MAN to equip 10 containerships with LNG engines
Germany's MAN Energy Solutions said on November 23 it had secured a contract from Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding to supply 10 ME-GI LNG engines for 7,000-teu containerships.
The ships were ordered by Seaspan Corp and have already been chartered under long-term contracts. MAN will deliver the engines between October 2023 and 2024.
"Our ME-GI engine continues to enjoy success within new vessel segments, including non-LNG-bearing carrier applications, primarily due to the ever-increasing focus on methane-slip reduction and fuel efficiency," MAN Energy Solutions said. "This latest mark of the engine comes with a gas-optimised tuning that significantly improves fuel efficiency when operating on gas, while simultaneously maintaining an industry-leading, low methane slip of just 0.20-0.28 g/kWh over its entire load range."