MAN variable speed gensets picked for Louis Dreyfus WSOV

Written by Nick Blenkey
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SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 — Turkish shipyard Cemre Marin Endüstri A.Ş, has ordered four MAN 8L21/31 variable speed gensets for the wind service operation vessel (WSOV) that it is building for France’s Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (see earlier story).

The newbuilding will feature ABB’s system which will increase the efficiency of the vessel by allowing the ship’s gensets to work at variable speed, thus significantly reducing the vessel’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

The MAN engines will be prepared for IMO Tier III and set up such that they can be retrofitted at a later time with MAN’s state-of-the-art SCR system. This is to cater for the possibility of IMO Tier III NOx emission limits being introduced in the North and Baltic Seas before 2021.

The first of their kind variable medium speed gensets will be assembled and tested at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Aurangabad facility in India.

2130genset“This new order confirms our solid foothold within the segment for small-bore, medium-speed engines powering specialized vessels,” said Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Diesel & Turbo. “I welcome this new reference and feel that it highlights the diversity of our product portfolio.”

MAN 21/30 genset

The order follows the recent delivery of newbuildings constructed at Çeliktrans Shipyard for Icelandic fishing company, HB Grandi, where MAN Diesel & Turbo provided each of three trawlers with individual 6L27/38 main engines, SCR systems and MAN Alpha CP propeller plants.

Norway’s Salt Ship Design, which has a strong reputation in the offshore and specialist vessel sector, is providing the full design and engineering package for the new vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in fourth quarter 2018.

The new WSOV will be used for operations and maintenance work on German offshore wind farms, Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2, as well as Gode Wind 1 and 2.

The 83 m × 19.4m wide vessel will operate for Denmark’s DONG Energy.


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