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Chinese yard first to order new MAN B&W 50ME-B series engine

Chinese yard first to order new MAN B&W 50ME-B series engine

Shanghai: Guangzhou Shipyard International Co Ltd (GSI) and Copenhagen-based shipowner TORM have placed the launch orders for the  MAN B&W 6S50ME-B8 engine, the very first from the new  50ME-B series.  

The engines will power seven 50,500dwt chemical/product tankers to be built  at GSI's facilities in China. The 6S50ME-B engines will be delivered by DMD Dalian Marine Diese and MAN Diesel will supervise construction, shoptests,  on-site installation and commissioning of the engines, as  well as participate in subsequent sea-trials.   

The MAN B&W S50ME-B8 engines are the first two-stroke  engines to be delivered with TCA 66 turbochargers with  variable nozzle rings technology (VTA), which facilitate the  control of the scavenging-air pressure and thereby compression and cylinder maximum pressure. This gives a large degree of freedom to secure the optimal balance between NOx-emission and  fuel-oil consumption, says the company. [02/10/07]