New Order For MAN B&W Diesel ME-Engines

Viken Shipping in Norway has ordered a 6S70ME-C electronicallycontrolled engine from MAN B&W Diesel A/S.

The engine, which was ordered for a highly specified Suezmax "shuttle light" tanker with upgraded specification, will be housed in this vessel that will be delivered from Samsung in Korea in November 2003 and will enter a longterm charter for Navion in the North Sea. Four more ships, two more Suezmax and two Aframax, are being negotiated with the yard for this owner, and they, too, are planned to have ME-C engines; the Aframax will more than likely incorporate the 6S60ME-C type.

The 6S70ME-C engine develops an output of 18,660 kW at 91 rpm. It has all the usual features of the ME engines, notably: Variable electronically-controlled timing of fuel injection and exhaust valves for lower specific fuel consumption and better performance parameters; Lower rpm possible for maneuvering; better astern and crash stop performance; improved emissions characteristics, such as lower NOx and smoke values at any load; and equalized thermal load in and between cylinders minimizing the risk of premature need for overhaul.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Jun 2002

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