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12 x K98 for China

 

Massive new orders for

Chinese shipyards

 

Page 2

Success on 3 continents

Bringing new life back

to older engines

 

Page 2

Artic power

Dependable L16/24

 

power for Greenland

Page 3

Exclusive interview

 

Dr.-Ing. Timmermann,

MAN B&W Diesel

 

Executive Board

 

Member gives his view of

the Service Business

 

Page 4

IMO Guidelines

Annex VI now in force

Page 6

DuraSpindle

The new standard of

exhaust valve spindles

Page 7

Tugs special report

 

Power for any purpose

Pages 8-10

Diesel Science Center

 

New diesel technology

attraction in Copenhagen

Page 11

The popular choice

 

1200 L27/38 Propulsion

and GenSet applications

Page 12

Brazilian partnership

 

Agreement with STEMAC

Page 13

BIMCO in focus

The 100-year old

 

shipping organisation

Page 14

New Board Member

 

Tage Reinert joins the

Executive Board of

 

MAN B&W Diesel

Page 15

New technical paper

 

ME-GI for LNG carriers

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Celebration of HHI passing 50,000,000 BHP

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shipping industry
shipping
shipping
shipping industry joined with
shipping industry joined with
industry
industry joined
joined
joined with
with
with
guests attended the test running
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)
Hyundai
Hyundai
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)
Hyundai Heavy
Heavy
Heavy Industries
Industries
Industries (HHI)
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of the breakthrough engine, an
tototototo celebrate
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MAN B&W Diesel 10K98MC-C
milestone
milestone
milestone
milestone
milestone ––––– 50,000,000 bhp of
50,000,000
50,000,000
50,000,000 bhp
50,000,000 bhp of
bhp
bhp of
of
of
two-stroke main engine.
combined engine output.
combined
combined
combined engine output.
combined engine
engine
engine output.
output.
output.

Dr. Peter Sunn Pedersen, Executive

Vice President for MAN B&W

Diesel Two-stroke: “I wish to

congratulate Hyundai Heavy

Industries Co. Ltd. on reaching

this impressive achievement in

only 26 years. I am proud that

MAN B&W Diesel’s contribution

to this historic milestone is 39.8

million bhp, about 80% of the

total.”

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Senior representatives attending the test running of the breakthrough engine, including Dr. Peter Sunn Pedersen, Executive Vice President - MAN B&W Diesel, Two-stroke, and Mr Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing - MAN B&W Diesel, Two-stroke

TCA successfully accepted by the market

500 th TCA turbocharger ordered

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TCA66.
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TCA66.
TCA66.
TCA66.

company Hartmann has, already,

received seven ships of the sim-

ilar Baltic CS 2500 type – whose

propulsion plant is identical.

Although Aker MTW are build-

ing all the vessels, the engines

The TCA66 turbocharger is being

built at MAN B&W Diesel’s

Augsburg manufacturing facil-

ities and will, together with an-

other TCA66, serve to turbo-

charge a 7L70MC-C engine, built

by Polish licensee H. Cegielski.

and turbochargers come from

various parts of the world: the

propulsion engines, for exam-

ple, are delivered by licensees in

Japan, Poland and Spain, the

auxiliary engines are manufac-

tured in Korea, while the turbo-

chargers are supplied from

This engine is destined to be the

propulsion unit for a 2,700 TEU

container ship, which is pres-

ently being built at Aker MTW

in Germany under the new-

building number 117 for the

Cyprus-based shipping company

Columbia.

Germany, Japan, Korea and the

Czech Republic.

The ships have a length of 221.6

metres, a beam of 30 metres

and a draught of 11.4 metres. All

of these vessels have been rated

at 22 knots.

This order is only one out of 28

further, similar orders for five

renowned German and Cypriote

shipping companies. In addi-

tion to Columbia ordering eight

ships of this successful Baltic CS

2700 type, the German shipping

The MAN B&W Diesel 7L70MC-C

main engines each has an out-

put of 21,770 kW. The auxiliary

engines are also of an MAN B&W

Diesel design. Each ship is

equipped with an MAN B&W

Diesel 5L21/31 Holeby GenSet

and 3 x MAN B&W Diesel 7L21/31

Holeby GenSets. Together, these

GenSets achieve an output of

5,150 kW per vessel.

A total of 168 turbochargers are

used for this series of vessels.

These consist of: 24 x NA57/

TO9, 32 x TCA66, 28 x NR17/S

and 84 x NR20/S turbochargers.

place in the new MAN B&W

Diesel TCA turbocharger series.

In addition, MAN B&W Diesel

licensees in Japan and Korea

have started production of TCA

turbochargers and have already

taken in orders for approximate-

ly 200 TCA turbochargers.

