Earlier this year, MAN B&W's Korean licensee, Hyundai Heavy Industries began production of the first MAN B&W 7K98MC type engine. The structure was completed in August, precedent to an extensive prototype measurements that were taken to verify and record the calculations that formed the basis for the engine. Following successful completion of the prototype tests, results fulfilled all design targets for performance, heat load and stresses, as well as exhaust gas emissions.
Measuring 98-cm bore, the engine holds a catalog output of 7,780-bhp/cyl. With the first of its class powering a 4,800-teu container vessel
for German owner Hapag-Lloyd, this 10-engine series, which will be followed by five 10-K98MC-C models, is scheduled for delivery in 1999-2000.