Orders Placed For MAN Dual-Fuel Engines
MAN to supply engines for LNG carriers to China, Japan
MAN Diesel & Turbo has received €100 million worth of orders from China and Japan for a total of 35 dual-fuel engines for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. Delivery of the engines is scheduled for 2014.
MAN will supply 30 MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engines for six LNG carriers for a consortium comprising Shanghai-based CSLNG, a subsidiary of China Shipping, Sinopec Kantons and MOL. The ships – each with a payload of 174 000 m3 – will be built at the Hudong Zhonghua shipyard near Shanghai and will be the first large LNG carriers built in China with a dual-fuel, diesel/electrical-driven (DFDE) configuration.
Additionally, MAN Diesel & Turbo will supply five MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engines for a LNG carrier being built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. in Japan. The carrier, which has a payload of 182 000 m3, will be built at the Kawasaki Sakaide shipyard in the southwest of Japan.
MAN said all of the engines are IMO Tier 2 compliant in diesel mode and will have lower exhaust-gas emissions in gas mode than IMO Tier 3 stipulates. The engines for both orders will be built at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg, Germany, facility.