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MAN Diesel's First 40-Bore Electronic Engine Enters Service

Posted on May 11, 2009

Yielding 6,810 kW at 146 rpm and an mep of 21 bar, MAN Diesel's first S40ME-B electronic engine has entered service. The new engine was built by STX in Korea and is one of six ordered by Intership Navigation of Cyprus to power a series of vessels.

Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President, MAN Diesel Promotion and Sales said: “Market reception for the ME-B series has been very positive to date and, with over 100 orders recorded thus far, we are very happy with its success. He continued: “Engine builders, shipowners and ship builders alike have hailed this modern engine technology, and the arrival of the first S40ME-B in service is another, significant step forward for the ME-B series.”

The market requirement for the lowest possible propeller speed in relation to bore size has led to the new ME-B engine having a stroke/bore ratio of 4.4. In turn, the new engine has an increased maximum cylinder pressure, giving rise to an improved fuel consumption that is 2 g/kWh lower than existing, small-bore engines. Thanks to the electronic control of the engine’s parameters, the ME-B is also well-equipped to meet the new Tier-II emission requirements.

The ME-B engine is the prime mover aboard the “Pacific Adventure”, a multi-purpose vessel built at HuangHai shipyard in China. The newbuilding recently passed its sea-trials successfully.

For more information: www.mandiesel.com

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