MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply the main engines for two new live fish carriers, currently under construction at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey.
The first, a 2200 cubic metre vessel for Seivåg Shipping AS, will be powered by twin MAN 12V175D-MEM Tier III engines, while the second, an 8000 cubic metre vessel for Mowistar AS, – will have four MAN 12V175D-MEM Tier III engines.
At 12,000 deadweight tonnes, Mowistar’s vessel will be the largest battery-hybrid live fish carrier of its kind in the world. Both companies are subsidiaries of Norwegian operator Seistar AS.
Salt Ship Design has designed both vessels, which incorporate a number of new design features with a strong focus on hygiene, environment and quality, including batteries for energy storage and circular fish tanks.
All engines will come with MAN turbochargers as well as MAN’s SaCoS engine control and safety system. Every engine will also feature MAN’s proprietary SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) closed-loop, temperature-controlled system that remains active over the entire load range, delivering low urea consumption and low emissions.
‘This is an important order that marks our entry into an exciting market,’ said Ben Andres, head of high-speed sales at MAN Energy Solutions.
‘The aquaculture and fisheries market is currently experiencing significant growth and to make our début by powering such a remarkable vessel – the world’s largest live fish carrier – is very pleasing. Norway has a high focus on emissions, particularly NOx and CO2, and the eco-friendliness of the MAN 175D and its SCR system prepares the vessels well for the impending IMO 2030 deadline.’