Turkish shipyard Cemre Marin Endüstri A.Ş, has ordered four MAN 8L21/31 variable-speed generator sets in connection with the construction of a wind service operation vessel (WSOV) for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), the French shipowner.
The newbuilding will also feature MAN’s EPROX (Energy Saving Electric Propulsion System) that the company said will reduce the vessel’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
The MAN engines will be prepared for IMO Tier 3 and set up such that they can be retrofitted at a later time with MAN’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. This is in case IMO TIER 3 NOx emission limits are introduced without obligation within NOx emission-control areas (NECAs) in the North and Baltic Seas before 2021.
“This new order confirms our solid foothold within the segment for small-bore, medium-speed engines powering specialized vessels,” said Lex Nijsen, head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Diesel & Turbo. “I welcome this new reference and feel that it highlights the diversity of our product portfolio.”
The order follows the recent delivery of newbuildings constructed at Çeliktrans Shipyard for Icelandic fishing company, HB Grandi, where MAN Diesel & Turbo provided each of three trawlers with individual 6L27/38 main engines, SCR systems and MAN Alpha CP propeller plants.
The variable-speed gen-sets will be assembled and tested at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Aurangabad facility in India. Salt Ship Design of Norway, with a strong reputation in offshore and specialist vessels, is providing the full design and engineering package for the new vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter 2018.
The new WSOV will be used for operations and maintenance work on German offshore wind farms, Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2, as well as Gode Wind 1 and 2. The 83 × 19.4-m wide vessel will operate for DONG Energy, the Danish energy company.