Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL), has ordered 2 × 2 × MAN 12V175D-MEV variable-speed GenSets in connection with the building of two short-sea feeder container ships for global logistics company, Samskip Group, headquartered in Rotterdam.
s informed, known as the SeaShuttle project, the vessels will be among the first of their kind globally to be powered by individual 3.2 MW hydrogen fuel-cell-based energy systems. The MAN GenSets will act as a back-up, forming a diesel-electric propulsion plant with a permanent magnet generator.
The 135-metre, 500 teu ships are due for delivery in Q3 and Q4 of 2025, respectively, and will operate between Oslo Fjord and Rotterdam, a distance of approximately 700 nautical miles. They will furthermore be capable of being remotely controlled and come autonomous-ready.
This is a groundbreaking project, which sets new standards for environmentally friendly shipping. In that vein, our engines are capable of running on bio-fuels like HVO and B100 and showcase our green credentials in pursuing decarbonisation. We congratulate Samskip and CSL on this exciting venture and look forward to working closely with them.
…Florian Keiler, Head of High Speed, MAN Energy Solutions, said.
The 175D is a variable-speed GenSet with high efficiency, even at low loads, inherent fuel efficiency and low emissions. As the engine with the lowest total cost of ownership in the market, the high-speed engines will each come integrated with compact, flexible and closed-loop MAN SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) systems.
Furthermore, MAN Energy Solutions states that the engines have the lowest lube-oil consumption on the market with long oil-change intervals and best-in-class times-between-overhauls (TBOs).