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Thursday, January 23, 2020 

MAN Energy Solutions has won a contract to supply the main propulsion engines for two new 41m patrol vessels for the Royal Thai Navy, each of which will be powered by two 16V175D-MM, IMO Tier II engines, each rated at 2,960kW at 1,900 rpm.

Marsun Shipyard in Thailand will construct the newbuildings with delivery scheduled for August 2020. The Royal Thai Navy already operates MAN Energy Solutions engines on its Krabi-class Offshore Patrol Vessels; a second such vessel was commissioned last September.

Barend Thijssen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine Sales and Licensing – MAN Energy Solutions, said: “We are delighted to expand our presence in the Royal Thai Navy’s fleet with the addition of these two new vessels. The 175D is rapidly establishing itself in Governmental applications, due to its excellent performance and efficient operating costs.”

MAN Energy Solutions says it can provide propulsion solutions to cover a wide range of naval and governmental applications, from fast patrol craft to large amphibious and auxiliary vessels.

MAN developed the 175D engine range to supplement and complete its product portfolio in the maritime sector. 12, 16 & 20-cylinder variants of the engine are available with outputs ranging from 1,500 to 4,000kW and these are optimised for propelling ferries, offshore supply vessels, tugs and other, working vessels. Specialist versions have been developed for other market segments, such as superyachts and naval marine applications. The MAN 175D is extremely eco-friendly, being designed from the outset to comply with the latest and future exhaust-gas-emission requirements. The engine uses a compact and flexible SCR system, which enables vessel designers to optimise space on board.

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