Here Come The Gen-Sets
MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order to supply the generator sets for a series of offshore newbuildings recently ordered by Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd.
Swire has ordered eight IMT-997 platform supply vessels (PSVs), with four to be built by Universal Shipbuilding Corp. in Japan and an additional four by EISA Shipyard in Brazil. Each vessel will be equipped with 4 × 6L27/38 MAN gen-sets, with each unit rated at 1980 kW at 720 r/min. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Korean licensee, Doosan Engine Co. Ltd., will construct the gen-sets.
The 97 m, 5000 dwt PSVs will be approved with dynamic positioning capability and have diesel-electric propulsion systems with azimuth propulsion units, MAN said. The vessels will be delivered progressively from early 2014 on, with gen-set delivery slated to stretch from early 2013 through mid-2014.
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