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APL orders world's most powerful marine diesel engines

APL orders world's most powerful marine diesel engines

Singapore: APL has ordered eight MAN B&W 14K98ME-C7  engines, each generating a massive 84,280 kW or 115,000  BHP at 104 rpm, to power eight 10,000 TEU ships from  Korean builders. When built, the diesel engines will qualify  as the most powerful ever built in shipping history.    

APL follows other Asian owners such as OOCL, NYK and  K-Line in selecting  MAN B&W K98ME-C engines with electronic controls but the  14-cylinder engine has been specially developed to meet  APL's demanding operational and environmental requirements.  

Goh Teik Poh, APL's senior vice president, operations & network, commented: "When we  made the decision to build a new generation of large  container vessels that will combine high-speed performance  with the most advanced environmental features, we  naturally looked to MAN Diesel. After working with them for  many years, we have the utmost confidence in their ability  to provide engines of the very highest quality. The  14K98ME-C7 will allow us to fulfill our customers' needs for  speed and reliability as well as paying attention to the  quality of life of the global community."  [24/08/07]