MAN B&W K80ME-C9 Engine Passes Type Approval Test
MAN Diesel has broadened its product portfolio with the development of its new, Type K80ME-C9 two-stroke, low-speed engine. The ME-C9 engine recently passed the final milestone on its way to commercial applications in the marine sector with a successful Type Approval Test (TAT).
The first production version of the MAN B&W-branded engine successfully completed its TAT program at Hyundai’s (HHI-EMD) works in Ulsan, Korea. HHI-EMD’s two-stroke engine assembly and test shop #2 was the venue for the test and hosted representatives from the shipyard, ship owner and leading Classification Societies.
The MAN B&W 7K80ME-C9 engine develops 31 710 kW at 104 r/min and is destined for a vessel operated by the A.P. Møller Mærsk group that also includes Waste Heat Recovery technology. The ME-C9 engine enhances the green credentials of the same vessel that can also boast of a highly efficient waste-heat recovery system. The engine is the first of four large-bore, Mk. 9 engines, all displaying high power density, and due for production during 2009.
The four engines are based on the well-proven technology of MAN Diesel’s mechanical MC and MC-C engine ranges. Broadly speaking, the ME-concept represents an upgrade of the mechanical engines with electronic controls that provide improved, operational economy and flexibility, better maneuverability and easier overhauls. Additional details are available in the May issue of Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide.
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