These orders are the result of

the great confidence customers

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Cut-through illustration of a TCA turbocharger

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DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 12 x K98MC-C engines for booming Chinese yards Huge engine break-through in China

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DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 12 x K98MC-C engines for booming Chinese yards Huge engine break-through in China

12 x K98MC-C engines for booming Chinese yards

Huge engine break-through in China

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The first project, based at the

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding

Group Co., who are building 4 x

8,500 TEU container ships. In

addition, there are up to four

further options for the China

Shipping Group, one of China’s

largest shipping lines. The ships

are due for completion by 2008.

These huge ships – some of

the largest in the world – will

be equipped with 12K98MC-C

engines.

Technical data: 12K98MC-C

Output: 68,520 kW

Engine speed:

104 r/min

SFOC:

171 g/kWh

Weight:

2,075t

(dry mass)

Length:

24 m

Height:

12.5 m

Width:

4.5 m

The second project is for 2+2

container vessels, also sched-

uled for delivery in 2008. The

4,250 TEU vessels are to be

built by New Century Ship-

building Co., Ltd in Jing Jiang

City, China, for Bremen-based

German owner Hanseatic

Lloyd Schiffahrt GmbH.

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These ships will be equipped

with 8K98MC-C engines.

Technical data: 8K98MC-C

Output:

45,680 kW

Engine speed:

104 r/min

SFOC:

171 g/kWh

Weight:

1,470 t

(dry mass)

Length:

17.5 m

Height:

12.5 m

Width:

4.5 m

The engines for the projects are

to be built by Mitsui Engineering

and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in

Japan, who has worked closely

with MAN B&W Diesel since

1926, when the first licensee con-

tract was drawn up. This makes

Mitsui MAN B&W Diesel’s oldest

existing licensee.

The size of these orders shows

the progress made by China

and its shipping companies

and industry.

An MAN B&W Diesel 12K98MC engine, simliar to the ones ordered for the Chinese shipyards

Success on three continents

Parts, Service and Support for existing engines

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Throughout the World, engines

produced many years ago con-

tinue to play a critical role

within local markets. However,

these engines still require at-

tention, in order to operate in

the optimal conditions that

they were designed for.

The staff at Stockport, and oth-

er support locations, are dedi-

cated to providing the standard

of service and attention to de-

tail that these engines need.

Wayne Jones, UK Vice President

– Diesel Service: “Our future UK

Business Unit will be dedicated

to provide a high level of service

to our worldwide customer base.

We are currently restructuring

the business to achieve a highly

focussed Customer Service Unit

that is both lean and flexible to

meet the demands of our market.”

Mr Jones continues: “Shorter de-

livery times, high availability of

spare parts, competent techni-

cal support and an agile field

service will decrease down time

of the engines and improve the

efficiency of our customers’ as-

sets. We will strive to exceed the

market demand on the engines

we support; namely, Mirrlees

Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston

with dedicated key account

management and clear lines of

communication.”

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 12 x K98MC-C engines for booming Chinese yards Huge engine break-through in China

Wayne Jones, UK Vice President – Diesel Service

The use of original, authorised

spare parts has been proven,

over and over, to be an invalu-

able assurance to engine opera-

tors around the World.

Where beneficial to all partners,

strategic alliances are formed

with selected suppliers – e.g.

filter elements, and injectors –

with the result of offering the

best available service to all cus-

tomers. Constant monitoring of

services and products is being

shown to produce a cross-sec-

tion of improvements for all

concerned.

Tanzania

After four years negotiation, a

contract has been secured to

supply a comprehensive parts

and service package to the State

Fuel and Power Corporation in

Zanzibar, Tanzania.

This is for the rehabilitation of

Considerable focus is main-

tained to constantly improve

competitiveness and produce

various tailored solutions to the

individual customers’ needs and

expectations – this includes pric-

ing, deliveries, terms of payment

and warranties. Every customer

is an individual, with their own

special set of aims and condi-

tions.

three MAN B&W Diesel K5 Major

engines. These engines were

originally manufactured by

Mirrlees Bla ckstone (now part

of MAN B&W Diesel) and were

supplied in the early 1980’s. The

three engines are installed in the

Wesha Power Station, on the

island of Pemba. The Norwegian

Funding Agency (NORAD) pro-

vided funds for this work.

These engines provide the sole

source of electrical power for the

entire island. After many years of

operation without regular servic-

ing/maintenance the engines

should be returned to full opera-

tional condition by end July

2005. Following that, a regular

supply of spares will be available.

Surinam

As a result of external factors con-

nected with other power plant,

EBS, the power utility in Surinam,

implemented a crash overhaul

programme of their existing

eight MAN B&W Diesel KV16

Major units.

