MAN L27/38 units to power Swire PSVs

Equipment & Technology - June 29, 2012

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Swire has ordered eight IMT-997 platform supply vessels (PSVs), with four to be built by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in Japan and a further four to be built by EISA Shipyard in Brazil.

Each vessel will be equipped with 4 × 6L27/38 MAN gensets, with each unit rated at 1,980kW at 720 rpm. All of the generating sets will be built by MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Korean licensee, Doosan Engine Co Ltd.

The 97m, 5,000-dwt PSVs will have dynamic positioning to DP2 standard and have diesel-electric propulsion with azimuthing propulsion units.

The vessels will be delivered progressively from early 2014 on, with genset delivery from early 2013 through mid-2014.

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