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November 25, 2003

More Chinese orders for MAN B&W

The MAN B&W Diesel Group has won orders for engines from the successful 48/60B and 58/64 medium-speed series for eleven new container vessels building at three Chinese shipyards.

The recently ordered diesel engines are intended for the propulsion of container feeders from the German shipping companies Werner Bockstiegel, Hermann Buss and Peter Doehle.

To date, a total of 101 MAN B&W engines, with a total output of approximately one million HP, manufactured at the Augsburg location, have been ordered from China; 48 engines with a total output of 400,000 HP during this year alone. This gives the MAN B&W Diesel Group a dominant market share in medium-speed propulsion engines in China.

The latest eleven engines will propel feeder vessels with capacities between 900 and 1,100 TEU.

With its 58/64 and 48/60B engines, the MAN B&W Diesel Group is able to offer optimum in-line engines in connection with MAN B&W Alpha propellers for this vessel type.

MAN B&W will deliver one main engine of the L48/60B type for each of seven feeder ships ordered by the Hermann Buss shipping company, Leer, from the Zhoushan S/Y shipyard. The eight-cylinder engine has an output of 9,600 kW (13,040 HP) at 500 rpm.

The Jiangdong shipyard, Wuhan, has ordered 7L58/64 engines producing 9,730 kW (13 320 HP) at 428 rpm. Two engines of this type, intended for the Peter Doehle shipping company, Hamburg, will be delivered to the Jinling shipyard, Nanjing. Orders previously received from China include engines for tankers, container vessels, tug boats and RoPex ferries.

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