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20 Sep 2018

MAN Propulsion for 7 Russian Factory Trawlers

(Image: MAN Energy Solutions)

MAN Energy Solutions said it has won the contract to supply propulsion systems for seven new 109-meter factory trawlers for the Russian Fishery Company (RFC).The series’ lead vessel will be built by Tersan shipyard in Yalova, Turkey for scheduled delivery in July 2020. The following six identical vessels will be constructed in Russia.The configuration of the newbuilding’s propulsion system features a MAN 14V32/44CR main engine (delivering 8,120 kW), a MAN Alpha VBS 1260 propeller…

14 Jun 2017

MAN Diesel & Turbo Tallies Chinese Dredger Contracts

The MAN 32/44CR engine, ordered as a 12V version for Huanghua Port Bureau (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

Over a period of four months, MAN Diesel & Turbo has won contracts for four Chinese dredger newbuildings. Chinese outfits CHECD, Jiangsu Haixin and Huanghua Port Bureau recently chose MAN medium-speed engines for trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) newbuildings. CHEC Dredging Company Ltd. (CHECD) – a subsidiary of CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company Ltd., a branch of CCCC Dredging Company Ltd. (CDC), one of the leading dredging companies in the world and the largest in China – chose complete propulsion packages from MAN Diesel & Turbo for their new 2 × 6,500 m3 TSHDs.

02 Mar 2017

Vard Secures Trawler Build Contract

Artist impression: Skipsteknisk

Vard Holdings Limited said it has secured a contract to build a pelagic trawler for Research Fishing Company, based on Shetland. The contract value is approximately NOK 350 million (roughly $41.4 million USD). In close cooperation with the ship owner, the vessel is designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund, Norway. It will also be built, equipped and completed in Norway. Delivery is scheduled from Vard Langsten in 3Q 2018. The 80-meter-long pelagic trawler will be equipped with entirely electrically powered winches to reduce oil spills and pollutions…

18 Sep 2015

MAN 32/44CR Engine US EPA Certified

Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo library photo of the MAN 32/44CR engine

MAN Diesel & Turbo announced that its MAN 32/44 Common Rail engine family (rated power: 3,600 – 12,000 kW) has received U.S. EPA Certification, a requirement for all engines installed aboard U.S.-flagged vessels. Chuck Griffith, Sales Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo, North America, said, “This certification is a significant step in our four-stroke, marine-engine strategy for the U.S. market. The engine family has been certified US EPA Tier 2 for Category 3 engines and builds the foundation for us to introduce our U.S. EPA Tier 3 for Category 3 product in 2016. This will allow U.S. U.S.

15 Jul 2015

Wärtsilä X92 Engine for Mega Boxship

The Wärtsilä X92 engine at the Factory Acceptance Test in February 2015, which took place at the Ulsan engine works of Korean licensee Hyundai Heavy Industries.

The first in a series of 'mega-class' container vessels being built for French Ship owner CMA CGM will be powered by the Wärtsilä X92, low-speed, 2-stroke engine. The vessel is to be built by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) in Subic Bay, Philippines. WinGD is the joint venture company between Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), which took over Wärtsilä's 2-stroke engine business in January 2015. The company is owned 70 per cent by CSSC and 30 per cent by Wärtsilä.

24 Nov 2014

US Orders Trawler with Common-Rail Technology

Graphical rendering of the ST-116 XL design for ‘America’s Finest’ (courtesy Skipsteknisk)

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order for an MAN 8L32/44CR engine to power a newbuilding trawler for Fishermen’s Finest, the U.S. fishing concern. The 32/44CR engine order is significant on two counts in that it represents the first CR engine sold to the American fishing segment that is fully U.S. EPA Tier II-compliant and is, simultaneously, a first reference for MAN Diesel & Turbo in the important, domestic fishing industry. Robert Burger, Managing Director – MAN Diesel & Turbo, USA, said, “Fishermen’s Finest aims to be a leader in the competitive U.S.

23 Jun 2014

MAN Propulsion System for New GEFO Tanker

MAN Diesel & Turbo has supplied a complete propulsion system comprising a 7L32/44CR engine, Renk gears and an Alpha adjustable CP propeller for an ultra-modern chemicals tanker operated by GEFO Gesellschaft für Öltransporte mbH. For MAN Diesel & Turbo, the order represents a breakthrough for the 32/44CR series in the small twin-hulled tanker sector of the market. The tanker, christened Fidelio, has a DWT of 6366 and can transport 260 types of (petro-) chemical materials – from vegetable oil to sulfuric acid. The Fidelio’s main routes will be in northern Europe, however the tanker is also equipped for worldwide operation and therefore complies with the strict emissions regulations enforced in US coastal waters.

