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MAN B&W Diesel Presents New Engine Series

Posted on January 31, 2006

The MAN B&W Diesel Group announced the launch of a new four-stroke engine designed to to not only burn both gas and MDO (Marine Diesel Oil), but can also run long-term on pure HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil). This flexibility is designed to meet and even exceed all requirments from the marine and stationary markets. The new 51/60DF (Dual Fuel) engine is based on the 48/60B range that has been used in both marine and stationary applications. Its technology comes from the experience that MAN B&W Diesel has gained over decades of working with smaller dual-fuel engines, most recently with the 32/40DF range.

The 51/60DF is currently the largest four-stroke gas engine on the market and is to be incorporated in all its versions into the MAN B&W Diesel product portfolio in a spectrum ranging from the 6-cylinder, in-line configuration to the 18-cylinder, Vee configuration engine. A special common rail pilot oil injection system makes the engine exceptionally environmentally friendly. The available engine power ranges from 6000 to 18 000 kW.

The 51/60DF will not only aimed at the LNG tanker market, but is also the base load electricity generation in power stations with a good gas connection. After extensive tests on the company’s test bed, the first series-produced engines will be dispatched in mid-2007.

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