Cruise line giant goes for MAN engines

Common-rail MAN V48/60CR Tier-II compliant engines similar to those ordered by Costa Asia and P&O Cruises Australia Common-rail MAN V48/60CR Tier-II compliant engines similar to those ordered by Costa Asia and P&O Cruises Australia

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the engine-supply contract from Fincantieri for newbuildings ordered by Costa Asia and P&O Cruises, Australia, part of the Carnival Corporation.

Each vessel will feature two 14V48/60CR and three 8L48/60CR medium-speed MAN engines, providing 62,400 kW installed power. The engines will be delivered to Fincantieri’s shipyards in Monfalcone (Trieste) and Marghera (Venice) between August 2017 and September 2019.

Sokrates Tolgos, head of sales, cruise and ferry, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “The recently increased number of new cruise customers opting for MAN engines encourages us to maintain our focus on continuous innovation without compromising quality or reliability.”

“This new order is an exceedingly positive milestone and bodes well for our future growth in this market, which has always been a frontrunner for developing sensitivity for the environment, emission reduction, and state-of-the-art technology.”

Each newbuilding will weigh 133,500 gross tonnes, have a length of 323m, a passenger capacity of 4,000, and carry a crew of 1,450 personnel.

The MAN 48/60CR engines will operate in conjunction with MAN Diesel & Turbo’s well-proven, state-of-the-art, common-rail injection system that accommodates running on both heavy fuel oil and distillate fuels.

This technology, developed in-house by MAN Diesel & Turbo and fully optimised for its engines, provides optimal performance in terms of fuel consumption and smoke emissions, especially at part load compared to its IMO Tier II engine version with conventional injection system.

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