January 21, 2008
Cegielski tests first MAN B&W ME engine
Poland's H. Cegielski - Poznan S.A. tested its first MAN B&W ME engine on January 7 with great success.
The engine, a 7S60ME-C7 main engine, has been ordered by Gdynia Shipyard S.A. for installation aboard a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) with a capacity of 6,600 car equivalent units.
The vessel (newbuilding no. 8168) is currently under construction and is the 20th in a series of 26 contracted vessels ordered by Ray Car Carriers Limited of Douglas, Isle of Man.
Earlier ships in the series, (numbers 8168/8--19) are powered by MAN B&W 7S60MC-C7 main engines with Holeby generating sets.
However, from 8168/20 on, the 7S60ME-C7 is being used as main propulsion.
The expectation is that the series will be extended in the future.
H. Cegielski - Poznan S.A. became a MAN Diesel twostroke licensee in 1959. From 1960 - 2007, the Polish concern produced 347 MAN B&W two-stroke engines, establishing itself as the largest, two-stroke engine manufacturer in Europe, a position it has reinforced with the construction of the new ME-engine.