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ME Engines to Power Container Vessels

Posted on August 23, 2004

Hudong Heavy Machinery Company (HHM) of Shanghai, China has received its first orders for MAN B&W ME engine orders. HHM has received orders for 10 ME engines to be used in two different projects at Chinese shipyards. In addition, Europe has also seen ME orders this month, at Izar MDE in Spain.

Zhejiang Shipyard will be constructing six 1800 TEU container vessels for German owner MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Marine. These ships will be equipped with 8S60ME-C engines rated 18 080 kW at 105 r/min. The second order is a series of four 2500 TEU vessels at Yang Zi Jiang Shipyard for German owner Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG. These vessels will have 6K80ME-C engines rated 21 660 kW at 108 r/min. Ships of this design were previously delivered with 6K80MC-C engines for another German owner, but now the yard has revised the design to include the electronically controlled ME engines. The Izar MDE order requires four 6L70ME-C engines rated 18 660 kW at 108 r/min, for Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG for their series of 1700 TEU container vessels to be built at Sietas Shipyard in Germany.

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