MAN Energy Solutions has won an order to provide propulsion systems for two 2,525 TEU new-build container ships that will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, a firm that provides shipping services between Hawaii and the US mainland.
Each system will be made up of 7S80ME-GI Mk 9.5 main engine, three MAN 6L35/44DF GenSets and an MAN Alpha FPP propeller system.
Doosan Engine will build the main engines in Korea, which will meet Tier III emission standards by use of an Exhaust Gas Recirculation system.
Similarly, MAN Energy Solutions’ Augsburg works will build the auxiliary engines, which will meet Tier III with the aid of a Selective Catalytic Reduction system. Engine delivery is scheduled for 2019 with the two vessels due for launch in Q1 and Q3 of 2020, respectively.
The new ships will operate entirely on LNG from their first day in service. Energy savings will also be achieved with an advanced engine, an optimised hull form and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller.
“With some 200 engines on order or already in service, the ME-GI’s popularity continues to grow,” says Bjarne Foldager, VP, sales & promotion, Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions. “This is yet another order within the container segment and cements the ME-GI concept. More so, the project at hand shows how our customers pick up on offers of complete propulsion systems beyond just the main engine.”