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Port Security Conference

April 10, 2003


MAN B&W order for Japanese ferry
The latest order secured by MAN B&W Diesel AG, Augsburg, Germany, is from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries . It is for production and delivery of two 9L58/64 large-bore diesel engines. They are for propulsion of a RO/RO passenger for Taiheiyo Ferry to be built at MHI's Shimonoseki shipyard.

Taiheyo (the Japanese for Pacific) already operates three ferries equipped with MAN B&W Diesel engines. This latest ferry will be driven by two large-bore diesel engines from Augsburg. The 58/64 type is the largest engine manufactured at the Augsburg works and is able to deliver over 17,000 hp per unit.

Both engines will be completely manufactured in Augsburg – from the casting of the parts up to the final assembly.

According to MHI, the yard decided in favor of the 58/64 because of its absolute reliability and minor maintenance requirements.

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