Sea-Land To Repower Huge Containerships With MAN B&W Gensets

Sea-Land Service, Inc., Edison, N.J., has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Holeby Diesel, Denmark, for repowering the generating sets on board its twelve 4,140-TEU Atlantic Class containerships, formerly U.S.

Lines' Econships.

Under the contract, Holeby Diesel will manufacture and install three diesel engines, model 6L28/32, ecr output 1,075 kw at 720 rpm, per vessel, or a total of 36 engines. The engines are to be coupled together with existing alternators, each of 1,000 kw.

The contract between Sea-Land Service Inc. and Holeby Diesel is noteworthy because the installation of the gensets will be completed during the vessels' normal liner service on the U.S. East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico prior to their trans-Atlantic voyage to Europe.

Both the shipowner and engine manufacturer believe that this comprehensive repowering program is a remarkable feat and a milestone in the history of the merchant marine industry, since the project will be performed without disturbing the vessels' normal service.

Holeby Diesel's present order book stands at approximately 600 engines totaling 800,000 bhp, 400 of which are being manufactured by Holeby Diesel's licensees in South Korea, China, Brazil, Spain and Yugoslavia.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Dec 1990 British Columbia

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