Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. has ordered two MAN 9L 21/31 and two MAN 6L16/24 gen-sets in connection with the construction of a modern deck carrier.
The specialized vessel will transport offshore wind turbine components and has been ordered by Hamburg-based United Wind Logistics (UWL), which is employing Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG for building supervision and technical management. The order includes options for two further vessels. MAN Energy Solutions’ licensee, CMP, will build the engines in China.
The MAN engines will meet IMO Tier 3 emission regulations and come equipped with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. This will cater for the possibility that IMO Tier 3 NOx emission limits are introduced without obligation within NOx emission-control areas (NECAs) in the North and Baltic Seas before 2021. The vessel will be built beyond the requirements of current and expected regulations. Furthermore, the ship is delivered DP2 ready.
“This new order confirms our solid foothold within the segment for small-bore, medium-speed engines powering specialised vessels,” said Lex Nijsen, vice president, head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Energy Solutions. “I welcome this new reference and feel that it highlights the diversity of our product portfolio.”
The four medium-speed gen-sets will be assembled and fully tested by CMP. German company, Heavylift@Sea, is providing the basic design and engineering package for the new vessel, which is scheduled for delivery by the end of November.
The 148.5-m-long × 28-m-broad vessel will operate primarily in European waters and will meet the strict requirements for efficiently transporting offshore wind-farm components such as blades, nacelles and towers.
This new order follows two orders for Wind Service Operation Vessels (WSOV) currently under construction at Cemre Marin Endüstri A.Ş shipyard in Turkey for French company, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), where MAN Energy Solutions is providing each vessel with 4 × 8L21/31 variable-speed gen-sets (DC grid system), which allows the customer to increase the efficiency of the vessel and significantly reduce the vessel’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, the company said. The two newbuildings will be used for operations and maintenance work at offshore wind farms in the North Sea.