German-based MAN Energy Solutions will supply engines for a new heavy-lift crane installation vessel being built in China.
Oslo-based OHT is owner for the vessel, which will be built at the shipyard of China Merchants Heavy Industry in Haimen/Nantong. Delivery for the single vessel is expected by 2020’s fourth quarter.
MAN will supply four MAN 12V32/44CR gen-sets with a total output of 28,800 kW.
“We are very pleased to have won this order,” said Lex Nijsen, vice president and head of four-stroke marine projects at MAN Energy Solutions. “The MAN 32/44CR engine’s multiple references–as well as its excellent references for similar projects within this very segment–were a decisive factor in its selection.”
The 32/44CR engine offers some of MAN’s newest technologies in the area of medium-speed operated industrial-sized diesel engines. It uses electronic injection, high-efficiency turbochargers, electronic hardware and variable valve timing.
The OHT vessel is designed to install all types of bottom fixed offshore wind foundations and will also transport and install topsides and subsea modules.
MAN Energy Solutions builds power generation engines for marine, industrial and on-site power applications