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Weihai Haida Orders MAN-Powered Ferry

Posted on January 13, 2012

Weihai Haida Ferry Co., operating in Northeast China, has placed an order for a 2200-passenger/1100 m Ropax ferry featuring a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package.

Weihai Haida is the operator on the route between the major cities of Weihai and Dalian on opposite sides of the Bohai strait in Northeast China, where the company undertakes a Ropax service. Weihai Haida currently has two vessels in its fleet operating on the route – the Xin Shen Shen and Shen Shen 1 – with the former shortly due to exit service.

The newbuilding will be constructed at the Huanghai shipyard and be called Shen Shen 2. It will feature a twin-screw propulsion plant comprising two MAN 9L32/40 (IMO Tier-II compliant) four-stroke engines, two Renk single-reduction gearboxes with PTO shaft to drive alternators, and two MAN CP propellers using the Alpha VBS1020 Mk 5 design. Additionally, the Alphatronic 2000 has been designated as propulsion control system.

MAN Diesel & Turbo Frederikshavn, Denmark, will support the integration of the full propulsion package. The new ferry will be capable of carrying 2200 passengers at a design speed of 18 knots. Along with the optimized propulsion package, Weihai Haida has also ordered engine spare-parts from MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division.

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