MAN Diesel & Turbo has secured a set of contracts to supply its engines for four new trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD) owned by the Chinese companies CHEC Dredging Company (CHECD), Jiangsu Haixin Shipping Heavy Industry, and Huanghua Port Bureau.
MAN Diesel will provide complete propulsion packages as part of its deal with CHECD, which will be used to power two new 6,500m³ TSHDs.
Each of the CHECD vessels will include 6L32 / 44CR and9L32 / 44CR engines equipped with the latest, flexible common-rail technology.
The engines will be delivered in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) mode, making room for any future retrofit to comply with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Tier III regulation.
The propulsion packages for the CHECD dredgers also include an MAN Alpha Twin screw CP propeller plant, type VBS720-ODF with AHT nozzles, as well as two MAN Renk RSLV-720 gearboxes.
Delivery of both the shipsets is scheduled to take place between this year and next year.
MAN Diesel is also set to supply two of its 32 / 40 engines as part of a propulsion package, in connection with an order for a new 8,000m³ TSHD owned by Jiangsu Haixin.
The new order will see the delivery of one shipset comprising a propulsion package containing two 9L32/40 engines, an MAN Alpha twin-screw VBS860 CP propeller and a single marine reduction RSVL-800 gearboxes from Renk to the Jiangsu Haixin vessel., as well as an SCR system.
Delivery of the contracted equipment is scheduled to be carried out by the end of the year.
In addition, two 12V32 / 44CR units from MAN Diesel will delivered to power Huanghua Port Bureau’s new 10,000m³ TSHD.M AN Diesel & Turbo’s partner Yue On Shipping is also involved in this order.
Image: The MAN 32 / 44CR engine, ordered as a 12V version for Huanghua Port Bureau in China. Photo: courtesy of MAN Diesel & Turbo.