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Cruise Control

MAN engines bound for Norwegian Cruise Line newbuildings

Posted on August 21, 2013

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from Meyer Werft to supply 10 V48/60 type engines with diesel-electric propulsion systems for two new cruise vessels operated by U.S.-based cruise liner company Norwegian Cruise Line.

The ships will be built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, northern Germany.

The new ships – accorded the project name “Breakaway Plus” – will be completed in October 2015 and spring 2017. At 164 000 tonnes and with 4200 passenger berths, the vessels will be larger than the previous 147 000 tonnes Breakaway-class ships, the Norwegian Breakaway and the Norwegian Getaway ordered by Meyer Werft in 2010.

The Breakaway Plus vessels will each be powered by five MAN V48/60CR-type engines capable of delivering 76.8 MW. MAN said that the five engines will operate with its common-rail injection system that provides superior performance in terms of fuel consumption and emissions.