Deals this week: EGR systems, DFDS, Rolls-Royce
EGR systems has received a contract from Norway-based Knutsen OAS Shipping to supply four MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines for its two new 180,000m³ liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers.
The G70ME-GI engine gives an advantage to the ship owners and operators by facilitating the vessel's ability to run on either heavy fuel oil (HFO) or a gas-based fuel, predominantly natural gas.
Shipping service provider DFDS has placed an order with Chinese shipyard Jinling for two 6,700 lane meter load capacity roll-on / roll-off (RoRo) vessels, which follows an earlier order for two RoRo ships in 2016.
The four RoRo ships are set to be delivered in 2019 and early-2020, and will be deployed to serve freight customers across the North Sea.
The new ships will feature a scrubber and ballast water treatment system, advanced ramp system, and energy-enhancing initiatives for environmentally friendly operation.
Rolls-Royce has received an order for four Bergen B33:45L diesel engines from Norwegian cruise and transport company Color Line, which will be installed on-board the liner's new hybrid ferry Color Hybrid.
The new Bergen B33:45 in-line diesel engines are currently available in six, eight and nine-cylinder configurations, and are scheduled to be delivered in March 2018.
The hybrid ferry was designed by Fosen and is being built at Ulstein Verft yard in Norway. It is expected to be completed by 2019.