Advertisement

MAN PrimeServ awarded contract for Dual-Fuel Retrofit

On 19 October 2022 MAN Energy Solutions’s after-sales division, MAN PrimeServ, announced the signing of a contract to retrofit two LPG carriers for Tianjin Southwest Maritime Ltd, the Chinese liquefied-gas carrier operator.

The COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Guangdong) yard will host the respective conversions of the individual MAN B&W 6G60ME-C engines aboard Gas Gemini (pictured) and Gas Aquarius to dual-fuel MAN B&W 6G60ME-LGIP units capable of running on LPG. The two vessels will be retrofitted in parallel, beginning 30 May 2023.

In a notable first, PrimeServ will jointly carry out the work with CMS (CSSC Marine Service Co. Ltd.), the after-sales subsidiary of CSSC Marine Power Group.

Tao Guohua, Vice President, CSSC Marine Power Group, said: “Congratulations to Southwest Maritime on the LGIP conversion contract signing between MAN Energy Solutions and CMS.

“I do believe that the emerging engine-retrofit market will be a new area for MAN Energy Solutions to strengthen the existing close cooperation between us.

“We are also keenly looking forward to building a strategic cooperation with MAN Energy Solutions in this market and to further extend our cooperation into more portfolios.”

The contract signing comes in the wake of Oslo-listed BW LPG, the world’s leading owner and operator of LPG vessels, announcing in June 2022 that it, under MAN PrimeServ’s supervision, had converted the main engine of BW Malacca to dual-fuel running.

The last such conversion for a series of 15 LPG carriers, all work was carried out at Yiu Lian Dockyards in Shenzhen, evidence of China’s ability to successfully execute such retrofits.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Damen signs contract with Portland Harbour Authority for new tugs

On 11 June 2024 Frederik van der Linde from Damen Shipyards Group and Mike Shipley from the UK’s Portland Harbour Authority (PHA) signed a...
Advertisement

Related articles

Damen signs contract with Portland Harbour Authority for new tugs

On 11 June 2024 Frederik van der Linde from Damen Shipyards Group and Mike Shipley from the UK’s...

Damen’s new offshore charging solutionfor fully electric CTVs

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging, offering a way to dramatically reduce emissions...

Berg secures Louis Dreyfus Armateurs propulsion package for wind-assisted Airbus ro-ro vessels

At Shanghai on 12 June 2024 BERG Propulsion announced that it had won a contract covering the hybrid...

Ships Monthly July issue out now

SHIPS MONTHLY July 2024 The July 2024 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all...