MAN B&W Diesel and their licensees have received the 500th order for the 32/40 series of its four-stroke engine - bringing the total output of the engine sold to 2.6 million hp - 80 percent of which is used for ships' propulsion.
Launched in September 1992, the 32/40 series was initially intended for use as an in-line engine with an output between 2,290 and 4,320 kW. Subsequently two years later, the company developed the Vee-version of the engine with an output between 5,760 and 8,640 kW - accumulating 2.4 million operating hours in different fields of application.
Used in a variety of applications, the 32/40 series has been implemented in drilling vessels for diesel electric propulsion, as well as on a floating power station servicing an offshore oil field
in the Bohai Bay