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Marine Log

February 22, 2006

First 100,000 bhp MAN B&W diesel

The first diesel to develop more than 100,000 bhp has gone into service.

Built by MAN B&W Diesel licensee Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea, it is a 12K98MC delivering 101,640 bhp.

The engine is installed in the first of a series of container ships with a capacity over 9,000 TEU being built for Greek owner Costamare. The vessels will be chartered to China's COSCO Container Lines.

Engine data:
Power 74,760 kW/101,640 bhp
Speed 97 r/min
MEP 19.2 bar
Height Approx. 16 m
Width Approx. 11 m
Length Approx. 25 m
Weight Approx. 2,100 tons

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