MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion solution chosen for special transportation vessels Jiangnan Shipyard, part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group, recently signed a shipbuilding contract with China Satellite Maritime Tracking and Controlling Department (CSMTCD) for two special transportation vessels. Each newbuilding will feature a complete twin-screw MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package in the form of two 6L32/40 four-stroke engines, gear boxes, propellers and a propulsion control system.
The MAN 6L32/40 engines will be manufactured by Chinese licensee Zhenjiang CME Co. Ltd (ZJ CME), with each unit developing 3,000 kW at 750 rpm. The two engines aboard each vessel will be connected to type 41VO30 MAN Alpha AMG28 gear
boxes, type VBS860 CP propellers with water-lubricated sterntubes, and the Alphatronic 2000 Propulsion Control System – supplied by MAN Diesel & Turbo, Frederikshavn (Denmark). Both vessels will be launched in January 2013 with delivery
to CSMTCD scheduled for the following June. CSMTCD is a part of the China Military General Armament Department and provides a vessel research and space-satellite tracking and controlling service.
The project represents the first instance of a Chinese MAN Diesel
& Turbo licensee acting as supplier for a complete propulsion system, including the propulsion train. To better facilitate the integration and optimisation of the propulsion system and project management, Frederikshavn will
provide on-site support for the technical interface coordination, based on a cooperation agreement made with ZJ CME.