New HiMSEN H46/60V engine wins type approval

HimsenAPRIL 2, 2013 — Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) has won type approval for the new 35,300 bhp HiMSEN H46/60V engine from nine classification societies including ABS, BV, CCS, DNV, GL, KR, LR, NK, and RINA.

The completion of type approval testing of the IMO Tier III compliant HiMSEN H46/60V expands Hyundai Heavy's medium speed marine engine line-up to cover outputs from 780 bhp to 35,300 bhp.

The HiMSEN engine (Hi-touch Marine & Stationary Engine) was developed by Hyundai Heavy in 2000. Since then, the company has produced out 7,200 units for marine propulsion and land-based power plants. The engines can be customized to have between 5 and 20 cylinders to reflect customers' needs.

"The rated power of medium speed engines varies depending on ship size and power generation capacity. With the development of the high power HiMSEN H46/60V, Hyundai Heavy is well positioned to swiftly respond to the demand for high power marine engines for ship propulsion and power generation," said Mr. Kim Jong-suk, senior vice president of Hyundai Heavy's Engine & Machinery Division.

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