MAN D&T scores engine order for first gas-powered car carriers

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from United European Car Carriers for two 8S50ME-GI dual fuel engines to fit PCTCs
MAN D&T scores engine order for first gas-powered car carriers

MAN Diesel & Turbo has secured an order for dual fuel engines to power two LNG-powered Pure Car/Truck Carriers owned by United European Car Carriers (UECC).

The PCTCs will operate on LNG fuel, heavy fuel oil and marine gas oil and are the first such vessels to be fitted with an LNG propulsion system. Once built they will be able to complete a 14 day trip around the Baltic operating just on LNG.

The two newbuilds are to be constructed at NACKS shipyard in China. Delivery is expected in the second half of 2016.

Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of UECC, has said previously that the LNG installation "is a pioneering design and will be one of the largest employed on a commercial vessel and the largest yet of its kind on a pure car and truck carrier. We are proud of the exciting step UECC is taking towards greener and more environmentally friendly shipping.”

“UECC will be able to provide our customers with transportation in the Baltic area with unparalleled efficiency, reliability and superior environmental performance”.

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by Laura Stackhouse

readmt.com Editor

Laura Stackhouse is the Web Editor of readmt.com, an official publication of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). To discuss news, features or contributing to readmt.com please get in touch.

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