The KV16 units, which were also

originally manufactured by

Mirrlees Blackstone, have now

been in daily service for over 20

years. In collaboration with MAN

B&W Diesel Inc. (Houston), and

as a result of the tireless endeav-

our by both the Stockport and

Houston staff, parts were sourced

and orders placed for parts need-

ed by engines operated by EBS.

Further, additional support is

also available to EBS, local condi-

tions permitting.

Oman

The Ministry of Housing, Elec-

tricity and Water operate many

Mirrlees Blackstone K Major en-

gines on base-load duty in their

rural power stations.

Close dialogue with this cus-

tomer, and regular visits by a

dedicated engineer who knows

the territory and all the engine

installations in considerable

detail, has proven to provide an

excellent support structure to

the customer.

The last six months have been

shown to be particularly suc-

cessful for MAN B&W Diesel

Service and, with continuing

co-operation throughout 2005,

the Ministry of Housing, Elec-

tricity and Water will be one of

the top five purchasers of K

Major spares in the World an-

nually.

Yemen

Through MAN Canada, a signif-

icant spares order was obtained

from NEXEN. This covers the

supply of spare parts to carry

out 15,000-hour overhauls on

six RK270 engines currently in-

stalled in Yemen.

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DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 3 Keeping Greenland connected Dependable Artic Power - L16/24 availablility 99.75% The importance

Keeping Greenland connected

Dependable Artic Power - L16/24 availablility 99.75%

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There is an increasing number

of operators who are specifying

MAN B&W Diesel GenSets as

their preferred choice of partner.

One such case relates to the once

remote township of Narsarsuaq,

located in a fjord along the

southern coastline of Green-

land.

In 2004, an MAN B&W Diesel

L16/24 Holeby GenSet provided

essential power generation cov-

erage for 8752 hours out of a

possible maximum of 8774.

This meant that, including all

planned maintenance, the

availablility of the engine was

99.75%.

time, in 1997, it was almost a full

prototype engine. However,

mainly due to the excellent, pre-

vious working relationship with

the staff at MAN B&W Diesel,

we went with this engine –

knowing that we would get a

first class service and backup.”

Mr Thomsen describes the de-

mands and requirements for

the new engine. “The new

GenSet replaced one of the ex-

isting engines, although, in

practice, the new L16/24 re-

places the workload of two.

The operating profile of the

power plant requires that it is

available all year round, 24

hours a day. For many years,

Narsarsuaq has continued to

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 3 Keeping Greenland connected Dependable Artic Power - L16/24 availablility 99.75% The importance

Chief Maintenance Engineer of the power plant, Mr Finn Thomsen in front of the L16/24 in Greenland

In response to these glowing

reports about the MAN B&W

Diesel L16/24 Holeby GenSet

installed to meet the power and

heat needs of this local com-

munity, Dieselfacts talks with

Mr Finn Thomsen, the Chief

Maintenance Engineer of the

power plant.

play a very important role as

an international airport, and

for the 150 people who call it

home. It is, therefore, a key

staging post for local and in-

ternational communication –

this means that it also needs

the support infrastructure fit-

ting such a critical role.”

Mr Thomsen has been heavily

involved in this plant for many

years, including the previous

generation of power plant –

four Holeby type 25 GenSets

(2x5 cylinders and 2x3 cylin-

ders). The power plant is owned

by the state-owned Greenland

Airport Authority.

When discussing the details

about change-over, from old to

new engines, Mr Thomsen

pointed out that: “We were

aware of one major installation

issue – there were no locally

available cranes in the area

large enough that could handle

the weight of the engines. How-

ever, like in the old days, we just

placed the engines on rollers

and pushed it into the building.

To make things a little easier,

we used the existing founda-

tions and used rams to raise the

new engine into place.”

Mr Thomsen recalls the initial

phases of the project: “Given

that the L16/24 Holeby GenSet

was a new design of engine, we

expected some ‘birthing prob-

lems’ and, in the beginning,

some difficulties did arise. But

these were quickly overcome

with assistance from the staff in

Copenhagen and Holeby. Since

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 3 Keeping Greenland connected Dependable Artic Power - L16/24 availablility 99.75% The importance

The power plant in Narsarsuaq, located in a fjord along the southern coastline of Greenland

that time, the only stoppages

were for planned, routine main-

tenance.”

As the power plant is located in

an environment subject to ex-

treme cold – in the past, the

community has been ‘snowed

in’ for up to five months at a

time. The potential of the weath-

er to cut-off supplies means that

the power plant has a special

set of requirements, both in

terms of the type of fuel and

storage capacity.

According to Mr Thomsen, “The

Artic Diesel-rated fuel allows us

to keep operating the engine,

even at the very lower temper-

atures that we could expect

during a normal winter. A set

safety parameter states that we

must have at least five months

fuel supply and, as you may

guess, the demand for power

increases during this period.”

