MAN Energy to Supply Engines for the World’s Largest Car Carriers

MAN Energy to Supply Engines for the World’s Largest Car Carriers

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it will be supplying four of its B&W 8S60ME-GI engines for the world’s largest pure car, truck carrier (PCTC) vessels that are currently being constructed at CSSC Guangzhou Shipbuilding International in China. 

The four Mk10.5 dual-fuel (Gas Injection) engines will be manufactured by CSIC Engine Co in China and will feature Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) emissions-reduction technology in order that the engines can meet Tier III NOx compliance. 

The engines have been commissioned for four 10,800 CEU pure car and truck carriers that are being built for South Korean shipping giant HMM. On completion, the four vessels are expected to go out on charter to Hyundai Glovis - the logistics arm of Hyundai Kia Automotive Group.

Commenting on the engine deal, MAN Energy Solutions’ Head of Sales and Promotion, Thomas Hansen, said:

“The car carrier market is currently thriving and demand for new tonnage is at an all-time high. Most of these newbuildings are with dual-fuel engines - on account of new emission regulations - with LNG leading the way as the most popular alternative fuel. That said, our main engines here will also be delivered as both methanol- and ammonia-ready.

Accordingly, the ME-GI engine remains the most prominent dual-fuel engine in the market with more than 700 orders. It is the world’s most efficient, methane-fuelled engine and has extremely low levels of methane slip, which make it the industry’s leading dual-fuel engine across vessel types such as container vessels, bulk carriers, tankers, as well as car carriers”.

Hansen’s comments were echoed by Bjarne Foldager, also of MAN Energy Solutions, who stated: 

“We are delighted to secure this order, underscoring MAN Energy Solutions’ ability to deliver comprehensive propulsion solutions for cutting-edge PCTC projects. This achievement sets the stage for establishing a market standard in next-generation PCTC vessels, integrating our trusted and proven engines. Winning contracts for both main and auxiliary engines aligns with our strategic goal of providing complete propulsion packages. Congratulations to HMM for their bold commitment to decarbonisation”.

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