July 19, 2010
MAN Diesel power for Fjord Line cruise ferries
The two cruise ferries that Bergen Group's Fosen, Norway, shipyard is building for Fjord Line Danmark A/S (see earlier story) will be MAN Diesel powered.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a contract with Bergen Group Fosen, in Rissa, Norway. under which it will supply eight state-of-the-art, common-rail-based 10L32/44CR main engines, along with six L21/31 auxiliary generating-sets and four RENK gearboxes for the two 170 m vessels.
The main engines have the option to be retrofitted for dual-fuel (DF) operation, once the development of the DF type 32/44 has been completed.
Both ferries will have the capacity to carry up to 1,500 passengers and 600 vehicles, and will offer daily sailings on services between Norway and Denmark. The vessels will sail under Danish flag.
Bergen Group Fosen chose the well-proven MAN 32/44 common-rail engines on account of their fuel-efficiency and minimal emissions.