Knutsen Orders ME-GI Engines from MAN
Knutsen OAS Shipping has placed an order for 2 × 2 7G70ME-GI engines in connection with the building of two 176,300 m3 capacity LNG carriers. The specified engines are also based on MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new, ultra-long-stroke, G-type concept to deliver an even higher, overall propulsion plant efficiency.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has verified that, even when compared to the best, modern DFDE propulsion solution, an ME-GI engine delivers fuel savings of more than 30 tonnes of gas per day when operating at a normal ship speed of 15-17 knots.
To date, MAN Diesel & Turbo has clinched orders for 42 dual-fuel units, representing a power output of 780 MW.
LNG World News Staff, December 16, 2013; Image: MAN