MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the
launch of its PA6 B Offshore GenSet. The new engine is specifically targeted at
semi-submersible drilling rigs. It is a four-stroke, medium-speed engine built
at MAN Disel & Turbo’s facility in St. Nazaire, France.
It has a power range from 4,440kW to 7,400kW,
which makes it suitable for diesel-electric propulsion and power generation in
the offshore segment. The PA6 B engine is resistant to shock and the offshore
genset can deal with tilts of up to 25 degrees in any direction. The engine
also features quick start-up timing, rapid responses to load increases, an
integrated cooling system and low-load SFOC optimisation.
Source: Baird Maritime