32-genset order from Swire for MAN

13 Jun 2012
The L27/38 genset

The L27/38 genset

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order to supply the gensets for a series of eight diesel-electric offshore newbuildings recently ordered by Swire Pacific Offshore Operations, to be built at Japanese and Brazilian yards.

MAN says it regards this contract as a very important order, considering the current, stressed market situation, and states that it underlines the foothold the company has gained in the offshore segment.

Swire has ordered eight IMT-997 platform supply vessels (PSVs), with four to be built by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in Japan and a further four to be built by EISA Shipyard in Brazil. Each vessel will be equipped with four 6L27/38 MAN gensets, each rated at 1,980kW at 720rpm. All generating sets will be constructed by Korean licensee Doosan Engine. The 97m, 5,000dwt PSVs will have DP2 capability and have electrically-driven azimuthing propulsion units. The vessels will be delivered progressively from early 2014 on, with genset delivery accordingly timed to stretch from early 2013 through mid-2014.

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