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MAN Diesel & Turbo wins LNG carriers order

LNG Industry,

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced a further order for its MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engine.

An international consortium, including Teekay LNG Partners, has selected a Dual-Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) propulsion solution featuring 2×12V51/60DF + 2×8L51/60DF engines for each of four liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGCs).

The new order follows one announced in July 2013, when MAN Diesel & Turbo won the contract to supply 30 × MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engines for six LNGCs. In both instances, the DFDE solution provides the customer with the optimum redundancy.

The engines from both orders will be produced at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s facility in Augsburg, Germany with delivery scheduled during 2015. The engines are IMO Tier II-compliant in diesel mode, with lower exhaust-gas emissions in gas mode than IMO Tier III stipulates. The new LNG carriers will be constructed at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai.

Following delivery between September 2017 and January 2019, the ships will support the shipment of LNG cargoes from BG Group’s Queensland Curtis Island LNG project.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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