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Marine Log

January 21, 2008

Cegielski tests first MAN B&W ME engine

7S60ME-C7

Poland's H. Cegielski - Poznan S.A. tested its first MAN B&W ME engine on January 7 with great success.

The engine, a 7S60ME-C7 main engine, has been ordered by Gdynia Shipyard S.A. for installation aboard a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) with a capacity of 6,600 car equivalent units.

The vessel (newbuilding no. 8168) is currently under construction and is the 20th in a series of 26 contracted vessels ordered by Ray Car Carriers Limited of Douglas, Isle of Man.

Earlier ships in the series, (numbers 8168/8--19) are powered by MAN B&W 7S60MC-C7 main engines with Holeby generating sets.

However, from 8168/20 on, the 7S60ME-C7 is being used as main propulsion.

The expectation is that the series will be extended in the future.

H. Cegielski - Poznan S.A. became a MAN Diesel twostroke licensee in 1959. From 1960 - 2007, the Polish concern produced 347 MAN B&W two-stroke engines, establishing itself as the largest, two-stroke engine manufacturer in Europe, a position it has reinforced with the construction of the new ME-engine.

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