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MAN Diesel & Turbo To Supply 14 Large-Bore Diesel Engines To Bergen Group Fosen

Posted on August 20, 2010

Augsburg, Germany-based manufacturer of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery MAN Diesel & Turbo, has received an order from the Norwegian shipyard Bergen Group Fosen for 14 large-bore diesel engines. MAN Diesel & Turbo will supply eight main engines and six auxiliary engines, along with two gearboxes from MAN subsidiary Renk AG, for the construction of two ferries.

Starting in 2012, the car ferries, which will be operated by Norwegian ferry company Fjord Line, will be used daily on routes between Denmark and Norway, carrying up to 1500 passengers and 600 vehicles. The engines will initially be operated with conventional fuel and, in 2016, switched to operate on natural gas.

The main engines are MAN 32/44CR, which are designed to produce low emissions and offer good fuel efficiency, according to the company. The engines can provide 5600 kW of power.

Because the North and Baltic Seas have strict emission regulations, the engines will be converted with a retrofit that allows the engines to be switched at the press of a button to run on liquid fuel or natural gas. Natural gas-run engines generate about 80% fewer nitric oxides, no sulfur emissions and about 95% fewer particles from its exhaust gas than liquid fuel.

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