Indonesian mine hunters feature MAN hybrid propulsion

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Solution includes AKA hybrid PTI system for silent operation while minehunting (slow speed with pure electric propulsion).

German shipbuilder Abeking & Rasmussent has begun the construction of two mine hunting vessels for the Indonesian Navy.

Each vessel will feature a complete MAN hybrid propulsion package:

  • 2 × MAN 12V175D-MM engines delivering 2,220 kW at 1,900 rpm;
  • 1 x MAN Alpha CPP twin screw-propeller system including Alphatronic 3000 propulsion-control system for efficient and flexible maneuvering; and
  • 1 x AKA hybrid PTI system for silent operation while minehunting (slow speed with pure electric propulsion).
MAN 175D engine

“The 175D engine is ideally suited for demanding naval applications where its compactness and best-in-class fuel-oil consumption are always key criteria for customers,” said Ben Andres, Head of High-Speed Sales, MAN Energy Solutions. “Delivering propulsion packages to these two mine hunters also fulfills our ambition to increasingly becoming a supplier of complete solutions. This is the first time that we have worked with Abeking & Rasmussen and I look forward to further developing our relationship in the future.”

This order adds to other 12V175D-MM engines already in operation aboard several other Indonesian Navy patrol vessels. it follows recent 175D orders that MAN Energy Solutions won late last year, including 16 units for four corvettes for the Finnish Navy; and complete propulsion packages for two OPV-45 offshore patrol vessels—featuring a total of four 175D engines—that are currently under construction at Israel Shipyards in Haifa for an undisclosed African navy.

In three variants of 12, 16 and 20 cylinders, the MAN 175D engine is available with an output ranging from 1,500 to 4,400 kilowatts and is optimized for propelling ferries, offshore supply vessels, tug boats and other working vessels. Additional specialist models are available for other market areas, such as super-yachts and naval applications.

Designed from the outset for compliance to the latest, as well as future, exhaust-gas-emission requirements, the engine utilizes a very compact and flexible SCR system that enables vessel designers to optimize space on board to the maximum.

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