MAN Energy Solutions and Karpowership have signed a contract for the delivery of a total of 48 dual-fuel engines for Karpowership’s fleet of Powerships. The engine order consists of MAN 18V51/60DF dual-fuel engines each rated at 20.7 MW. The new engines will add 1000 MW to the company’s current generation capacity of 6000 MW.

The engines will be distributed among a number of Powership vessels. In addition to the engines, MAN Energy Solutions will also supply the control systems for the Powerships as well as other electromechanical equipment.

Alexander Stöckler, head of Sales, Tendering & Project Management, Power Segment at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “MAN Energy Solutions has been supplying engines for Karpowership's floating power plants since 2009. Our dual-fuel technology has already proven itself in other Powerships, and we have now even been able to increase the engine output from 19 MW to almost 21 MW.”

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 the area of 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.”

Karpowership has the world's largest fleet of Powerships. The active fleet currently consists of a total of 36 vessels with a total capacity of 6000 MW, deployed globally.

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