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MAN Energy Solutions set to power 12 of world’s largest containerships

29 May 2020

German marine engine producer MAN Energy Solutions on Thursday (28 May) reported its most powerful ever (MAN B&W 11G95ME-C ) – built on new Mk10.5 platform is set to power a series of massive 24,000 TEU containerships. 

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), the South Korean shipping company, has launched the first in a series of 12 ultra-large containerships that will each feature individual MAN B&W G95ME-C10.5 low-speed main engines, it said. 

At 23,964 TEU, the HMM Algeciras is the world’s largest containership and is bound for a working life between Asia and Europe.

While the engine’s power delivery has been adjusted downwards to achieve an optimal fuel consumption, the ME-C Mk 10.5 type is capable of delivering 6,870 kW per cylinder, making it the most powerful engine ever developed by MAN Energy Solutions’ Two-Stroke business. 

“We closely follow market trends and this opportunity comes at a time when modern shipping is placing new demands on engine developers,” said Wayne Jones OBE – Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Executive Board, MAN Energy Solutions

“Our new engine platform is designed to meet and even exceed such challenges. As we are able to support such a prestigious vessel with this groundbreaking technology and it’s the first in a series of ships, is very positive and important for us.”

The MAN B&W 11G95ME-C engine has been built on a new Mk 10.5 platform, representing an update of its Mk 9.5 predecessor with improvements in performance, fuel consumption, emissions and cylinder condition, added the company. 

The HMM Algeciras will enjoy a reduction of 51% in CO2 emissions, compared with previous generations of container vessels, with the help of the new engine.

Photo credit: MAN Energy Solutions
Published: 29 May, 2020 


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