MAN Diesel & Turbo will supply 11 MAN B&W 11G95ME-C9.5 main engines to power 11 23 000 TEU container vessels.
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will construct six of the vessels while Daewoo Shipping Marine Engineering (DSME) will construct the remainder for MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.
“This order underlines the positive, long-term business relationship between MSC and MAN Diesel & Turbo,” said Bjarne Foldager, vice president, Sales & Promotion, Two-Stroke Business. “It’s a significant order that cements our strong position within the large containership segment where the G-type is the market’s preferred engine.”
The ‘G’ prefix before an MAN B&W engine means it has a design with an ultra-long stroke designed to reduce engine speed to promote high efficiency. G-type engines’ longer stroke results in a lower rpm for the engine driving the propeller. This lower engine speed allows the use of a larger propeller and is, ultimately, significantly more efficient in terms of engine propulsion, the company said. Together with an optimized engine design, this means that the MSC newbuildings will enjoy a reduced fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions, the company said.
MAN Diesel & Turbo said it has 71 G95 engines on order, of which 23 have already entered service.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI-EMD) will construct the ME-C engines for SHI, while Doosan Engine will construct those for DSME. The final vessel in the series is due for delivery by March 15, 2020.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has also won the order to supply the GenSets for each vessel in the form of three MAN 9L32/40 + 2 × MAN 6L32/40 units, all to be constructed by STX Engine in Korea.