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Brisk Order Activity In Brazilian Market

Posted on February 16, 2010

MAN Diesel has announced a series of orders for its two-stroke, electronic ME-engines in Brazil. The new engines will be delivered to Petrobras and Vale, who together draw on Brazil’s long-standing tradition in shipping, shipbuilding, hydrocarbon exploration and mining.

Petrobras has ordered 10 × 6S70ME-C engines to power a new generation of Suezmax tankers as part of a fleet-renewal program. The Petrobras engines will be constructed by Doosan Engine in Korea with the ships being built at the new Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) shipyard. Located in Pernambuco State in the northeast of the country, EAS plans to become one of the largest shipyards in the southern hemisphere.

Petrobras has also ordered 4 × 6S50ME-C engines, to be built at STX in Korea, to power a series of product carriers. The newbuildings will be constructed at Estaleiro Mauá in Rio de Janeiro State and will also feature Alpha-branded controllable pitch propellers from MAN Diesel’s facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark.

MAN Diesel has also received an order from Seamar for 4 × 7S80ME-C8 engines to power vessels for charter by Vale S.A., the second-largest mining company in the world and one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil. These will be installed aboard 4 × 400 000 dwt bulk carriers to be built at DSME Shipyard in Korea. Vale will eventually build another four such giant ships in Brazil.

For more information: www.mandiesel.com

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