03 Apr 2014

Fuel Injection Pioneers Celebrate CR Production Milestone

CR pump production: Photo Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Power Systems inform that a total of 50,000 Common Rail injection pumps have come off the conveyor belt at L’Orange GmbH in Glatten since 1997. The manufacturer of injection systems for internal combustion engines is generally acknowledged to have pioneered the Common Rail - a technology that raised fuel combustion efficiency and lowered emissions. Back in 1997, L’Orange became the first supplier worldwide to develop a series-production Common Rail pump for diesel and heavy-oil engines.

14 Jan 2014

New Wärtsilä X72 Powerplant Passes Crucial Test

Wärtsilä said that the first ever Wärtsilä X72 mid-bore, low-speed engine has successfully passed the factory acceptance test. This milestone verifies that the engine fulfils the design criteria for performance and functioning, and that it has been accepted by the customer and the Lloyd's Register of Shipping classification society. The tests were carried out at the Doosan Engine Co. Ltd factory in South Korea, where the engines are being produced under license from Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä launched its low-speed Generation X engine series in May 2011. The Wärtsilä X72 engine offers exceptional efficiency and fuel consumption performance to provide a favourable Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

10 Dec 2013

Wärtsilä X92 Engines the Choice for New 4 Turkish Container Ships

Contract signatures: Photo Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä say they are to supply their Wärtsilä X92 main engine for a series of four Post Panamax 9000 TEU container ships (with options for a fifth) to be built for the Ciner Group, based in Istanbul, Turkey. Each vessel will be powered by an 8-cylinder Wärtsilä X92 engine and will be built at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) shipyard's facilities in Subic Bay, the Philippines. The choice of the Wärtsilä X92 engine was based on its particularly high efficiency and environmental performance.

19 Oct 2012

Think GLOBAL Act LOCAL

As any maritime power supplier could surely attest, resting on one’s laurels is not an option in today’s market: a generally stagnate global industrial situation, mixed with environmental regulations and fuel prices that are simultaneously spiraling higher. In tandem, vessel owners of every genre make demands that inherently at odds with one another: competitive pricing and seamless performance; reduced emission and reduced fuel consumption; with the seamless delivery of advanced technologies and service, all geared to help vessel owners better manage fleets and their bottom lines better.

04 Sep 2012

New MAN Four-stroke Diesel Premières at SMM 2012

Dual-fuel marine diesel engine newcomer L35/44DF offers full flexibiltiy. MAN Diesel & Turbo introduce its L35/44DF engine, the latest addition to its four-stroke portfolio. Spurred on by developments in environmental legislation and the strict  emission limits resulting from that, the new engine offers dual diesel fuel-gas running and can also be introduced as a retrofit to engines already in service. The first prototype entered its test phase at the beginning of 2012’s second quarter at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg facility. A V-type engine version is being developed simultaneously that will enlarge the power-output range of the company’s dual-fuel engine portfolio as part of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s market strategy.

23 Aug 2012

Man's High Speed Engines with Latest Technology

MAN is presenting the D2868 LE421 and LE422, a fully classifiable marine diesel engine for medium and heavy duty applications. In order to fulfill the emission standards, the high speed engine from Nuremberg, uses the latest Common Rail technology. The D2868 is MAN’s first Common Rail 8 cylinder engine for medium and heavy duty applications. Due to the use of the latest Common Rail technology, this high speed engine fulfills the most common international emission standards without a specific exhaust gas treatment.

10 Jul 2012

Wärtsilä Signs Service Agreement with Princess Cruise Lines

Princess Cruise Ship: Photo credit Wikipedia CCL2

The broad scope of services covers technical management and logistics support, spare parts for scheduled engine maintenance, workshop services, an on-board technical advisor during major overhauls, annual training of the engine room crew, continuous condition monitoring of equipment and reporting, and bi-monthly technical visits to each vessel. "This agreement optimises the maintenance schedules for these seven vessels, and provides the customer with technical expertise at a fixed budget price.

26 Apr 2012

Wärtsilä Adds New X-generation 92-bore Marine Diesel Engine

Wärtsilä extends its offering in the low-speed X-generation engine series with the new Wärtsilä X92 engine, to the upper end of its portfolio with a bore of 920 mm. The new engine, extremely efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emissions, will serve the market for large and ultra-large container vessels with a size above 8,000 TEU to any size under construction and beyond. The first 92-bore engine is planned for delivery in 2014. The Wärtsilä X92 is designed based on known and validated concepts and employs well-proven Wärtsilä electronically-controlled common-rail technology. Thanks to these technologies, the Wärtsilä X92 will be very efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emissions.

