Marine Log

July 5, 2006

MAN B&W relaunches RK 280

MAN B&W Diesel is making a further step in strengthening and consolidating its medium speed engine portfolio.

The RK 280, previously developed and sold through the U.K .branch of MAN B&W Diesel, will be transferred to the headquarters in Augsburg and newly launched as an MAN 28/33D engine.

The commercial responsibility will shift to the Medium Speed Marine division, headed by Prof. Dr. Wolfram Lausch as of July 1, 2006.

The engine will be fully implemented into the medium-speed production and quality control systems. All technical and support functions will be managed out of the headquarters in Augsburg.

The 28/33D engine is sold in 12V, 16V and 20V configurations. It runs on MDO and is rated at 450 kW per cylinder.

The first engines have been put into service during this year. Initial applications are main propulsion for fast ships.

Depending on the market demand further applications such as marine, offshore or stationary generating sets will be offered.

The U.K. business of MAN B&W Diesel, with locations in Stockport, Colchester and Stamford, will continue to focus on service activities.

These include spare parts supply, service, overhaul and technical support for the full range of engines previously manufactured in the U.K. PrimeServ UK will be an important partner of the global PrimeServ network.