A Sales First For MAN In China

By Jack Burke09 September 2020

MAN Energy Solutions said its Chinese license, CMP, has won a series of new, small-bore, four-stroke orders within the Chinese inland-and-coastal segment.

The orders are for MAN 21/31, 27/38 and 23/30H types and stem in great part from the Chinese government establishing new, impending, emission protocols for the segment with its GB15097 regulation – commonly known as C1 and C2.

“With the introduction of C1 and C2, we identified – in close cooperation with our Chinese licensees – the business potential in the Chinese inland market, prepared a business case, and initiated the appropriate design-and-performance test measures to make our engines compliant,” said Finn Fjeldhøj, head of Small-Bore, Four-Stroke Engineering, MAN Energy Solutions. “Accordingly, to gain orders for three of our small-bore, medium-speed engines is very gratifying.”

He said the engines are the first C1-compliant orders of their type and represent an important milestone for MAN Energy Solutions within the Chinese river-and-coastal segment.

CMP recently won the order to provide a 6S35ME-B9.5 Tier 2 main engine and three 6L27/38 with one 5L21/31 Gensets for a 15 000 dwt shuttle tanker currently under construction by Qidong COSCO Shipping Engineering for Shanghai Beihai Shipping. The Gensets fulfill Tier 2 + C1 requirements and engine delivery is scheduled for the end of October.

The project is in line with CMP’s strategy of creating a C1 order book and increasing its share of the domestic ship market. The project also marks the first occasion that CMP has won a two-stroke ME order within the COSCO Shipping group.

CMP has also won the order from Yang Zi Jiang Shipyard to supply the engines for two 52 000 dwt bulk carriers, each featuring three 5L23/30H C1-compliant Gensets. Engine delivery has been set for May 2021.

CMP further reports that it is also working on several, different bulk and RoRo C1-compliant projects, mostly with MAN 23/30 applications.

Formerly, most diesel engines in this marine segment were locally produced by domestic brands. However, in recent years, the Chinese authorities have tightened emission requirements, even surpassing IMO regulations. The China GB15097 regulation – commonly known as C1 and C2 – includes limits for particulate matter (PM) and resembles EPA US limits closely.

The Statutory Technical Rules for The Inspection of Domestic Seaway Ships began being enforced by the China Maritime Safety Administration on Aug. 1. GB15097 requires the exhaust emissions of all domestic, seaway, medium-speed, diesel engines to follow Chinese C1/C2 emission rules. The new legislation will primarily apply to domestic bulk carriers, feeder containers, oil tankers, passenger RoRos and government vessels – a sizable market, MAN said.

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