Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has signed new contracts with Maran Gas Maritime and Maran Tankers Management for the construction of two ME-GI powered LNG carriers and two very large crude carriers (VLCCs).
DSME announced the orders at Posidonia, Greece, on 9 June 2016. Maran Gas Maritime already has four ME-GI powered LNG carriers on order at DSME.
The 173 400 m3 LNG carriers will each be fitted with MAN B&W 2 x 5G70ME-C9.5-GI gas and fuel burning engines fulfilling IMO Tier III by exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in both gas and fuel mode. This engine type is expected to raise fuel efficiency compared to a standard LNG carrier, while lowering emissions. The LNG carriers are scheduled for delivery in 2019.
The 318 000 DWT VLCCs will be powered by a MAN B&W 7G80ME-C9.5 high-efficiency engine fitted with the latest fuel saving technologies and an EGR system, ensuring Tier III compliance. The VLCCs are due in 1H18.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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