MAN Energy Solutions and Karpowership have signed a contract for the delivery of 48 dual-fuel engines for Karpowership’s fleet of power plant ships (powerships).
The MAN 18V51/60DF dual-fuel engines have a mechanical output of 20.7MW each and will be split between several powerships.
In addition to the engines, MAN Energy Solutions will supply the control systems and other electromechanical equipment for the powerships.
Karpowership’s current active fleet comprises 36 powerships with a total capacity of 6,000MW. The future newbuilds equipped with MAN engines will be deployed globally.
Alexander Stöckler, head of sales, tendering and project management for MAN Energy Solutions’ power segment, said, “MAN Energy Solutions has been supplying engines for Karpowership’s floating power plants since 2009. We are proud of our role in Karpowership’s ability to realize the energy transition in any location in the world by expanding the company’s fleet by 1,000MW with this order.
“Our dual-fuel technology has already proved itself in other powerships, and we have even been able to increase the engine output from 19MW to almost 21MW, which will make the upcoming powerships even more effective.”
Gökhan Koçak, chief technical operations officer at Karpowership, added, “MAN Energy Solutions plays a vital role in Karpowership’s mission of providing highly efficient, reliable and low-cost electricity in a fast-track manner all around the world. The two companies share a vision of supporting countries in their energy transition paths by providing a highly efficient multifuel technology.”
Stefan Eefting, head of MAN PrimeServ Germany, commented, “Karpowership not only places high demands on the quality of the engines, but also on the services and expertise in maintenance and after-sales. In recent years, we have been able to increase the availability of the engines in Karpowership’s existing fleet to 98% with our services.”
“Powerships stand for flexibility. After all, the floating power plants bring electrical energy to where it is urgently needed and help to alleviate urgent energy shortages,” explained Tilman Tütken, vice president of strategic projects at MAN Energy Solutions’ power division. “The powerships will be deployed in various regions of Asia, South and Central America and Africa.”
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