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MAN to equip world’s first LNG-powered fishing trawler

24 May 2018

Engine designer and manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo has been selected to provide a complete propulsion package and fuel-gas system for the world’s first fishing vessel with liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion.

“This is a very noteworthy win,” says Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo.

“Our ability to provide this efficient, low-emission, proven LNG-fuelled propulsion package – a world’s first for this environmentally sensitive segment – really puts our credentials as a system provider on display.”

The company will supply a MAN 6L51/60DF main engine, Renk gearbox, MAN Alpha propeller system and MAN Cryo LNG fuel-gas system with a 350 m3 tank to the Libas, an 86-metre newbuilding purse-seiner that will be built by Cemre Shipyard in Istanbul.

The Libas is designed by Salt Ship Design and ordered by the Norwegian fishing group Liegruppen.

MAN Diesel & Turbo in 2015 purchased and fully integrated the fuel gas specialist Cryo AB. Under the brand MAN Cryo, the company has since then offered systems for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases.

“We offer a full system approach with regards to gas propulsion,” Nijsen adds.

“This includes new builds as much as retrofits of existing vessels. In 2017 MAN has retrofitted the world’s first container vessel to LNG and more projects are being realised as we speak.”

Photo credit: MAN Diesel & Turbo
Published: 25 May, 2018


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