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Singapore: Eastern Pacific Shipping orders LNG dual fuel boxships

22 Mar 2019

Singapore-based ship management company Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. Ltd. (EPS) has exercised options for six 15,000 TEU liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual fuelled neo-Panamax boxships at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, says MAN Diesel.

The engine manufacturer will be providing dual-fuel configurations of its MAN B&W 11G90ME-GI to the six additional vessels; it has provided conventional MAN B&W 11G90ME-C units equipped with scrubbers to five earlier EPS newbuildings slated for delivery between 2019-2020.

“We’re very pleased to have landed this significant order within such a key segment and in the face of stiff competition,” said Bjarne Foldager – Senior Vice President, Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions.

“We currently have 55 ME-GI engines in service that have logged over 265,000 running hours, as a result of which the ME-GI engine has become an industry standard. I thank Eastern Pacific for placing its trust in our technology.”

Each of the six ME-GI engines will feature MAN Energy Solutions’ new pump vaporizer unit (PVU), an innovative, low-cost pump unit for the supply of LNG to the ME-GI engines.

“We’re also very happy that Eastern Pacific has chosen our new pump vaporizer unit, which makes the fuel gas-supply system installation significantly more compact,” adds Foldager.

“Apart from the reduced cost and weight, ordering both PVU and engine from the same designer provides many other advantages, including easier integration and straightforward installation.”

MAN Energy Solutions reports that it has over 200 ME-GI units on its order books or already in service, with references in every major marine segment.

The company also states that it has confirmed 250+ sales within its entire portfolio of dual-fuel engines – all running on LNG or other, clean fuels such as LPG and methanol.

Published: 22 March, 2019

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