MAN diesel-electric propulsion for windfarm vessel
A wind service operation vessel (WSOV) under construction for French owner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs at Cemre shipyard in Turkey will feature MAN Diesel & Turbo’s EPROX diesel-electric propulsion system.
The 83m loa vessel will house four MAN 8L21/31 variable speed gensets with a DC distribution network providing electrical power to thrusters and other consumers. The configuration will significantly reduce the vessel’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, the engine designer said.
The ship will be used for operations and maintenance work on German offshore wind farms Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2, as well as Gode Wind 1 and 2 for Danish energy company DONG Energy. In anticipation of the introduction of a NOx emissions control area in the Baltic and North Sea in 2021, the engines will be prepared for the future retrofit of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems enabling Tier III compliance.
MAN Diesel & Turbo recently provided 6L27/38 main engines, SCR systems and MAN Alpha controllable pitch propellers for each of three trawlers constructed at Çeliktrans Shipyard for Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi.
Lex Nijsen, head of four-stroke marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “This order confirms our solid foothold within the segment for small-bore, medium-speed engines powering specialised vessels.”
The gensets will be assembled and tested at MAN’s facility in Aurangabad, India. Salt Ship Design will provide the full design and engineering package for the vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in the last quarter of 2018.
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