April 10, 2003
MAN B&W order for Japanese ferry
Taiheyo (the Japanese for Pacific) already operates three ferries equipped with MAN B&W Diesel engines. This latest ferry will be driven by two large-bore diesel engines from Augsburg. The 58/64 type is the largest engine manufactured at the Augsburg works and is able to deliver over 17,000 hp per unit.
Both engines will be completely manufactured in Augsburg from the casting of the parts up to the final assembly.
According to MHI, the yard decided in favor of the 58/64 because of its absolute reliability and minor maintenance requirements.