Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has selected MAN Diesel & Turbo to equip its 23,000 TEU newbuildings with G-type engines — a design with an ultra-long stroke that improves ship pollution.
By opting for a MAN B&W 11G95ME-C9.5 main engine, MSC’s 11 new vessels will have a lower optimum engine speed, a larger propeller and engine propulsion, resulting in less fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.
The world’s second largest carrier has also split its vessel order between the Korean shipyards of Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), which will construct six of the vessels, and Daewoo Shipping Marine Engineering (DSME) with the remaining five.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI-EMD) will construct the ME-C engines for SHI (pictured below), while Doosan Engine will construct those for DSME.
The final vessel in the series is due for delivery by March 15, 2020.
Bjarne Foldager, Vice President – Sales & Promotion, Two-Stroke Business – MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “This order underlines the positive, long-term business relationship between MSC and MAN Diesel & Turbo.
“It’s a significant order that cements our strong position within the large containership segment where the G-type is the market’s preferred engine.”