Baltic RoPax to be powered by MAN dual-fuel package

Baltic RoPax to be powered by MAN dual-fuel package
Image courtesy of MAN Energy Solutions

German ferry operator TT-Line has confirmed an order of four MAN 51/60DF engines for its 230 metre-long newbuild RoPax vessel. The order was made by Jinling Shipyard in China.

The vessel will feature a complete MAN propulsion package, including propellers, a fuel-gas-supply system (FGSS), and HyProp ECO, MAN’s fuel-saving, hybrid propulsion system. The newbuilding is based on TT-Line’s ‘Green Ship’ design, developed in collaboration with Copenhagen-based designer, OSK-Shiptech. The vessel will operate on LNG, achieving a 50 per cent reduction in emissions compared with TT-Line’s previous generation of vessels.

MAN Energy Solutions will provide the scope of supply in association with Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), in which it has a 40 per cent stake. MAN Energy Solutions’ fuel-gas specialist – MAN Cryo – will supply the new vessel’s fuel-gas-supply system.

“This is a prime example of what we do best – using all our resources to help our customers optimise their vessels’ efficiency and emission metrics with a unique solution. The result speaks for itself,” said Wayne Jones OBE – chief sales officer and member of the executive board, MAN Energy Solutions.

Lex Nijsen, head of four-stroke marine sales – MAN Energy Solutions, commented: “Running on LNG, our propulsion package will enable this vessel to operate on such low emissions that it will become the most environmentally friendly RoPax ferry in the Baltic. Our business, to a great extent, is based on offering systems such as this that help our customers to increase the efficiency of their plants and reduce emissions, while leading the way to a carbon-neutral future.”

The full scope of delivery includes:

  • 2 × 8L51/60DF + 2 × 6L51/60DF MAN engines offering a total power of 29,400 kW.
  • MAN Alpha twin-screw CPP propellers.
  • 2 × twin-in, single-out gearboxes.
  • A MAN Cryo FGSS featuring 2 × 500-m3 vacuum insulated Type-C tanks.
  • AKA’s advanced HyProp ECO system.
  • AKA drives, electric generators and motors for the PTO and bow thrusters. Five different operational modes for the shaft alternator (PTO) will enable a fuel-saving power generation in combination with a smart and flexible supply of the bow thrusters.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2022 and is expected to enter service within TT-Line’s route network in the Baltic Sea.  It will have the capacity for 800 passengers and over 200 articulated lorries.