“This also explains the need for

an apparent excess of power

available from the L16/24 –

although we also wished that

the engine would not be highly

loaded at any time.”

The MAN B&W Diesel L16/24

Holeby GenSet replaced engines

that were very different in de-

sign. Dieselfacts asks whether

these changes are reflected in the

skills needed to keep the engines

in optimal condition.

Mr Thomsen: “There are two

parts to this; firstly, the gen-

eral m echanical skills needed

are the same and, secondly,

due to the increased Time Be-

tween Overhauls, we do not get

the same amount of experi-

ence in performing the proce-

dures. Therefore, and in the fact

that we have always have had

a very good relationship with

MAN B&W Diesel, we created a

maintenance agreement with

MAN B&W Diesel for the main

overhaul work. This has the

advantage in that we can also

see the latest and best practices

for undertaking the work.”

Mr Thomsen is not the sole

member of the maintenance

team. He is assisted in his work

by Svend Hansen (foreman) and

a part-time mechanic, Erhardt

Christiansen. Between the three

of them, they undertake the dai-

ly routines, including taking

measurements, making adjust-

ments and changing filters etc.

According to Mr Thomsen,

“One of the greatest advances

with the new GenSet was the

introduction of the ‘cylinder

unit concept’ in the L16/24.

This design philosophy allows

an entire cylinder head, liner,

piston crown and connecting

rod to be removed in one unit

– making the whole job easier

to manage and control.”

On the nature of this partner-

ship, Mr Thomsen states: “The

relationship with MAN B&W

Diesel has worked well. Any

problems that arose were re-

solved quickly and efficiently.

Spare parts have been easily

available and the back-up good.”

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DIESEL FACTS DIESELF Diesel Service in the Front Line An interview with Dr.-Ing. Stephan Timmermann, Executive

Diesel Service in the Front Line

An interview with Dr.-Ing. Stephan Timmermann, Executive Vice President,

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Dr.-Ing. Timmermann: The vision

of the Company is to make the

service to the customer a more vis-

ible core competence of the Com-

pany. Service is vital for a compa-

ny – it’s a second point of contact

that we have to the customer.

It is a very important contact be-

cause, after the sale, the customer,

after having put trust in our prod-

uct, must be able to rely on us. We

need to show how well all the as-

sociated services attached with

the product work. This is where

Diesel Service becomes visible.

Service will feature much more in

the foreground. Service will be

much more than selling spare

parts and technical service – we

will have more focus on after-

sales management.

There is a saying that states; Sales

sells the first engine and Service

sells the second.

The key challenges for Service is

to place much stronger focus on

the customer and customer rela-

tionship management. This must

be an excelling quality and also a

differentiation to our core com-

petitors.

We have a good number of high

class Service hubs in all the ma-

jor locations throughout the

World. These form a powerful ser-

vice network, where the custom-

er must have the impression of

one company, one face.

The customer must have good

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF Diesel Service in the Front Line An interview with Dr.-Ing. Stephan Timmermann, Executive

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Timmermann, Executive Vice President MAN B&W Diesel

“My world – my vision –

for service tomorrow,

is that MAN B&W Diesel

will excel and differentiate itself

via unsurpassed

service.”

change in terms of a distinct pro-

cess to make our Diesel Service the

leading partner for the MAN B&W

Diesel product world.

Having the chance now to focus

on service and to bring our ser-

vice to the new brand label level

is a challenge.

However, there are some mile-

stone ahead. We are discussing

further expansion, globally – to

build up new service hubs. We are

doing this in Dubai, where we are

expanding existing facilities and

investing in new ones.

This is a very visible sign for cus-

tomers that we are investing with

My world – my vision – for ser-

vice tomorrow, is that MAN B&W

Diesel will excel and differentiate

itself via unsurpassed service.

This employed professionalism

requires putting a much stronger

focus on after sales management.

In my vision customer relation-

ship management is one of the

“There is a saying

that states;

Sales sells the first engine

and Service sells

the second.”

caution to the benefit of our cus-

tomers. We are discussing the

North American market and mak-

ing concepts for service hubs on

both the East and the West coasts.

We are looking to develop creative

and intelligent partnerships with

existing partners, which we will

fortify. Partnerships with natural

benefits for all parties involved

are an important part of our

growth strategy.

It’s a big model, it’s a complex pro-

cess and I think that the custom-

er should measure us on what we,

as service people, manage to

achieve in the months to come.

I’m very much looking forward to

this future. We are basically work-

ing on new milestones in the long

history of our very well established

most important criteria that I will

try to get into our service organi-

sation.

This will be a change. Until now,

service has not been so much in

the front line – this will have to

change – everybody will have to

have contact to the customer.

