First reference for MAN MeOH-fuelled gensets on PCTC series
In a first for MAN Energy Solutions, its dual-fuel MAN 21/31 DF-M gensets have been specified for two pure car and truck carriers for Chinese ship owner China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES). The methanol-fuelled vessels will also feature MAN B&W ME-LGIM prime movers.
The order for six small-bore, seven-cylinder 21/31DF-M gensets has been awarded by China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) in connection with an order for two 9,300 car equivalent units (CEU) pure car and truck carriers. The 3 × 7L21/31DF-M gensets aboard the vessels will accompany an MAN B&W 7S60ME-LGIM (-Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) main engine previously ordered by CMHI in May 2023.
The order represents the very first reference for the gensets. MAN ES licensee, CMP, will build the engines in China with first delivery due in Q1 2025. Vessel delivery is set respectively for 2025 and 2026.
The order includes options for a further four vessels using the same combination of MAN ES’ main movers and gensets.