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MHI-MME launches new MET turbocharger models

AUGUST 30, 2018 — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) has developed new models of its MET turbochargers. The MET-MBII axial-flow turbocharger series, designed mainly for two-stroke engines,

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MHI-MME delivers its 30,000th MET turbocharger

MARCH 8, 2017 — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) last month achieved the delivery of its 30,000th MET turbocharger. Initially developed in 1965 using the company’s our

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MHI-MME delivers 50th slow-steaming retrofit propeller

MARCH 2, 2017 — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), has delivered its 50th retrofit propeller since 2013. The retrofit propellers are designed for slow steaming conditions where

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Kobe Diesel to acquire MHI-MME marine diesel business

EBRUARY 1, 2017 — Long-time UE engine licensee Kobe Diesel is to acquire the marine diesel business of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine

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First MHI-MME low speed engine enters service

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co (MHI-MME) has been developing the 500 mm bore, 2,300 mm two stroke as a state-of-the-art engine incorporating cutting-edge technology to meet market needs that including reduced fuel consumption, slow steaming, low engine-load capabilities and compliance with emission regulations.

The 6UEC50LSH-Eco-C2 in Chemroad Queen was built by licensee Kobe Diesel and was delivered to the shipbuilder, Shin Kurushima Dockyard, in March after completing shop testing, onboard testing was completed last month and the ship, owned by Iino Kaiun Kaisha, went into service without any complications.

Design of the UEC50LSH-Eco engine began with thorough market research and engine power output and speed were adjusted to those suitable for chemical tankers, handymax bulk carriers, supramax bulk carries and medium range tankers.

MHI-MME has now received follow up orders for M/E 5UEC50LSH-Eco-C2 main engines for 38,000 dwt chemical tankers to be built at Kitanihon Shipbuilding and says that many inquiries are also being received.

Principal Particulars of the UEC50LSH-Eco Engine

Cylinder bore mm 500
Piston stroke mm 2,300
Stroke / bore 4.6
Engine output kW 8,900 10,680
Revolution min-1 108
Mean effective pressure MPa 2.19
Fuel consumption rate g/kWh 164
Weight ton 194 225