MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a deal to provide dual-fuel propulsion system for a new DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV) built by Sembcorp Marine in Singapore for Heerema Offshore Services.
Under the agreement, MAN D&T will provide 12 MAN 8L51/60DF four-stroke engines and 12 MAN SCR (selective catalytic reduction) systems. According to the company’s statement, this will be one of the largest engine instalations aboard a single ship.
Engine delivery is scheduled for the first quarter 2017 with vessel delivery due in the fourth quarter 2018. The engines will be able to use either liquefied natural gas or diesel as fuel.
The NSCV is designed for the installation and decommissioning of major offshore facilities and will be equipped with two Huisman heavy-lifting offshore cranes of 10,000 MT lifting capacity each.
MAN D&T added that with the length of 220 metres, width of 102 metres and displacement of 273,700 MT once completed, the NSCV will be the largest dual-fuel semi-submersible crane vessel in the world.
LNG World News Staff