First order for MHI’s UEC50LSH-Eco engine

27 May 2014
A previous generation of MHI Eco engine on the test bed

A previous generation of MHI Eco engine on the test bed

The first order for the UEC50LSH-Eco low-speed marine diesel engine developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co (MHI-MME) has been placed with MHI licensee Kobe Diesel.

The engine has been designed for low fuel consumption and high efficiency, even during slow steaming. The engine will be delivered in March 2015 to the Shin Kurushima yard, for installation in a 35k chemical tanker slated for completion in October 2015.

The UEC50LSH-Eco is the first in a new series of long-stroke low-speed marine diesel engines that MHI-MME is developing to follow its LSE series, in response to market demand for optimised performance at lower engine speed and heightened compliance with emission standards. They are optimised for Handymax, Supramax and Ultramax bulkers, medium size crude oil tankers, chemical tankers, and similar vessels.

MHI MME says that using this first order for a UEC50LSH-Eco engine as a springboard, it will work with its licensees to propose further innovative energy-saving and environmental solutions to enhance seagoing energy efficiency and environmental preservation efforts, and will progressively apply these technological advances to a wide range of new engine products.

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