MaK 8 MAu 423 Diesel Engine Propels Historic Ferry Into Anniversary Year
The "MS Stadt Kiel e.V. " Society recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of its famous ferry boat with a big "open ship" event at Kiel's jetty "Seegartenbrücke". The vessel was launched at the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft on May 26, 1934 not far from this place of celebration. In conjunction with this anniversary, the 55th service anniversary of the MaK 8 MAu 423 marine diesel engine of 1954 was also celebrated.
As a technical monument of the Land of Schleswig-Holstein, the "Stadt Kiel" is at the same time a symbol of the success story of the MaK brand. To date, more than 10,000 MaK engines have been sold which regularly set new standards in terms of innovation, performance, and reliability. After the acquisition of Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH by Caterpillar Inc. and the change in company name to Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG all Cat and MaK branded marine engines are today distributed by Caterpillar Marine Power Systems (CMPS) based in Hamburg.
The support of CMPS for the "Stadt Kiel" is also a commitment to the values of the MaK brand in demand now more than ever in the area of passenger navigation. Whether it is a RoPax ferry or a cruise vessel, MaK M 43 C engines are increasingly part of the ship's equipment. And although current power demand with up to six engines and a total power of 80 MW (107.000 hp) is incomparably higher – MaK's combination of innovative technology, high reliability and low operating costs continues to be a guarantee of success.
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