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Marine Log

July 16, 2008

Maersk orders MAN Diesel engines for 18 ship series

A.P. Moller - Maersk has made an interesting choice of engine for its recently announced series of 18 4,500-TEU containerships from South Korea's Hyundai.

It has ordered 18 MAN B&W 6S80ME-C9 engines for the ships.

The 6S80ME-C9 engine type is MAN DieselÕs most modern mark-9 design and is fully compliant with the new, Tier-II emission requirements. With a cylinder bore of 800 mm and stroke of 3,450 mm it produces 4,510 kW/cylinder at 78 rpm.

MAN B&W says that the lower rpm gives a significant increase in propulsion efficiency, thereby contributing to fuel economy and reduced CO2 emission. In addition, the use of waste-heat recovery technology on each of the engines will make the container ships among the most environmentally friendly at sea. A waste-heat recovery system reuses excess exhaust-heat to generate energy for on-board electricity consumption. The associated reduction in fuel consumption results in a corresponding reduction in emissions. This is the first time that an Asian yard will install a waste-heat recovery system of this size and efficiency.

All of the engines will be built by HHI-EMD, HyundaiÕs engine division, with 13 going to HyundaiÕs Ship Building Division (HHI-SBD), and the remaining five to Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI).

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