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MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply the main engines – namely, MAN 175D engines – for two newbuilding live-fish carriers, currently under construction at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey.

The first is a 2,200 cubic-metre vessel for Seivåg Shipping and will be powered by two MAN 12V175D-MEM Tier III engines. The second, an 8,000 cubic-metre vessel for Mowistar, will be powered by four MAN 12V175D-MEM Tier III engines. This latter carrier, with a deadweight of 12,000 tonnes, will be the largest battery-hybrid live-fish carrier of its kind in the world.

Norwegian outfit, Salt Ship Design, has designed both vessels, which feature several, new design solutions with a strong focus on hygiene, environment and quality, including batteries for energy storage and circular fish tanks.

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MAN 175D engines equipped with turbochargers and SCR

The German manufacturer informed that all engines will come with MAN turbochargers as well as MAN’s SaCoS engine control and safety system. Every engine will also feature MAN’s proprietary SCR closed-loop, temperature-controlled system that remains active over the entire load range, delivering low urea consumption and low emissions.

«This is an important order that marks our entry into an exciting market. The aquaculture and fisheries market is currently experiencing significant growth and to make our début by powering such a remarkable vessel – the world’s largest live-fish carrier – is very pleasing», said Ben Andres, Head of High-Speed Sales at MAN Energy Solutions.

Type Approval Test (TAT) for a new engine, L23/30H Mk3

Let’s change the subject. MAN Energy Solutions has recently conducted a successful Type Approval Test (TAT) for a new engine, L23/30H Mk3. Owing to current Covid-19 restrictions, the TAT was executed on-site in Korea in early March 2021 by STX and MAN Energy Solutions staff, with the classification team joining proceedings remotely. The event was filmed and broadcast globally with viewers watching from Europe, North America and Asia.

MAN 175D engines

Finn Fjeldhøj, Head of Small-Bore, Four-Stroke Engineering, MAN Energy Solutions, said: «TATs are an important step in the entry of every engine to the market. The fact that we could surmount the difficulties posed by the global pandemic with a remote solution to successfully get the engine approved is very pleasing. The experience gathered from this event will prove invaluable in the future».

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