the production of fish meal. When the ships’ annual quota has been utilized (takes between 20 days and three months depending on the capacity and vessel efficiency), the vessels convert to mackerel and horse mackerel fishing for the rest of the year.

The vessels will be built by the Peruvian shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina S.A. (SIMACH), Chimbote.

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