Finnlines orders MAN propulsion package for ro-ros
MAN Energy Solutions has received an order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 Tier II-compliant main engines for three 238 meter roll-on / roll-off (RoRo) vessels planned for Baltic Sea operations.
According to MAN, the MAN B&W ME-C engines will allow a 100 percent improvement in efficiency when measured in terms of consumption / ton of freight transported compared to current vessels.
The new order follows that made by Grimaldi in 2019 for nine very similar vessels with the same supply range and adds to recent orders that MAN Energy Solutions has received in the Baltic market.
The latest RoRos will be among the first examples of a new series of hybrid vessels designed by Nordic marine engineer, Knud E. Hansen. During navigation, these would use fuel-oil and lithium mega-batteries in harbor, thus guaranteeing 'zero emissions in port while at berth still meeting energy needs. The batteries will be recharged by shaft during navigation.
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