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MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply engines for Karpowership's powership fleet

EBR Staff Writer Published 06 July 2017

German firm MAN Diesel & Turbo has secured an order from Turkish energy company Karpowership to supply engines for its powership fleet.

Under the deal, the Turkish energy frim will supply 38 MAN 51/60 engines, of which 18 will be multi-fuel engines.

The multi-fuel engines provide flexibility to run on gas or liquid fuel.

The deal will also include the supply of around 20 pure gas engines, comprising of MAN 18V51/60G TS.

Claimed to be most effective gas engines in the world, the MAN 18V51/60G TS engines will provide a power output of 18.5 - 20.4MW.

MAN Diesel & Turbo is planning to start the delivery of engines later this year. Installation and commissioning of the engines are expected to be carried out in this year and next year.

MAN Diesel & Turbo chief sales officer Wayne Jones said: “Powerships perform an important function in the Power Generation segment. 

“They quickly and reliably make power available, which not only enables economic growth but also secures the livelihood of millions of people around the world.

"We are proud to open a new chapter of our partnership with Karpowership, a strong relationship that now spans nearly ten years."

Karpowership is claimed to be only company in the world that operates a whole fleet of powerships. At present, the company has 13 ships that can generate a total capacity of about 2.7GW.

With a power capacity of 5.3GW, the further ships are currently under construction. Ships with MAN engines are currently operated in countries such as Lebanon and Mozambique.


Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo has secured an order to supply engines for Karpowership. Photo: courtesy of MAN Diesel & Turbo.