US Oil Major Places Order for Ultra-Efficient Tier III-Compliant Engines

By Peter Pospiech at February 28, 2013 04:56
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Fuels & Lubes, MAN Diesel&Turbo
Chevron Corporation orders G-type units with integrated exhaust gas recirculation G-type engines with integrated EGR system offer both high efficiency and low NOX emissions. MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from Chevron Corporation, the American multinational energy company, for two lightering newbuildings with each vessel to be powered by an MAN B&W 6G70ME-C9.2 prime mover. The newbuildings will each use an MAN Diesel & Turbo EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system to help their ME-C prime movers meet Tier III emission standards well in advance of requirements coming into effect. The engines will also retain the ability to switch to Tier II operation when outside the ECA (Environmental Control Area). MAN Diesel & Turbo states that the engine for the first vessel has a delivery date in December 2012, with the second due in early 2014 and the vessels due for delivery in 2014. Chevron has also ordered 1 × MAN 8L27/38 + 2 × MAN 7L21/31 gensets for each v... [More]

MARLIN Series of Container Feeders

By Keith Henderson at July 19, 2011 06:21
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The MARLIN series of three designs of a new generation of container feeders was unveiled this week by Wärtsilä Ship Design developed in cooperation with DNV and the UK Graig shipping group. Claiming to be environmentally sustainable, competitively priced and fuel efficient, in money terms this equates to a 30 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency per TEU. The design benefits from an improved capacity with greater loading flexibility of different container types including a high reefer capacity.The series is offered in three variants with the current MARLIN 2000 Blue design of approximately 2,000 TEU capacity, aimed towards the high growth inter Asia trade routes. Two other slightly larger future designs of approximately 2,500 TEU capacity have been developed to meet the challenges of tightening emission regulations and increasing fuel costs. The MARLIN 2500 Jade design features diesel power with either scrubber or SCR exhaust treatment. The third variant is the MARLIN 2500 Green design aimed at operation in Emission Control Areas (ECAS) and offers compliance using a dual fuel or LNG fuel options. Up to 26 MARLIN 2000 Blue design container feeders are to be built at the Jin Hai shipyard, China for the Graig Group [More]

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