First Capesize bulker EEDI for Chinese MAN B&W powered ship

30 Jan 2013
Ole Grøne: “even our mechanical engines are capable of satisfying EEDI requirements”

Ole Grøne: “even our mechanical engines are capable of satisfying EEDI requirements”

MAN Diesel and Turbo says that its customer, Chinese shipowner Centrans (Tianjing) Ocean Shipping, has received EEDI compliance certificates for two 180,000dwt bulkcarrier newbuildings, each powered by a single 6S70MC-C8.2 main engine.

This achievement is reported as being a first in the Capesize segment globally. The engines were built by Dalian Marine Diesel, and the vessels were built at QingDao Beihai Shipyard in Eastern China, and the EEDI certification was carried out by Lloyd’s Register.

The EEDI, which specifies how many grams of CO2 a ship may emit per transported ton and nautical mile travelled, is a mandatory requirement for all newly built ships from the beginning of 2013. The EEDI aims to reduce fuel consumption and resultant CO2 emissions not only through engine technology measures, but also through changes in the ship’s geometry. The EEDI for the Centras newbuildings value was calculated as being 5.38% lower than the IMO reference value which is estimated to save more than 3t of fuel per day compared to the company’s previous standard Capesize design.

Ole Grøne, senior vice president – low-speed promotion and sales – MAN Diesel & Turbo said: “This is an interesting project that shows that even our mechanical engines are capable of satisfying EEDI requirements. That said, I would add that our electronic ME-C engines are capable of delivering even better EEDI values.”

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