MAN Diesel & Turbo books G type orders

JANUARY 9, 2014 — MAN Diesel & Turbo says that two Greek ship operators have recently selected one of its newest, two-stroke, main engines – the G95ME-C – as prime mover for two series of, respectively, 9,000- and 11,000-TEU container vessels.

The G95ME-C9.2 is among the largest and most powerful engines the company has ever released to the marine, two-stroke market.

The orders cover three engines (plus two options) for the 9,000-TEU series and two engines (plus two options) for the 11,000 TEU ships.

One of MAN Diesel & Turbo's Korean licensees will construct the engines. The ships will be built at the HHIC Phil (Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines) Subic shipyard.

Originally announced in July 2013, the G95ME-C was developed specifically for the large, modern container vessel segment and is optimized for efficiency and green technology.

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MAN Diesel & Turbo's G-type program ("G" for Green) came on the market in October 2010. The engine has an ultra long stroke, which in combination with lower rpm and a larger propeller paves the way for ship designs with unprecedentedly high efficiency. Together with an optimized engine design, this reduces fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions. The engine design follows the principles of the large-bore, Mark 9 engine series that MAN Diesel & Turbo introduced in 2006. Since its introduction, in excess of 400 engines have borne the G-prefix.