Visemar chooses MAN power

14 Feb 2013
Two MAN 6 cylinder L32/44CR medium speed engines are bound for Italy

Two MAN 6 cylinder L32/44CR medium speed engines are bound for Italy

Italy’s Visemar's new RoRo, to be built at Venice’s Cantiere Navale Visentini yard, will be powered by a complete MAN propulsion package featuring 2 9L32/44CR medium speed engines.

The 9L32/44CR engines each develop 5,040 kW at 750 rpm and are complemented by 2 × Renk RSV 900C gearboxes and 2 × Alpha CPP propellers. They will be built at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg works in Germany and are scheduled for delivery in August 2013.

Sokrates Tolgos, head of cruise & ferry sales, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “This MAN propulsion system with common-rail engines gives the customer a perfectly synchronised, high-efficiency solution. The engines’ common-rail fuel injection, with its high flexibility, is central to their meeting Tier II exhaust-gas requirements at the lowest possible fuel-consumption, especially in part load.”

MAN Diesel & Turbo refined the propulsion system in close cooperation with the Cantieri Navali Visentini shipyard and NAOS, the Italian RoPax/RoRo ship-design specialist. The MAN Alpha CP propellers stem from the new HUB Mark 5 series, which – courtesy of a project-specific special propeller-blade design – deliver a very high propulsive efficiency, leading to substantial fuel-oil savings for the complete propulsion plant.

The newbuild RoRo is scheduled to follow in April 2014 and. Its already been granted a ‘green passport’ and green star certification, and when completed will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly vessels in its class.

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