First MAN propulsion package or LNG-powered ropax

2019-05-27T16:01:27+00:00 May 27th, 2019|Technology|

The Chinese Jinling Shipyard has ordered four MAN 51/60DF engines for one ,option one 230 m long ropaxes for TT-Line.

She will be fitted with a complete MAN propulsion package – engines,propellers, a fuel-gas-supply system (FGSS), and HyProp ECO – MAN’s fuel-saving, hybrid propulsion system.

The newbuilding is based on TT-Line’s ‘Green Ship’ design, developed in collaboration with Copenhagen-based designer, OSK-Shiptech, and is scheduled for delivery in 2022, when she is expected to enter service within TT-Line’s route network across the Baltic.

Operating on LNG, the new vessels will have 50% fewer emissions than TT-Line’s previous generation of vessels.

Lex Nijsen, Head of 4r-Stroke Marine Sales – MAN Energy Solutions, said: “Running on LNG, our propulsion package will enable this vessel to operate on such low emissions that it will become the most environmentally friendly ropax ferry in the Baltic. Our business, to a great extent, is based on offering systems, such as this, that help our customers to increase the efficiency of their plants and reduce emissions, while leading the way to a carbon-neutral future.”

MANwill supply the equipment in association with Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), in which it has a 40% stake. AKA specialises in power supply, energy management and drive systems for marine and industrial applications.

Similarly, MAN Energy Solutions’ fuel-gas specialist – MAN Cryo – will supply the new vessel’s fuel-gas-supply system. MAN Cryo offers systems for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases and was fully integrated into the company in 2015.

Nijsen added: “This order is the very first MAN dual-fuel, diesel-mechanical propulsion system for a ferry application, which reflects our strategic direction of developing sustainable technologies and solutions – as shown by the contribution of AKA and MAN Cryo. It also fulfills our desire to increasingly become a supplier of complete solutions.”

Upon construction, the newbuilding will have the capacity for 800 pax and over 200 articulated lorries. While designing the vessel, a particular emphasis was put on flexibility and fast turnaround-times.
TT-Line currently has six ferries operating on various routes in the Baltic.

MAN Energy Solutions’ scope of supply covers:
• 2 × 8L51/60DF + 2 × 6L51/60DF MAN engines offering a total power of 29,400 kW.
• MAN Alpha twin-screw CPP propellers.
• 2 × twin-in, single-out gearboxes.
• An MAN Cryo FGSS featuring 2 × 500 sq m vacuum insulated Type-C tanks.
• AKA’s HyProp ECO system.
• AKA drives, electric generators and motors for the PTO and bow thrusters.

The new TT-Line order is part of the ‘Maritime Energy Transition’, an overall term that covers all MAN Energy Solutions activities aimed at supporting a climate-neutral shipping industry.
The term stems from the German expression ‘Energiewende’ and encapsulates MAN Energy Solutions’ call to action to reduce emissions and, among other initiatives, establish natural gases as the fuels of choice in global shipping.

Launched in 2016 after COP 21, the initiative has since found broad support within the shipping industry and politics, MAN claimed.