MAN Diesel has received the first order for its 7K80ME-C, Mark-9 engine.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will build four engines
for the A.P. Møller Group, intended for container ships to be constructed by the Korean Hanjin Group.
The K80ME-C Mark-9 engine is extremely competitive in terms of production costs and cost per kW. The engine represents a comprehensive update of its Mark-6 predecessor with boosted power and adopts a number of design features also shared by the S65ME-C engine.
The ME-engine, the 7K80ME-C9 is characterized by:
a low SFOC and superior performance due to variable, electronically controlled fuel-timing appropriate fuel-injection pressure and rate-shaping at any engine-speed load flexible emission characteristics with low Nox and smokeless operation perfect engine balance with equalized thermal load in and between cylinders longer time between overhauls very low speed possible even for extended duration and super-dead-slow maneuvering individually tailored operating modes fully integrated Alpha Cylinder Lubricators featuring very low oil-consumption
a lighter design than its mechanical counterpart.
Pressure is set at 20 bar, with maximum firing pressure at 160 bar. At 104 r/min and a mean piston speed of 9 m/s, the K80ME-C9 yields a power per cylinder of 4,530 kW/cyl.