The first MAN B&W 7S65ME-C has entered service when the oil tanker Ice Explorer was delivered by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in Japan to the Greek shipowner in September.
The MAN B&W S65ME-C engine is a direct result of close cooperation between MAN Diesel and the customer, and further it is tailor-made for efficient power production for a broad range of medium sized vessels, including bulk
carriers and container ships as well.
Her sister vessel, Ice Transport, was just delivered to the owner on October 26. The last one of the three vessels is
scheduled for entering service in December 2006.
With power outputs from 14,350 kW up to 22,960 kW, this compact power unit presents owners with a range of
cutting-edge technologies designed to optimize fuel use, reduce lube oil consumption, extend time between
overhauls and lower overall maintenance costs. The electronic control gives precise control of the fuel
injection and exhaust valve timing, thereby optimising fuel efficiency. This control is also helped through the adoption of innovative design enhancements that have been brought
together in one package.
Developments such as improved piston ring pack configuration, bore-cooled cylinder liners, better exhaust valve
performance and combustion temperature parameters greatly improved through the use of the OROS-profiled piston crown
all create conditions for optimal engine operation.