Big Trawler Order For MAN

By Jack Burke21 September 2018

MAN Energy Solutions will supply the propulsion system for seven 109 m Russian factory trawlers—the largest such vessels built in the last 25 years, according to MAN.

Tersan shipyard will build the first vessel in Yalova, Turkey for Russian Fishery Company (RFC) with a scheduled delivery date of July 2020. The following six identical vessels will be constructed in Russia.

The configuration of the newbuilding’s propulsion system includes a MAN 14V32/44CR main engine delivering 8120 kW, a MAN Alpha VBS 1260 propeller, a gearbox including power take-off/power take-home with startup converter, and a MAN 9L21/31 and a MAN 7L21/31 gensets. System delivery for the first vessel is scheduled for June 2019.

“Our track record within the fishing segment is very good but we are especially pleased to have won this noteworthy order as the trawlers will be the largest such vessels constructed in the past 25 years,” said Lex Nijsen, vice president, Head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Energy Solutions. “That the customer has chosen an MAN propulsion set-up to accompany its choice of main engine is particularly satisfying and fits well with our strategy of providing system solutions.”

Th propulsion system includes an advanced common-rail technology and is designed for operation using IFO (380 cSt) fuel for both main propulsion and auxiliary power generation

The package also includes a four-bladed, 4.3 m diameter MAN Alpha VBS1260 propeller with Alpha High Thrust propeller nozzle class ICE 1A Super.

MAN Energy Solutions will also supply an Alphatronic 3000 propulsion-control system that allows for customized multiple combinator curves for both speed 1 and speed 2 including floating frequency for outstanding performance

The complete package supply is specified to include MAN PrimeServ online service and crew training.

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