MAN's First Tier 2 Engine Ready for Delivery
The first Tier 2 compliant MAN B&W engine finished production at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division in Korea and is ready for delivery. The low-speed, two-stroke MAN B&W 6S50ME-C7 was ordered by Teekay, a global provider of marine services to the oil and gas industry, to power a shuttle tanker under construction by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. The ship is scheduled for delivery in July.
The engine is intended for Teekay's Amundson eco-friendly class of ships, developed to meet the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Clean Design Notation requirements that comply with IMO Tier 2 emsisions limits.
This engine follows a 2008 decision by MAN Diesel to relaunch its product portfolio, making all of its engines compatible with the IMO's Tier 2 emissions regulations in time to pre-empt the January 2011 implementation of the new IMO NOx emissions limits.
Søren H. Jensen, vice president and head of Research & Development, Marine Low-Speed, MAN Diesel said, “This is the first customer engine that has been converted and we are also well underway with the remainder of our two-stroke portfolio, which will be Tier-2 ready in its entirety later this year.” He continued, “We know exactly what each engine requires and making them Tier-2 ready is only a matter of fine-tuning them on the testbed. In this respect, we have already finalised agreements with our licensees to set aside the necessary time-slots for testing.”
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