Click Here

Which of the following will give shipowners the biggest headache in 2008?

Fuel costs
Crew shortages
Freight rates
Environmental regulations
Maritime security regulations

Marine Log

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.


marine log logo

Save the dates!