First Chinese-Built MAN Engine In The Works
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. is set to build the first Chinese-built MAN B&W design Green Series 7G80ME-C9.2 engine. Expected for delivery in June 2013, the engine, which meets all Tier 2 criteria, will be sent to Maran Tankers of Greece for use in a 319 000 dwt ABS class VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier).
The engine, rated 31 150 kW, coupled with a G80 engine can improve propeller efficiency by about 3.6%, assuming optimum running conditions, according to MAN. Under those same conditions, the EEDI would be reduced by about 8.2%. The pairing also helps reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
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