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World record for MAN B&W brand

Tokyo: MAN Diesel's Japanese licensee, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co (MES), has achieved a new milestone with its cumulative production of MAN B&W branded engines reaching the 60m-BHP mark at the end of last month, a world record for a single brand. The new record came into being with the completion of an MAN B&W 6S50MC-C Mark 7 engine at MES's Tamano Works on 26 March.  

The new mark comes hard on the heels of the 50m BHP mark, which MES reached just three years ago. The company has attributed to the extension of its production facilities within the last few years, pushing its capacity to 5m BHP per year.

"Mitsui is one of our oldest licensees and it's been a pleasure doing business with them over the years," said MAN Diesel president Peter Sunn Pedersen. "MAN Diesel congratulates MES on reaching this new production milestone and looks forward to many more years of fruitful cooperation in the future."  

With over 90 years' experience in shipbuilding, MES covers all requirements from design to production to meet the modern market's multifaceted demands. The company built its first MAN B&W engine in 1928, a four-stroke, single-acting, trunk type 6125M unit.  [11/04/08]

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