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First Chinese-built MAN B&W ME for Hudong

Posted on May 11, 2006

The first Chinese-built ME engine has now been delivered to the owner by MAN B&W Diesel licensee Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd.

Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MAN B&W Diesel A/S, “With this engine, Hudong once again proves that they are among the front-runners in the business. It is only a year since they and Dalian received orders for the first 90-cm bore MC-engines in China, and now Hudong are first in China with the ME engines.”

The 8S60ME-C engine will be installed in an 1800 TEU container ship, built for German owner MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Marine.

Engine building capacity at Hudong is now being complemented with the starting-up of a new facility in Lingang near Shanghai. This set up will be completed in mid 2007. The additional capacity will be about 2-3 million horsepower per year.

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