MAN engines to power world’s largest live-fish carrier

By Jack Burke26 March 2021

Two vessels to be built

MAN Energy Solutions will supply the main engines for two newbuilding live-fish carriers, currently under construction at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey.

The first – a 2200 m2 vessel for Seivåg Shipping AS – will be powered by two MAN 12V175D-MEM Tier 3 engines, while the second – an 8000 m2 vessel for Mowistar AS – will be powered by four MAN 12V175D-MEM Tier 3 engines. This latter carrier, with a deadweight of roughly 12 000 tonnes, will be the largest battery-hybrid live-fish carrier of its kind in the world, MAN Energy Solutions said.

Both customers are subsidiaries of Seistar AS from Torangsvåg, Norway.

The MAN 12V175D propulsion engine.

Norwegian outfit, Salt Ship Design AS, has designed both vessels, which feature several, new design solutions with a strong focus on hygiene, environment and quality, including batteries for energy storage and circular fish tanks.

All engines will come with MAN turbochargers as well as MAN’s SaCoS engine control and safety system. Every engine will also feature MAN’s proprietary selective catalytic reduction (SCR) closed-loop, temperature-controlled system that remains active over the entire load range, delivering low urea consumption and low emissions.

“This is an important order that marks our entry into an exciting market,” said Ben Andres, head of High-Speed Sales, MAN Energy Solutions said. “The aquaculture and fisheries market is currently experiencing significant growth and to make our début by powering such a remarkable vessel – the world’s largest live-fish carrier – is very pleasing. Norway has a high focus on emissions, particularly NOx and CO2, and the eco-friendliness of the MAN 175D and its SCR system prepares the vessels well for the impending IMO 2030 deadline.”

MAN Energy Solutions has developed the MAN 175D engine range to supplement and complete its product portfolio in the maritime sector. In three variants of 12, 16 and 20 cylinders, the engine is available with an output ranging from 1500 to 4400 kW.

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