MAN Gear for DONG’s German Wind Service Operation Vessel

Cemre Marin Endüstri has ordered four MAN 8L21/31 variable-speed GenSets for a wind service operation vessel (WSOV) currently under construction at the Turkish shipyard for France’s Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA).

The newbuilding will also feature MAN’s EPROX (Energy Saving Electric Propulsion System) that is said to significantly reduce the vessel’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

The new WSOV will be used for operations and maintenance work on DONG Energy’s German offshore wind farms, Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2, as well as Gode Wind 1 and 2.

Norway’s Salt Ship Design is providing the full design and engineering package for the 83-metre vessel which is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter 2018.

The MAN engines will be prepared for IMO Tier III and set up such that they can be retrofitted at a later time with MAN’s SCR system. This is to cater for the possibility that IMO TIER III NOx emission limits are introduced without obligation within NOx emission-control areas (NECAs) in the North and Baltic Seas before 2021.

“This new order confirms our solid foothold within the segment for small-bore, medium-speed engines powering specialized vessels. I welcome this new reference and feel that it highlights the diversity of our product portfolio,” Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Diesel & Turbo, said.

Photo: Source: Salt Ships Design

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