MAN Diesel & Turbo have won the contract to supply the engines for six Chinese built LNG carriers which are being built by a consortium inlcuding Sinopec Kantons, MOL and Shanghai-based CSLNG, the deal includes an order for 30 MAN 51/60 DF duel-fuel engines.
The configuration for the new order covers 5 × 8L51/60DF engines. All of the engines are IMO Tier II-compliant in diesel mode and will have lower exhaust-gas emissions in gas mode than IMO Tier III stipulates – fuel-sharing mode will be applied to each unit.
Echaof the newbuild carriers will have a capcity of 174,000 m3 and will be DFDE (dual-fuel diesel electrical)-driven. These are the first large LNG vessels with a DFDE configuration to be built in China.
The vessels will be constructed at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard located in Shanghai at the Jiangnan Changxing Production Line No.1. Steel cutting on the first ship will be in January 2014. The sixth ship will be delivered in the fourth quarter, 2017.
Once the ships are complete they will carry LNG from Gladstoen, Austrlia to import terminals on the Chinese mainland at Qingdao, Beihai, Tianjin, Lianyungang and Wenzhou.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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