This job – my job – will be an ex-

citing and challenging one, in that

I’m picking up a very healthy

business and the intention is to

make it even better through more

and stronger customer relation-

ships.

In general, I would, after 100 days

in the job, say without doubt that

I’m very proud to be part of this

company. Diesel invented the die-

sel engine – all others followed.

service, all around the World, this

company. Our company has

This is the biggest differentiation

is extremely important. We will

evolved from the invention of the

criteria we have.

provide more service to the cus-

diesel engine in Augsburg, to

tomer than only selling spare

becoming a key player in the en-

Now the challenge is to fortify our

parts.

MAN Miller GmbH in Geisenheim

The core competence of Service

gineering and manufacturing

strengths!

in 1991.

will be more visible – it will be vis-

industry. Today, our two-stroke en-

We have to be life-long partners,

ible as a powerful network of glo-

gine business is by far the largest

we must realise what services the

During the past 14 years he has

bally integrated and highly qual-

in the World market and, in the

customer needs. Beginning, of

held various managerial posi-

ified Service Centers.

four-stroke market, we are also

course, with maintenance and

tions within the MAN Group,

placed among the World leaders.

spare parts but also going into

most recently as Technical Direc-

At present, we are good, but we

operation and diesel mainte-

tor of Schwäbische Hüttenwerke

have the potential to be better.

nance agreements.

Dr.-Ing. Timmermann grew up

and went to school in Finland,

Tanzania, Germany, Jamaica and

France. After studying Mechani-

cal Engineering at the Karlsruhe

University (Germany), he ob-

tained his Doctorate in Produc-

tion Technology. He joined the

MAN Group as a manager in

GmbH in Aalen, Germany.

This means that we will invest into

Dr.-Ing. Timmermann: As a Mem-

ber of the Board of Management

who has decided to make Service

a very distinctive core compe-

tence, I think that the customer

will notice that the value of ser-

vice in the Company, which has

been high so far, is now going to

go onto an even higher level.

our global presence and, as I have

already said, we will strengthen

our capability into being the full

service provider, from spare parts

to operation and maintenance

agreements, with the target of a

whole-lifecycle relationship. These

are things for which, of course, no

quick hits are important but a

“The key challenges for

Service is to place much

stronger focus on the

customer and customer

relationship management. “

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Crystal Clear Cruising

Service Center Ft. Lauderdal, Florida, creating harmony on the seas

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Five years ago MAN B&W Diesel’s

Service Center Ft. Lauderdale

were called upon to assist in giv-

ing the cruise ship a new lease

of life.

The MAN B&W Diesel 58/64

main engines needed to be re-

configured if she was to operate

in the environmentally sen-

sitive areas of Alaska and

California.

The operating profile of a cruise

vessel normally means calling

at high profile ports and tourist

locations. Therefore, the results

of over-fuelling while changing

load in maneuvering situations

has to be minimised as much as

possible.

This reconfiguration work

meant that key components

units, such as the turbochargers,

the governors and the injection

equipment needed to be opti-

mised for part-load operation.

The first sytem to be tackled

was the injection system. The

fuel injection nozzles were spe-

cifically chosen for this vessel,

after a detailed evaluation of the

system. The prime objective was

to focus on producing an engine

with low-emission characteristics.

Changes to the control system

included implementation of a

digital speed and load control

system. The complete, existing

analogue electronic governor

system was replaced by the lat-

est digital model, complete with

isochronous load sharing.

The digital governors allow op-

timum operation under dynam-

ic load conditions like starting,

acceleration, manoeuvring or

step load. The turbocharger con-

figuration and new fuel injec-

tion nozzles allow for the best

possible combustion conditions

in low load operation.

Additionally a decision was

made to rematch the turbo-

chargers on the engines in order

to allow a higher charge air pres-

sure while operating on part-

load. This increase of air would

improve combustion and, thus

reduce the production of smoke.

According to Michael Eckart,

Manager, Service Center Ft.

Lauderdale: “MAN B&W Diesel

wishes to establish and main-

tain a long-term relationship

with all customers, even after 15

years – as in this case. It is not

unusual for us to create innova-

tive, tailored solutions for mod-

ern issues for vessels with

100,000 operational hours.”

sad to see that the Crystal

Harmony will leave Florida. Af-

ter serving for a large number of

years in the Alaska route, she is

set to sail in Asia’s waters un-

der her new name Asuka.”

“MAN B&W Diesel Service

Center Ft. Lauderdale wisher her

all the best for the future and

has already transferred the

technical informations and lat-

est reports and measurements

to Service Center Singapore. “

“It is hoped that the Crystal

Harmony will be as successful

in the future as she had been in

her first 100,000 hours.”

