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Hapag-Lloyd orders more MAN ME-GI Engines

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has ordered six main engines to be installed on Hapag Lloyd’s recently ordered 23,000 TEU boxship sextet.

The MAN B&W 11G95ME-GI Mk10.5 main engines have been ordered from German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions.

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The new order stems from an option associated with an identical order for six such vessels originally announced in December 2020, where Hapag-Lloyd also chose the environmentally friendly ME-GI engine.

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As informed, the engines will be built in Korea and offer the option of operating on LNG or conventional fuel, meeting Tier III emission standards through SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction). The first engine delivery is scheduled for May 2022.

DSME is set to deliver the first six boxships between April – December 2023, with the six ships covered by the new option scheduled for delivery by end-2024.

“As public criticism of emissions within the shipping segment increases exponentially, the ME-GI – with its extremely low methane-slip – is an increasingly attractive propulsion-solution, and particularly so for vessels such as large container ships,” Wayne Jones OBE, Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions, said.

“The ME-GI is the world’s most efficient LNG engine, backed up by more than 1.7 million running hours on LNG alone… Furthermore, it has low CO2 and greenhouse-gas emissions, and a modular platform that facilitates conversion to other alternative fuels such as ammonia – should the need arise – which makes the engine truly future-proof,” Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, commented.

Once delivered, the giant containership will be deployed on the Europe-Far East routes as part of THE Alliance.