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MAN Diesel and Turbo gensets picked for Ceona newbuild

Written by Nick Blenkey

CEONA Amazon 344AUGUST 5, 2013 — MAN Diesel & Turbo will supply the main gensets for Ceona Amazon, the pipelay/construction vessel being built by Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG for U.K. based Ceona (see earlier story).

The Ceona Amazon will be equipped with two 9L32/44CR and four 8L32/44CR main gensets, providing a total output of 28 MW. Each engine will be constructed at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg production facility in southern Germany, and later transported to the company’s Frederikshavn, Denmark site for a full electrical test before the gensets’ delivery to the shipyard.

The 32/44CR has gained a strong foothold in the offshore market and MAN Diesel & Turbo says this is the third significant 32/44CR order it has secured in the offshore market this year alone.

Based on a drillship design, the Ceona Amazon boasts exceptional sea-keeping characteristics making it ideal for operations in remote and challenging locations.

The vessel is a large, state-of-the-art, multi-functional, dynamically-positioned, construction vessel. The Ceona Amazon has a large, under-deck storage capacity for line pipe or umbilicals, together with a large deck area that allows the further storage of line pipe and standard, flexible installation reels.

The vessel is fitted with two heave-compensated mast-head cranes, and a single heave-compensated knuckleboom crane. The pipelay system consists of an inclinedlay system and a rigid, pipeline firing-line system. The vessel can lay rigid pipelines, flexible pipelines and umbilicals, and can install large, subsea structures using one or both of its cranes in tandem-lift mode to 3,000 m depth. It does not require a spool base to support its operations and can be remotely operated, making it extremely well-suited to overall field development.

Ceona 32/44CR engines main data
Bore (mm)     320
Stroke (mm)     440
Speed (rpm)     750/720
Frequency (Hz)     50/60
8L32/44CR (Gen. kW)     4,323
9L32/44CR (Engine kW)     5,040

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