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Indonesian Navy Orders


Graphical representations of the Kri Bima Suci.

MAN Engine for Training Ship

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File photo of the MAN 6L21/31 engine (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

AN Diesel & Turbo received an order such a large sailing vessel of 100 meters and over for a MAN 6L21/31 engine to power a are few and far between.”

M newbuild cadet training sailing ship for He continued, “In this particular case, we enjoy the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Indone- a long and fruitful relationship with the Indone- sia. The engine will be used to power the 110-m sian Navy, which already uses MAN engine types

Kri Bima Suci and up to 200 persons on board in its ? eet, and – in this respect – an MAN engine when not propelled by sail power. The ship is cur- was the natural choice for such a ? ne vessel. I also rently under construction at the Freire Shipyard in feel that ful? lling the demands for such an unusual

Vigo, Spain. application bears testament to the strength of our

Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN medium-speed program.”

Diesel & Turbo, said, “We’re very happy to have MAN Diesel & Turbo has prior experience with won this unusual order, unusual in the sense that sailing ship orders and has previously re-engined orders anywhere in the world for the building of the 113-m Esmeralda, a four-mast barquentine, for the Chilean Navy. Similarly, in 2006, the company re-engined the 104-m Fregata Libertad for the Ar- gentinean Navy.

Such tall ships often have a dual purpose where, besides training new recruits, they are often used in courtesy visits to other countries as, by nature, their presence can be viewed as more diplomatic than that of a modern, naval vessel.

The company noted it has had many dealings with the Indonesian Navy in the past and re- cently signed a contract for the delivery of MAN 20V28/33D STC engines for two frigates due to enter service in 2017. These engines represent a generation change within the Indonesian ? eet that has been powered for many years by MAN Diesel & Turbo 28/33D and Pielstick-branded engines.

As with the 20V28/33D STC engines, the new 6L21/31 engine will also be built by MAN Diesel & Turbo. (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo) 83

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