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Friday, March 26, 2021 

MAN Energy Solutions has been awarded a contract to supply the main engines for two newbuilding live-fish carriers, currently under construction at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey.

The first – a 2,200m3 vessel for Seivåg Shipping – will be powered by two MAN 12V175D-MEM Tier III engines, while the second – an 8,000m3 vessel for Mowistar – will be powered by four MAN 12V175D-MEM Tier III engines. This latter carrier, of about 12,000 dwt, will be the largest battery-hybrid live-fish carrier of its kind in the world. Both customers are subsidiaries of Seistar AS from Torangsvåg, Norway.

Norwegian company Salt Ship Design has designed both vessels, which feature several new design solutions with a strong focus on hygiene, environment and quality, including batteries for energy storage and circular fish tanks.

All engines will come with MAN turbochargers as well as MAN’s SaCoS engine control and safety system. Every engine will also feature MAN’s proprietary SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) closed-loop, temperature-controlled NOx reduction system that remains active over the entire load range, delivering low urea consumption and low emissions.

Ben Andres, Head of High-Speed Sales, MAN Energy Solutions said: “This is an important order that marks our entry into an exciting market. The aquaculture and fisheries market is currently experiencing significant growth and to make our début by powering such a remarkable vessel – the world’s largest live-fish carrier – is very pleasing. Norway has a high focus on emissions, particularly NOx and CO2, and the eco-friendliness of the MAN 175D and its SCR system prepares the vessels well for the impending IMO 2030 deadline.”

MAN Energy Solutions has developed the MAN 175D engine range to supplement and complete its product portfolio in the maritime sector. In three variants of 12, 16 and 20 cylinders, the engine is available with an output ranging from 1,500kW to 4,400kW. MAN claims this maximum output makes the engine the most powerful high-speed engine in the market.

The MAN 175D is a high-performance engine designed for increased uptime and low lifecycle costs, with optimised combustion to deliver low emissions and optimal fuel-consumption. It has been designed from the outset to comply with current, as well as future, exhaust-gas-emission requirements and its compact, flexible SCR system enables vessel designers to optimise space on board.

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