Engine manufacturer MAN to supply six main engines for Hapag-Lloyd
Engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions has received an order to supply six main engines for 23,000+TEU ultra large container vessels operated by Hapag-LNG. Lloyd's
The MAN B&W 11G95ME-GI Mk10.5 engines will be built in Korea and will offer the option of operating on LNG or conventional fuel by Selective Catalytic Reduction, meeting Tier III emission standards (SCR).
“These newbuildings will be fitted with mature ME-GI technology that continues to accumulate references across multiple segments. The engines’ fuel-efficiency and negligible methane-slip tie in perfectly with Hapag-Lloyd’s strategy of sustainability,” stated Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions.
The first delivery of the engine is scheduled for May 2022. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, the Korean shipyard, will construct the vessels with delivery scheduled from April to December 2023.
As part of THE Alliance, the new buildings will be deployed on Europe's Far East routes and will greatly improve the competitiveness of Hapag-Lloyd in this trade. The engines can work on LNG, but have sufficient tank capacity to run on traditional fuel as an alternative.
MAN Energy Solutions said its low-speed, dual-fuel standards now exceed 360 units, with the ME-GI alone logging more than 1.5 million hours of service on LNG.
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