MAN D&T hits ME-GI engines order milestone
MAN Diesel & Turbo said that its ME-GI engine has now passed another milestone with orders for more than 100 engines received.
Earlier in February, Flex LNG decided to use the two-stroke slow-speed ME-GI main engines as the propulsion system for two LNG carriers to be built at Samsung Heavy Industries. The expected delivery dates of the vessels have been postponed from Q1 2017 to Q1 and Q2 2018, the company said in a statement.
Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President Low-Speed Sales and Promotions, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said, “It seems as if the ME-GI is set to become the new industry standard.”
MAN Diesel & Turbo said that the first two ME-GI units (MAN B&W 8L70ME-GI types), recently successfully passed their Factory Acceptance Tests in Korea, and have been installed aboard two 3,100-teu container vessels currently under construction in the United States.
MAN Diesel & Turbo also said that the testbed performance of the ME-GI engines exceeded expectations.
Grøne added: “The development process, particularly in relation to the seals associated with the gas-supply pressure, has been demanding but the successful FATs have shown that this challenge has been fully resolved. Overall, the ME-GI’s fuel-gas system has performed extremely well, confirming our expectations and the experience gained from various demonstrations and tests.”
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