Jiangsu Haihong Engineering Technology has ordered four MAN 32/40 engines as well as an order for two 8000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers.
The delivery has two shipsets, including a propulsion package, a MAN Alpha twin-screw VBS860 CP propeller, single marine reduction RSVL-800 gearboxes from Renk and a Selective Catalytic Reduction system (SCR).
Lex Nijsen, vice president and head of four-stroke marine at MAN Diesel and Turbo, said: “This new project is an excellent reference for us in the Chinese market.”
“It is of special interest to MAN Diesel and Turbo in that these two newbuildings will be identical, sister vessels to a dredger previously ordered by Jiangsu, but whose propulsion packages did not feature MAN engines.”
The 32/40 engine commonly sees service for 24 hours a day with a power output that ranges from 3,000 to 9,000kW.
Low wear-rates and long maintenance intervals are engine characteristics with output limited to 100% of rated output for engines driving a propeller, and 110% of rated output for engines driving a generator.
Mr Nijsen concluded: “We are delighted that Hai-Hong has decided to place its confidence with MAN and look forward to a successful collaboration with our Chinese partners.”