“After a period of some five

years, during which we created

a very close relationship, we are

Parts, Service and Support for existing engines

New in-situ machining technology shortens repair time

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The advantage of the new MAN

B&W Diesel technology, com-

pared with the machining

methods used by some outside

contractors, resides in the fact

that it is not the contour of the

crankpin fillets that is used for

alignment purposes. Instead,

the device is securely held in

position directly between the

crankwebs – thus ensuring su-

perior and reliable machining

results.

After having firmly established

itself as a routine operation in

the case of four-stroke diesel en-

gines, following initial applica-

tion on 2-stroke engines, this

patented machining method is

now being further developed for

use in this particular market

segment.

“In-situ repair of major engine

components, ensuring rapid re-

turn of vessels into service, has

become an important core com-

petence of our service engineers.”

says Mr H. Brockmöller, head of

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 5 Crystal Clear Cruising Service Center Ft. Lauderdal, Florida, creating harmony on the
DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 5 Crystal Clear Cruising Service Center Ft. Lauderdal, Florida, creating harmony on the

Top right: Shows the remote control operation of the machining tool

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 5 Crystal Clear Cruising Service Center Ft. Lauderdal, Florida, creating harmony on the

The above photographs show the positioning of the machining tool and its operation within the cylinder liner

the MAN B&W Hamburg Service

Center workshop. He went on to

add, “In view of the prevailing

charter rates, it is no surprise

that owners gladly accept the

new repair method, secure in the

knowledge that this will result

in shortened repair times.”

The advantages offered by in-

situ repair solutions are also

clearly shown. In the case of

the new wave-cutting device

for cylinder liners, this in-situ

machining device, developed

in cooperation between Chris

Marine and the Copenhagen

base of MAN B&W Diesel, was

first tested at the MAN B&W

Diesel Service Center Werk

Hamburg early in 2005. Today,

the first 10K90MC-S cylinder

liners are being overhauled in-

situ at a power plant in Mexi-

co. In this way, worn cylinder

liners that in the past had to be

condemned and scrapped can

now be provided with a new

wave-type running layer profile

– with no need for the cylinder

liner to be removed from the en-

gine.

This represents an overhaul

method which opens up a com-

pletely new dimension.

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tion of Air Pollution from

Ships.

The regulations entered into

force on 19 May 2005.

This means that the full set of

MARPOL international regu-

lations for the prevention of

pollution by ships will be in

force, and their effective im-

plementation and enforce-

ment must now be ensured.

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Service Center Denmark

Increased capacity for growing demands

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Recent, large-scale, tasks like

the reengining of the passenger

ferry ‘Banasa’ can be done with

increased speed and efficiency.

As part of new structure, service

operations have been refined

and new quality checks intro-

duced. This results in more and

faster reconditioning and re-

engineering work.

Mr Steen Mortensen, Senior

manager, Service Center Denmark:

“As the sole all-in-one supplier

of quality parts for all MAN

B&W Diesel engines at the gate

of the Baltic Sea we offer an un-

matched quality service and

reengineering opportunity. The

increasing levels of quality and

the assurance of a manufactur-

er’s guarantee on all work means

that you can rely on Service

Center Denmark for all your

servicing needs. In order to op-

timise the work and improve

quality, we have also been more

clearly defined the roles and

areas of responsibility – leading

to a better overall product for the

customer.”

Vessels from an increasing

range of trades and sizes have

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Mr Steen Hviid Mortensen, Senior Manager, Service Center Denmark

been attracted to Service Center

Denmark by the range of skills

and quality of workmanship on

offer to all customers.

All activity and spare parts

come with the assurance that

the work was performed by

qualified experts, using the

manufactures authorised tools

The location of Frederikshavn in

the Northern part of Denmark,

at the gate to the Baltic Sea,

makes it very convenient for ves-

sels using the the Scandinavian

sea lanes.

and spares parts – giving you a

guarantee of quality.

There are a large number of qual-

ified staff in the workshop, who

are supported by an office staff

who ensure that every detail is

fulfilled to the highest stan-

dard. Service Center Denmark is

backed-up by the nearby MAN

B&W Diesel factory and a dedi-

cated group of experienced

project engineers. The Service

Center also maintains a ‘Flying

Squad’ engineers to assist cus-

tomers at any time and in any

location.

To date, Service Center Denmark

has attended to over 600 ves-

sels of all different sizes and

types from all over Northern

European and from further

afield.

Service Center Denmark sup-

ports all the old trade marks

that now fall within the MAN

B&W Diesel group, including

MAN B&W Diesel two- and four-

stroke, Alpha, Holeby GenSets,

Paxman, Ruston, and Mirrlees

Blackstone. The workshop is also

an authorised Pielstick service

centre.

