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Chilean shipbuilder ASENAV orders MAN engines for tugs

Photo: ASENAV ASENAV workshop
ASENAV, the largest private-owned shipyard in Chile, has placed an order for two MAN 12V175D-MM IMO Tier II engines.

The engines are each rated at 2,040 kW @ 1,800 rpm and will provide propulsion power for a 70 TBP ASD tug of ASENAV’s own design.

The vessel will also be delivered as future-proof, allowing for the retrofitting of exhaust-gas after-treatment to meet IMO Tier III standards.

The engines will be manufactured at MAN Energy Solutions’ dedicated, state-of-the-art Frederikshavn facility in Denmark with delivery scheduled for the end of February 2022, while vessel completion is planned for June 2022.

“This is yet another outstanding reference for the MAN 175D engine with this breakthrough order in the South American tug-building market, which shows such great potential for the future,” said Benjamin Andres, Head of High-Speed Sales, MAN Energy Solutions.

 “The selection of this MAN 12V175D-MM was based on the recognised quality of MAN engines in the world market. This specific model fits perfectly to the already proven ASD tugboat developed entirely by As ASENAV S.A., where five of these tugs are already for several years working on the Chilean coasts successfully under the strict conditions of the Pacific Ocean,” commented Ricardo Contreras, Engineering New Projects Manager, ASENAV.


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