MAN selected for minehunters

By Jack Burke09 February 2021

Vessels for the Indonesian Navy

MAN Energy Solutions will supply hybrid propulsion packages for two minehunting vessels for the Indonesian Navy.

The ships are being built by the German yard Abeking & Rasmussen and will incorporate two MAN 12V175D-MM engines delivering 2220 kW at 1900 rpm, a MAN Alpha CPP twin screw-propeller system including Alphatronic 3000 propulsion-control system designed for efficient and flexible maneuvering and an AKA hybrid PTI system for silent operation while minehunting (slow speed with pure electric propulsion).

The MAN 12V175D propulsion engine.

“The 175D engine is ideally suited for demanding naval applications where its compactness and best-in-class fuel-oil consumption are always key criteria for customers,” said Ben Andres, head of High-Speed Sales, MAN Energy Solutions. “Delivering propulsion packages to these two minehunters also fulfills our ambition to increasingly becoming a supplier of complete solutions. This is the first time that we have worked with Abeking & Rasmussen and I look forward to further developing our relationship in the future.”

This order adds to other 12V175D-MM engines already in operation aboard several other Indonesian Navy patrol vessels.

The new business adds to recent 175D orders that MAN Energy Solutions won late last year, including 16 units for four corvettes for the Finnish Navy; and complete propulsion packages for two OPV-45 offshore patrol vessels – featuring a total of four 175D engines – that are currently under construction at Israel Shipyards in Haifa for an undisclosed African navy.

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 and is optimized for propelling ferries, offshore supply vessels, tug boats and other working vessels. Other market areas, such as super-yachts and naval marine applications are also served by additional, specialist model versions.

It is also an extremely eco-friendly engine, being designed from the outset with compliance to the latest, as well as future, exhaust-gas-emission requirements and utilizes a very compact and flexible SCR system, which enables vessel designers to optimize space on board to the maximum.

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