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International Shipping Group Chooses MAN Propulsion Package

Saturday, 25 February 2012 | 00:00
Spanish concern Empresa Naviera Elcano, S.A., the international shipping group, has placed an order for two medium-speed MAN L27/38 engines as part of a propulsion package for a new vessel. The units will be constructed at the MAN Diesel & Turbo facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark, and will power a 7,000-dwt asphalt and oil-products tanker to be built at Sedef Shipyard in Turkey. The 6-cylinder main engines each deliver 2,040 kW at 800 rpm.
Elcano has chosen the engines as part of a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package that also comprises an Alphatronic 2000 propulsion control system, an MAN Alpha VBS Mk 5 CP propeller, and a double-reduction gearbox with multiple PTO clutches operating at 1,200 kW at 1200 rpm.
The MAN L27/38 engine
Characterised by its heavy-duty propulsion and manoeuvring power performance, the robust L27/38 engine series performs well over the entire load range, offering an immediate load response and quick acceleration. The L27/38 is smokeless at idling, part-load and full-load, is optimised for high-torque layout, and emits low levels of NOx while minimising fuel-oil consumption.
Elcano Project – main particulars
Ship type: 7,000 dwt asphalt and oil tanker
Yard: Sedef Shipyard, Turkey
Length oa (m): 110.0
Length bp (m): 105.7
Breadth (m): 10.6
Design draft (m): 6.9
dwt at operating draft: In seawater approx. 7,150 at design draught, 8,450 at scantling draft
Trial speed (kn): 14.0 at 80% of MCR (maximum continuous rating)
Propulsion package:
Engines: 2 × MAN 6L27/38
Output (kW): 2 × 2,040 at 800 r/min
Propulsion control system: Alphatronic 2000
Engine safety, control and monitoring: SaCoSone
Source: Empresa Naviera Elcano
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