APL ordered eight MAN B&W 14K98ME-C7
The giant order follows on the heels of that for the gigantic MAN Diesel engine that entered service early last year. Rated at over 100,000 bhp, it was the largest engine ever designed by the company at the time. On that occasion,
MAN Diesel Hyundai Heavy Industries
in Korea built
an MAN B&W 12K98MC engine with 101,640 BHP for one of a series of container ships of over 9,000 TEU capacity.
The new order illustrates how the current demand for container vessels globally has continued into 2007 with the construction of newbuildings remaining at a high level, particularly in Korea. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) will both construct four of the new ships, with delivery scheduled for 2011.
With the addition of the eight new engines, MAN Diesel’s 98-bore programme can now claim some impressive figures with a total number of 460 engines built or ordered to date, comprising 28,699 MW. Of this number, MAN Diesel has received orders for an incredible 87 (5,823 MW) just this year to date.
14K98ME-C TECHNICAL DATA
No. of cylinders 14
Cylinder bore 98 cm
Output 84,280 kW
Speed 104 r/min
mep 19.2 bar
SFOC 171 g/kWh
Height 14.55 m
Width 4.37 m
Length 29 m
Weight 2,219 dry mass tons