CMD’s top management and guests assembled in front of the MAN B&W 8K98MC engine during the ceremony marking the one million bhp milestone

CMD comes Of age With production milestone

MAN Diesel and CMD held a joint ceremony in Shanghai on 17 October last to mark the occasion of the young engine manufacturer reaching the significant milestone of one million produced bhp, comprised exclusively of MAN B&W engines.


CMD is a joint venture between investors from Chinese CSSC and HHM, and Mitsui, the Japanese ship and engine builder. The concern was started in late 2006 and celebrated its first year in operation in October 2007 with the delivery of its first engine, an MAN B&W 7K90MC-C6 delivering 31,990kW at 104 rpm.

The new mark was passed with the production of a MAN B&W 8K98MC engine destined for a German customer, Reederei Hamburger Lloyd. A number of prominent speakers gave speeches on the day from CSSC, HHM, Mitsui, representatives of the local Shanghai government and MAN Diesel, including Qin Wenquan, Chairman of the CMD board, and Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President – Two-stroke Promotion and Sales, MAN Diesel. In his speech, delivered at CMD’s assembly workshop, Grøne said: “The first million horsepower has been reached already and the first series of large-bore engines is in production. CMD’s portfolio now comprises S70/80/90 MC/MC-C and K80/90/98 MC-C, and is ready to add MAN Diesel’s latest generation of engine, represented by the electronically controlled 8K80ME-C9, to join the list.” He continued: “The shipbuilding scene in China is rapidly growing and changing. New players are entering the field and competition is growing. In this scenario, CMD has developed steadily and safely and there is no doubt but that CMD will maintain a position as the leading supplier of large-bore engines in China.”

Finally, on behalf of MAN Diesel, Grøne wished CMD heartfelt congratulations with its achievements so far and best wishes for the future. With all formalities concluded, the new engine was started.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore