More MAN engines for ultra-large container vessels
By Jack Burke01 July 2021
Follows original order in 2020
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has ordered six MAN B&W 11G95ME-GI Mk10.5 main engines for six ultra-large container vessels for Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies.
The new order stems from an option associated with an identical order for six such vessels originally announced in December 2020, where Hapag-Lloyd also chose the environmentally friendly ME-GI engine.
The engines will be built in Korea and offer the option of operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or conventional fuel, meeting Tier 3 emission standards through selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The first engine delivery is scheduled for May 2022. DSME is set to deliver the first six boxships between April – December 2023, with the six ships covered by the new option scheduled for delivery by end-2024.
“The exercising of this option is a great show of confidence in the ME-GI engine and showcases MAN Energy Solutions’ continued leadership in the dual-fuel segment,” said Wayne Jones OBE, chief sales officer and member of the Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions. “As public criticism of emissions within the shipping segment increases exponentially, the ME-GI – with its extremely low methane-slip – is an increasingly attractive propulsion-solution, and particularly so for vessels such as large container ships.”
Bjarne Foldager, senior vice president and head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said the ME-GI is backed up by more than 1.7 million running hours on LNG alone.
“Furthermore, it has low CO2 and greenhouse-gas emissions, and a modular platform that facilitates conversion to other alternative fuels such as ammonia – should the need arise – which makes the engine truly future-proof,” Foldager said.
With a fleet of 241 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 13 300 employees and 395 offices in 131 countries. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.