19 May 2011

Wärtsilä Extends Engine Portfolio, 62 & 72 Bore

Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading ship power system integrator, strengthens its offering in the mid-size, low-speed engine sector by adding new 62- and 72-bore low-speed engines to its portfolio. These standardised engines offer high propulsion efficiency, reliability, and optimised total cost of ownership for customers in the bulker, tanker, and feeder container markets. Both engines employ well-proven Wärtsilä low-speed technology, and incorporate electronically-controlled fuel supply and control.

07 Mar 2011

Upgraded Wärtsilä RT-flex68-D Successfully Tested For IMO Tier II Compliance

The first upgraded Wärtsilä RT-flex68-D engine equipped with a Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) turbocharger was successfully tested at Doosan Engine Co Ltd in South Korea. It is fully compliant with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Tier II regulations. The engine has a slimmer outline to better suit installation requirements for container ships. Moreover, the engine provides extended flexibility over a broader load range when equipped with a VTG turbocharger. The tested engine is the first of eight for installation in eight ships for a Chinese owner at a Chinese shipyard. The engine has a contracted maximum continuous power of 21,910 kW at 95 rpm.

20 Oct 2010

Largest Ferry Employs Common-Rail Technology

Photo courtesy MAN Diesel

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) of Korea, one of the world’s largest shipyards, has ordered four common-rail 12V48/60CR Tier-II propulsion engines from MAN Diesel & Turbo SE. The prime movers will power a new RoPax ferry for Tunisian ship owner COTUNAV (Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation). The ferry will have a capacity of 3,200 passengers and 1,060 vehicles, and a top speed of 27.5 knots. At 210 × 30 m, the vessel will be the world’s largest ferry and contain a shopping centre, restaurants, swimming pool and multiple entertainment facilities.

26 Jan 2010

Wärtsilä Sales Success, RT-flex82 Engines

Seven-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex82T low-speed engine at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd in Korea. It develops 31,640 kW at 76 rpm. (Photo courtesy Wärtsilä Corporation)

Wärtsilä reports sales success with its newly introduced Wärtsilä RT-flex82T low-speed engine. - Six engines for VLCCs to be built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. - Two engines for VLCCs to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.Ltd. The engines have been contracted by the licensees of Wärtsilä Corporation. Wärtsilä enjoys a global market share of approximately 50 percent in electronically-controlled low-speed engines. During the past two years, orders for 140 of the company's 82-cm bore marine engines have been placed. Of these, some 120 are for the RT-flex common-rail version.

19 Oct 2009

Wärtsilä, Zhuhai Yuchai Agreement

Wärtsilä Corporation and Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd, have jointly signed a licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä RT-flex low-speed marine diesel engines by Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power in China. The agreement grants Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power the right to manufacture all sizes of Wärtsilä RT-flex modern low-speed engine types at its new factory in Zhuhai City, Guangdong province. However, Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power will focus on engines of 35 to 50 cm cylinder bore. The main attraction of the new licence agreement for Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power is Wärtsilä's programme of RT-flex engines with common-rail technology.

30 Oct 2008

Wärtsilä Powers Largest Dry Bulk Carriers

The RT-flex common-rail technology brings benefits to ship owners in terms of great flexibility in engine setting for lower fuel consumption, lower minimum running speeds, smokeless operation at all running speeds, and better control of other exhaust emissions. The RT-flex common-rail technology will also play a key role in meeting the need for tighter emissions control under the forthcoming IMO regulations. The ore carriers will be built by Rongsheng Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries of China. Each vessel will have a 7-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex82T low-speed engine with a contracted maximum continuous power of 29,400 kW at 76 rpm. The first of the ships is due for delivery in early 2011 and the twelve ships are expected to be completed in 2012.

08 Sep 2008

MHI and Wärtsilä to Jointly Develop Small-Size Engines

Wärtsilä program of low-speed marine engines, all available in fully electronically-controlled common-rail RT-flex versions, highlighting the new 350 and 400 mm-bore engines.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Wärtsilä Corporation of will jointly develop new small, low-speed marine diesel engines with cylinder bores of 350 and 400 millimeters (mm). The two companies agreed on joint design and development of engines of less than 450 mm cylinder bore in May 2008, based on a previously signed strategic alliance agreement. The new engines, to have a power range of 3,500–9,000 kW, will be developed in collaboration, taking advantage of the strengths of the two companies.

30 May 2008

Wärtsilä Inaugurates Research Engine in Switzerland

Wärtsilä Corporation inaugurated its new RTX-4 full-scale, low-speed research engine in its Diesel Technology Centre in . This large, RTX-4 research engine is employed in furthering the development of Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines to meet market needs such as further improved reliability, longer times between overhauls, greater fuel efficiency and lower exhaust gas emissions, especially NOX and CO2. Wärtsilä low-speed engines developed on the basis of the research carried…

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