MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Denmark, has been awarded the contract to supply a complete propulsion package, including computer-controlled surveillance, for Dalian Maritime University’s new 2250-ton ocean-going training ship.
As the largest maritime university in China, Dalian Maritime University (DMU) enjoys a high reputation internationally as a center of excellence for maritime education and training. The DMU is made up of 12 colleges
and 4 departments and has approximately 15,000 students. Since 1953, DMU has trained over 40,000 highly competent personnel, the majority of whom have become the backbone of the navigation sector.
Sales Manager, Zhang Lei, from MAN B&W Diesel China explains: “The DMU training ship project was started some years ago, with the aim of training the next generation of seafarers. To integrate theory with practice, students will be trained on the ship for about 2 months after 2 year's theoretical education in the classroom and will be trained on the ship for another 4 months before they graduate.” The solution chosen for the propulsion plant is a package that includes an MAN B&W Diesel 6S35MC engine, controlled by an MAN B&W Diesel Alphatronic 2000 control system. This widely respected main engine design will be the principal source of power for the MAN B&W Diesel controllable pitch (CP) propeller and shaft generator. Professor Dong from the DMU states, “As a world renowned maritime university, this is the first time DMU has built a pure training vessel for training crew and scientists. It was important, therefore, that the equipment selected should represent the very latest technology, with a high degree of acceptance in the market.”
The 6S35MC main engine in the DMU training vessel will be provided with a PTO power take off (tunnel gear) to drive a shaft generator. To further facilitate the operation of the ship, it will be equipped with a CP propeller that runs at a constant rate of revolutions.
For optimal cylinder lubrication, the engine is equipped with MAN B&W Diesel's electronically controlled Alpha Lubricators. This system supplies the optimal solution, not only in terms of savings in lube oil costs, but also considers environmental aspects as it has a positive impact on emissions.
The Alpha Lubricators and Alphatronic 2000 control system gives the opportunity for engineers to learn about the management and control of the vessel's electronic equipment.