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First MAN B&W Diesel Engine Over 100 000 HP in Service

Posted on February 22, 2006

The first diesel engine with more than 100 000 bhp has gone into service on February 22, 2006. MAN B&W Diesel licensee Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea has built the 12K98MC with 101 640 bhp (75 800 kW).

The engine is installed in the first of a series of container ships with a capacity over 9000 teu being built for Greek owner Costamare. The vessels will be chartered to COSCON (COSCO Container Lines) in China.

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