GULF OFFSHORE 2002
Viken orders electronically-controlled MAN B&W
Confirming growing market interest in MAN B&W Diesel's electronically controlled engine, Norway's Viken Shipping has ordered a 6S70ME-C engine,
Bergen-based Viken has selected the 6S70ME-C for a high-specification Suezmax "shuttle light" tanker.
The vessel will be delivered from Samsung in Korea in November 2003 and will enter a long-term charter for Navion in the North Sea. Four more ships, two more Suezmax and two Aframax, are being negotiated with the yard for this owner, and they, too, are planned to have ME-C engines. For the Aframax, the 6S60ME-C type is foreseen.
The 6S70ME-C engine develops an output of 18,660 kW at 91 r/min. It all the ME engine features:
Viken Shipping's primary reasons for choosing the ME engine for its newbuildings include the low rpm capability, giving improved maneuvering possibilities, and the excellent running economy..