Common-rail technology for Norwegian ferry newbuildings

19 Jul 2010
The MAN 6L32/44CR engine

The MAN 6L32/44CR engine

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a contract with Norwegian shipbuilder Bergen Group Fosen to supply eight common-rail-based 10L32/44CR main engines, along with six L21/31 auxiliary gensets and four RENK gearboxes.

This equipment is to be installed aboard two new ferries to be operated by Fjord Line Danmark A/S, the Danish subsidiary of the Norwegian ferry company. The main engines could optionally be retrofitted to a dual-fuel (DF) version, once the development of the DF type has been completed.

Fjord Line reached an agreement earlier this year with Bergen Group Fosen for the construction of two modern cruise-ferries which will have the capacity to carry up to 1,500 passengers and 600 vehicles, and will offer daily sailings on services between Norway and Denmark.

The shipbuilder chose the well-proven MAN 32/44 common-rail engines on account of their fuel-efficiency and minimal emissions. The two vessels are due for delivery to Fjord Line in 2012. Hulls will be constructed by Bergen Group’s Polish partner, Stocznia Gdansk, while final completion, assembly and interior work will be carried out by Bergen Group Fosen.

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