Odfjell Orders Electronically-Controlled Engine

Monday, February 11, 2002
Odfjell ASA have ordered an electronically-controlled engine from MAN B&W Diesel A/S , a 7-cylinder S50ME-C model to be manufactured at the group's Alpha Diesel factory in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Norwegian owner Odfjell ASA has specified the engine to power a 37,500 dwt chemical tanker newbuilding due from the Norwegian yard Kleven Floro AS in the fall of 2003. The 7S50ME-C will be the first MAN B&W Diesel two-stroke diesel engine to be built from the start purely with fully integrated electronic control systems that eliminate the traditional camshaft. Planned for delivery by MAN B&W Diesel, Frederikshavn Works, in spring 2003, the 7S50ME-C engine will have an output of 10,415 kW at 120 r/min.

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