MAN Turbo Packages Headed To Sea
By Jack Burke14 February 2017
Tropical Shipping, a provider of logistics solutions to the Bahamas and Caribbean, has ordered a series of MAN propulsion packages in China to complement an expansion of its vessel fleet.
The company has ordered four 1100-teu container vessels, each equipped with a MAN B&W 6S60ME-C8.5 main engine, complete with TCA66-21 turbocharger and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) module to achieve Tier 3 compliance. The propulsion package also includes three MAN 6L23/30 Holeby GenSets with MAN TCR14 turbochargers, as well as the latest generation of CP propellers, the VBS1550-5 Mk5, which is a five-bladed design combined with the MAN Alpha rudder-bulb concept.
Tropical Shipping has also ordered two 300-teu container vessels, each powered by a MAN 27/38 engine, with TCR turbochargers. The new vessels are due to enter service from June 2018 on.
“The marine market is currently very challenging but, in winning orders like this, we see some green shoots of recovery,” said Bjarne Foldager, vice president – Promotion & Sales, Two-Stroke Business –MAN Diesel & Turbo. “Tropical Shipping has chosen to expand its fleet with proven technology from our portfolio and I am confident they will be served well by it.”