MAN ES’ ME-GI Engines To Power Series Of 10 Seaspan Container Vessels

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group has ordered 10 × MAN B&W 7G80ME-C10.5-GI engines in connection with the construction of 10 × 7,000-teu container ships for Seaspan Corporation, the world’s largest, independent container vessel-owner. The contract includes an option for five further vessels. Engine delivery is scheduled from October 2023 to 2024; Seaspan has already chartered the ships on long-term contracts.

Upon completion, the newbuildings will become the largest ME-GI-powered container vessels built by a Chinese shipyard.

Thomas S. Hansen, Head of Promotion and Customer Support, MAN Energy Solutions, said: “Our ME-GI engine continues to enjoy success within new vessel segments – including non-LNG-bearing carrier applications – primarily due to the ever-increasing focus on methane-slip reduction and fuel efficiency. This latest mark of the engine comes with a gas-optimised tuning that significantly improves fuel efficiency when operating on gas, while simultaneously maintaining an industry-leading, low methane-slip of just 0.20-0.28 g/kWh over its entire load range.”

shipbuilding
Representation Image

Over the course of the past year, MAN Energy Solutions reports that it has received multiple orders from Chinese shipyards for ME-GI engines for a broad variety of projects including pure car-truck carriers (PCTCs), bulk carriers, and oil tankers. Hansen added: “The Chinese market has great potential for us and we plan to increase the more than 1.8 million running-hours that the ME-GI has accrued to date running on LNG alone.”

The ME-GI engine – the new industrial standard

MAN Energy Solutions successful ME-GI (-Gas Injection) engine has set a new industrial standard for two-stroke propulsion engines aboard – among others – container vessels, bulk carriers, tankers, LNG carriers and car carriers. The ME-GI engine provides ship-owners and operators with a peerless solution within environmentally friendly and high-efficiency, two-stroke technology, without the greenhouse emissions such as methane slip that are characteristic of competing engines.

With the ME-GI engine, two-stroke development has taken a step further by combining the unique properties of multi-fuel combustion and the well-known reliability of MAN Energy Solutions ME-engine. The Diesel principle not only provides the ME-GI engine with high operational stability and efficiency, but also ensures 100% reliable operation during load changes on gas with just normal additions of pilot-oil amounts. Furthermore, the ME-GI operational principles features a seamless change-over between gas operation and diesel operation. The ME-GI engine is the most environmentally friendly, technology available within the two-stroke engine segment.

MAN Energy Solutions has also developed an ME-LGI (-Liquid Gas Injection) dual-fuel engine that expands the company’s dual-fuel portfolio, enabling the use of more sustainable fuels such as methanol.

Reference: man-es.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.