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MAN gensets to power innovative deck carrier

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JANUARY 10, 2019 — China’s Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard Group Co,.Ltd has ordered two MAN 9L 21/31 and two MAN 6L16/24 gensets in connection with the construction of the innovative large deck carrier designed by [email protected] to transport offshore wind turbine components (see earlier story).

It and has been ordered by Hamburg-based company, United Wind Logistics (UWL), which is employing Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG for building supervision and technical management.

The 148.5 m long × 28 m wide vessel will be delivered DP2 ready and will operate primarily in European waters, meeting strict requirements for efficiently transporting turbine components such as blades, nacelles and towers.

The order includes options for two further vessels.

MAN Energy Solutions’ licensee, CMP, will build the engines in China. They will meet IMO Tier III emission regulations and will be equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system.

Lex Nijsen – Vice President, Head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Energy Solutions – said: “This new order confirms our solid foothold within the segment for small-bore, medium-speed engines powering specialised vessels. I welcome this new reference and feel that it highlights the diversity of our product portfolio.”

The four medium-speed GenSets will be assembled and fully tested by CMP.

This new order follows two orders for Wind Service Operation Vessels (WSOV) currently under construction at Cemre Marin Endüstri A.Ş shipyard in Turkey for French company, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), where MAN Energy Solutions is providing each vessel with four 8L21/31 variable-speed GenSets (DC grid system), which allows the customer to increase the efficiency of the vessel and significantly reduce the vessel’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. These two newbuildings will be used for operations and maintenance work at offshore wind farms in the North Sea.


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