Service Center Denmark
Service Center Denmark

At the gate of the Baltic Sea - MAN B&W Diesel’s Frederikshavn facility

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DuraSpindle TM increases TBOs by at least 50%

MAN B&W Diesel introduces the new standard of exhaust spindles

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The benefits to the owners and

operators of the DuraSpindle

are increased TBOs, less seat

grindings and, therefore re-

duced overall maintenance

costs.

Exhaust valve overhaul can be

postponed and can now be in-

cluded as part of the normal

docking procedures.

The DuraSpindle can be used as

a direct replacement for any

existing stainless steel spindle

operating in any MAN B&W

Diesel two-stroke engine, regard-

less of age.

Although initial production

and testing of the DuraSpindle

started on spindles destined for

small and medium bore two-

stroke engines – due to purely

practical reasons – as testing

and in-service experience con-

tinues, larger engines will be fit-

ted with the DuraSpindle.

The DuraSpindle consist of a

stainless steel spindle and a

specially formulated, welded

layer of a high temperature

resistant Nickel-Chromium

(Inconel®) alloy at the seat

contact area.

A variety of tests show that the

DuraSpindle is superior to both

the Alloy 50-type spindle, as

used on many smaller and me-

dium bore two-stroke engines,

and the Cobalt or Nickel based

hard facings (including Nimon-

ic 80A®), as used in the larger

bore engines.

A major requirement to the

specific Inconel materials

which can be utilised in the

new technology is its ability to

age harden during a subse-

quent heat treatment.

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 7 DuraSpindle increases TBOs by at least 50% MAN B&W Diesel introduces the

Fig. 1: Robotic welding of Inconel alloy onto the stainless steel spindle seat

The new technology developed

by the MAN B&W Diesel R&D

team and matured in co-opera-

tion with the production special-

ists involves three processes.

In the subsequent third stage

the spindle is heat treated at

600-700°C for a couple of

hours. During the heat treat-

ment both the deformed and

non-deformed Inconel deposit

The first stage requires a high

quality robotic welding of the

Inconel consumable, a nickel-

based alloy (which is tradition-

ally found in gas turbine engines

and high speed airframe com-

ponents – due to its high

strength at elevated tempera-

tures).

will age harden. By this process,

the work-hardened surface lay-

er will experience an additional

increase of hardness while the

underlying material will be con-

siderably strengthened to act as

strong support. Despite the high

hardness, the seat material will

retain a high ductility com-

pared to traditional welded

In the second stage the ability

of the Inconel alloy to work-

harden is taken advantage of. A

high pressure rolling process de-

forms the relatively ductile

welded Inconel layer. The defor-

mation process affects the ma-

terial properties in a surface lay-

er and results in a hardness in-

crease of up to 100%.

hard facings.

Specifically, the seat surface of

the DuraSpindle is up to 20%

harder than Alloy 50 facing and

up to 50% harder than either

Stellite® or Nimonic 80A

fac-

ings, depending on the actual

chemistry of the applied Inconel

alloy.

Apart from the high hardness

which reduces dent marks, an

additional advantage is the in-

troduction of compressive

stresses in the seat area creat-

ed by the rolling process, which

in combination with the mate-

rials ductility will raise the

safety margin against stress

related cracks.

In a series of tests, which be-

gan in 1998, on board the car

carrier Don Juan (Wallenius

Lines), which uses an MAN

B&W Diesel 8S60MC main en-

gine, a number of prototype

DuraSpindles ran for 20,000

hours without any overhaul.

More recent tests on board oth-

er Wallenius vessels, the Bohe-

me and Electra, confirm the

first findings. On the Electra,

two complete exhaust valves

will be inspected for the first

time in December this year, af-

ter running for more than

28,000 hours.

The excellent service perfor-

mance of the new DuraSpindle

is further enhanced when it is

used in conjunction with MAN

B&W Diesel’s W-seat. A recent

inspection of a system that

used this combination showed

no indentations after 30,000

hours (see Fig. 5).

In the future, the spindle seat

condition will not be a limit-

ing factor for the Time Between

Overhauls.

In the continuous effort to de-

velop our products MAN B&W

Diesel presently is also inves-

tigating the technology required

to introduce the DuraSpindle

in a price-attractive version

capable of replacing the Nimonic®

spindle.

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 7 DuraSpindle increases TBOs by at least 50% MAN B&W Diesel introduces the

Fig. 2: High-pressure rolling of the seat facing

DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 7 DuraSpindle increases TBOs by at least 50% MAN B&W Diesel introduces the
DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 7 DuraSpindle increases TBOs by at least 50% MAN B&W Diesel introduces the
DIESEL FACTS DIESELF 7 DuraSpindle increases TBOs by at least 50% MAN B&W Diesel introduces the

Fig. 3: Dent marks on a Nimonic spindle seat - used in conjunction with a chamber seat

Fig. 4: Less dent marks on a DuraSpindle seat - used in conjunction with a chamber seat

Fig. 5: No dent marks on the DuraSpindle seat - used in conjunction with a W-seat

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The engines Captain Bueno is re

ferring to are a pair of MAN B&W

Diesel 7L27/38 medium-speed

diesels, each of which produce

2380 kW (3235 bhp) at 800 rpm.

