MES Completes the World's Largest Diesel Engine

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

(MES) has completed the world's largest class diesel engine (MITSUI-MAN B&W 1198MC type: 69,920kW) at its Tamano Works and delivered the engine to Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

in October 2001. The engine has been installed on a 6,000 TEU container carrier.

The second 11K98MC type was also completed for the same shipbuilder in December 2001.

MAN B&W Diesel A/S developed the K98MC type diesel engine series as a highly efficient main engine for large container carriers in 1999. The cylinder bore is 980 mm and can develop 7,780 ps (per cylinder).

In April 2001, MES completed the MITSUIMAN B&W I0K98MC for the same series of 5.500 TEU container carrier built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Since the technical license agreement with B&W Diesel, MES achieved a total construction of 38 million ps for the B&W diesel engines in October 2001, which is reportedly a world record.

MES will achieve 2.5 million ps of engine production in the current fiscal year on the ship trial basis.

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