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First 32/44 CR Order for MAN

Posted on January 31, 2007

Since the late September introduction of the 32/44CR common rail diesel engine at the SMM marine technology exhibition in Hamburg, MAN Diesel has announced that it recently received its first order for the engine. The well-known shipping company Scandlines, operator of the famous Rødby to Puttgarden, Denmark to Germany car and passenger ferry, has ordered an inline six-cylinder 6L 32/44 CR engine to replace a damaged engine aboard its 14 822 GRT, 1140 passenger M/V Prinsesse Benedikte, double-ended Ro-Pax car, truck and passenger ferry.

In a diesel-electric propulsion system the 6L 32/44 CR common rail engine will be one of five 32 cm bore engines driving the generator sets which supply both propulsion power and all other electrical consumers aboard the vessel. The 32/44CR engine produces 560 kW per cylinder and is MAN Diesel’s first heavy fuel engine to be offered exclusively with common rail fuel injection as standard equipment. In contrast to the other four engines, the MAN Diesel 32/44 CR power unit produces a maximum output of 3360 kW as opposed to 3520 kW from eight cylinders. It also features both common rail fuel injection and electronic engine management. With a total of 17 440 kW available, the generator sets can propel the 142 metre overall length, 25.4 metre beam ferry at a maximum speed of 18.5 knots, while also covering the vessel’s considerable “hotel” loads.

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