In fact, these engines have en-

abled the newest addition to the

REPASA fleet, Romulo, to achieve

a bollard pull in excess of 83

tons. This makes them not only

the most powerful harbour tugs

in all of Spain, but also the most

powerful in the entire Mediter-

ranean Sea!

The main engine’s nearly 6500

bhp enable Romulo , and the

soon to be delivered Remo, to

take on a variety of duties, from

harbour towage, tanker escort,

buoy maintenance, offshore

towage and pollution response.

The many operating scenarios

anticipated by the tug operator

made designing of such a ves-

sel a very challenging endeav-

our, which is one reason why

REPASA stayed close to home in

selecting the renowned naval

design firm Citranaval of Bilbao,

Spain. A very careful review pro-

cess also resulted in the selec-

tion of Astilleros Balenciaga, of

Zumaia, Spain as the builder of

the Romulo and Remo.

The designer and builder’s ef-

forts have resulted in an ele-

gant design with hull lines

that are typical of a modern

escort tug. Featuring a slight-

ly raked bow profile extending

below the surface - to give the

added lateral area necessary to

counter the tremendous forc-

es generated in ‘in-direct’ tow-

age and other escort opera-

tions. This solid plate joins a

deep box-shaped keel, which

runs the whole length of the

vessel, terminating aft in a

streamlined skeg. Immediate-

ly aft of amidships, the profile

of the hull rises to assure a

smooth flow of water is always

available to the 2.8m diameter

propellers. The transition aft,

from transom to bottom plat-

ing, has a forward raking incline

DIESE DIESE L L The Mediterranean’s Most Powerful Harbour Tugs Satisfied customer stays with MAN B&W

The engines drive Steerprop SP35

azimuthing propellers of a fixed

pitch configuration in high ef-

ficiency nozzles. Each propeller

includes a slipping clutch,

which allows a soft clutching of

the propellers at idle, as well as

limited slipping during close

quarter manoeuvring. A hydrau-

lically driven bow thruster of 185

kW is integrated with the azi-

muthing propellers via a joy-

stick controller, which receives

input from the tugs’ GPS system

in order to maintain accurate

positioning during operations

at close quarters, such as fire

fighting, offshore support and

pollution control operations.

Another feature rarely seen in

harbour tugs is their oil recovery

system. To meet Germanischer

Lloyd requirements for the ‘Oil

Recovery’ designation, four

structural tanks are fitted and

made available for the storage

The first MAN B&W Diesel 7L27/38-powered REPASA tug, seen here while undergoing seatrails

of recovered oil. The oil storage

and recovery system includes a

to enhance sailing characteris-

tics when operating astern.

The MAN B&W engines are in-

tegral to the versatility of this

impressive tug. Not only do they

provide the power necessary to

achieve the 83 tonnes of certi-

kW PTO provides power for the

hydraulic deck machinery. Ei-

ther engine has the capability

to drive the hydraulic bow

thruster and deck machinery,

(winches, crane and tow pins)

from their respective PTO.

fied bollard pull, but they also

provide the power for all of the

deck machinery, as well as the

hydraulic bow thruster, power-

ful fire monitors and associat-

ed self-drenching system. This

power is supplied via the fac-

tory integrated front-end

mounted PTO’s. The starboard

The benefits of the engines abil-

ity to power many functions of

the tug are apparent when view-

ing the engine room layout.

With no need for any addition-

al auxiliary engines, besides the

two 150 kW gensets, sited be-

tween the main engines in a

straightforward manner, the

PTO, a massive 1600 kW, pow-

ers the huge 2700 m 3 /hr main fire pump to supply the fire monitors as
ers the huge 2700 m 3 /hr main
fire pump to supply the fire
monitors as well as the self-
drenching system. The port 500

machinery compartment is spa-

cious and uncomplicated in its

design. The ‘modular’ design of

the engines contributes greatly

to this straightforward blue-

thermal oil boiler to heat any re-

covered hydrocarbons in order

to facilitate their smooth and

safe handling. Additionally, a

complete oil dispersant system

with folding booms and related

pumps and tanks has been fitted.

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Commissioning engineers’ check, prior to seatrails

print, with the cooling water

pumps, lube oil pump, thermo-

static valves, automatic lube oil

filter and lube oil plate cooler in

a closed circuit, all located in a

front-end box, resulting in a

‘pipeless’ engine design. This