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A First For Everything

MAN receives first order for ME-GI engine

Posted on December 10, 2012

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received its first order for its low-speed, dual-fuel ME-GI engine. American shipping company, TOTE, signed a contract with its compatriot shipyard NASSCO in San Diego, California, U.S.A., for the construction of two containerships with an option for three more vessels for primarily domestic services. The vessels will each be powered by 8L70ME-GI dual-fuel gas-powered engines.

The two 3100 TEU vessels will be powered primarily by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The first two ships will operate between Florida, U.S.A., and Puerto Rico. The ship design will allow the transport of conceivable products.

The ships will be built by NASSCO shipyard in San Diego and designed by Korean DSEC, which is part of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). Construction for the first containership will start in the first quarter of 2014, with delivery expected by the fourth quarter of 2015; the second ship will be delivered in the first quarter of 2016.