MAN Diesel & Turbo wins order for a complete propulsion package for a chemical tanker
MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order for a complete propulsion package for a chemical tanker. As a world-first, the package features a full HyProp ECO system with PTO/PTH; HyProp ECO is an innovative, fuel-saving, hybrid propulsion system, the company said in its press release.
The system will be employed aboard a 7,500-dwt stainless-steel chemical tanker ordered and operated by IÇDAŞ Çelik Enerji Tersane Ve Ulaşim Sanayi AŞ in Turkey. The propulsion package also features a MAN 6L32/44CR common-rail main engine, an MAN Alpha Kappel propeller and an MAN SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system capable of operating on MGO, MDO and HFO. A delivery date for the newbuilding has been scheduled for September 2017.
About HyProp ECO
HyProp ECO is a system solution that combines a diesel engine with a frequency-converter-driven shaft-alternator/motor and features multiple operational modes. Jointly developed by Vacon and MAN Diesel & Turbo, the system combines the advantages of a bi-directional operating frequency converter for the shaft machine with a high-efficiency CP propeller plant. HyProp ECO is also open for shore connection and the integration of energy storage devices / batteries.
Vacon is a global manufacturer of variable-speed AC drive systems. Its NXC drives have a proven track record in marine applications with reliable performance.