MAN Diesel & Turbo assesses that the introduction of its new G-type engine is off to a good start as the orderbook has reached 100. So the company announced following the tests of the engine being carried out at the Korean shipyard Daewoo by Hyundai Heavy Industries. The first engine start was on 10 January, the official shop test on 16 January and an overhaul inspection the following day.
The engine is bound for a Greek customer – Almi Tankers – and will power a VLCC due for delivery by the Daewoo yard in May of this year with sea trials taking place in April. The new engine is the first of two in an identical package ordered by Almi with a second VLCC scheduled for delivery in December of this year