Offshore construction ships get 6 x MAN 32/44 power

Graphical rendering of the ‘Ceona Amazon’ (picture: Ceona) Graphical rendering of the ‘Ceona Amazon’ (picture: Ceona)

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced an order to supply the main gensets for a multi-layer vessel newbuilding, recently commenced by Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven for UK client Ceona.

The Ceona Amazon will be equipped with two 9L32/44CR and four 8L32/44CR main gensets, providing a total output of 28,000kW. The engines will be built at the MAN Diesel facility in Augsburg, Germany, and later transported to the company’s Frederikshavn, Denmark site for a full electrical test before delivery to the shipyard.

According to MAN, the 32/44CR has gained a strong foothold in the offshore market due to its power ratings and SFOC. This is said to be the third significant 32/44CR order from the offshore market this year.

The Ceona Amazon is based on a drill-ship design, offering good sea-keeping characteristics suitable for operations in remote and challenging locations. At 33,000gt, the ship is 199.4m long, 32.2m wide and draws 7.5m, It includes 114 cabins offering accommodation for up to 200 personnel.The multi-layer vessel is described as a large, multi-functional, dynamically-positioned, construction vessel. It offers large, under-deck storage capacity for line pipe or umbilicals, together with a large deck area for further storage of pipe and flexible installation reels. The ship is equipped with two heave-compensated masthead cranes, and a single heave-compensated knuckleboom crane. The pipelay system consists of an inclined lay system and a rigid firing-line system. The vessel can lay rigid pipelines, flexible pipelines and umbilicals, and can install large, subsea structures using one or both of its cranes in tandem-lift mode to 3,000m depth.

The keel is scheduled to be laid in August 2013, and the ship is due to enter service in late 2014.


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