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MAN Energy will provide 48 MAN 18V51/60DF dual-fuel engines, each with an output of 20.7 MW, for Karpowership’s fleet of power plant ships.
MAN Energy Solutions and Karpowership have signed a contract for the supply of 48 dual-fuel engines for a fleet of power plant ships (powerships). The engines are MAN 18V51/60DF dual-fuel models, each with a mechanical output of 20.7 MW, and will be split between a number of powerships. MAN Energy will also provide the control systems and other electromechanical equipment.
Karpowership currently has a total of 36 powerships in its fleet with a total capacity of 6,000 MW. The newbuilds equipped with the MAN 18V51/60DF engine will be deployed on a global scale.
“MAN Energy Solutions has been supplying engines for Karpowership's floating power plants since 2009 and we are proud of playing our role in Karpowership’s ability of realizing the energy transition in any location in the world by expanding the company’s fleet by 1,000 MW with this major order,” said Alexander Stöckler, Head of Sales, Tendering & Project Management, Power Segment at MAN Energy Solutions. “Our dual-fuel technology has already proven itself in other powerships, and we have now been able to increase the engine output from 19 MW to almost 21 MW, which will make the upcoming powerships even more effective.”
MAN Energy has partnered with Karpowership for a variety of newbuild projects and the modernization of the powership fleet. MAN PrimeServ, an after-sales brand, is currently converting four barges with a total of 32 engines to dual-fuel operation. Man PrimeServ has local capacities in Turkey and a global service network to deploy power plant vessels worldwide.
“Karpowership not only places high demands on the quality of the engines, but also on the services and expertise in the area of maintenance and after-sales,” said Stefan Eefting, Head of MAN PrimeServ Germany. “In recent years, we have been able to increase the availability of the engines in Karpowership's existing fleet to 98% with our services. This overall package of efficient and powerful engines combined with high service quality has once again convinced the customer to rely on us.”