At least 10 of the ships ordered in Seaspan Corporation’s ongoing newbuilding ordering binge will be LNG dual-fueled: the ten 15,000 TEU ships that are being built for 12-year charters to Haifa, Israel based ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM).
Shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has confirmed an order with MAN Energy Solutions for ten 8G95ME-GI10.5 engines in connection with the building of the ships, which are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2023, and will serve the U.S. East Coast trade.
Thomas S. Hansen, Head of Promotion and Customer Support, Two-Stroke Business, MAN Energy Solutions, said: “This is just the latest order the well-proven ME-GI concept has won in recent months. Its service experience, low methane slip, high efficiency, and fuel flexibility—whether running on fuel-oil or LNG—remain unparalleled in a market whose momentum towards a zero-carbon future is growing rapidly.”
The ME-GI engines will come with a newly introduced PVU (Pump Vaporizer Unit), which ensures an optimal integration between the engine and LNG-supply system.