MAN Energy Solutions’ Chinese licensee, CMP, has landed the first orders for small-bore, four-stroke engines complying with imminent new Chinese emission regulations applying to inland and coastal ship operations. The new emission limits, embodied in China’s GB15097 regulation, are commonly known as C1 and C2.
The contracts are for two separate new ships. CMP will supply the main engine, as well as MAN 21/31 and 27/38 gensets, for a 50,000dwt shuttle tanker currently under construction at Qidong Cosco Shipping Engineering Co. Ltd. The 23/30H engine types will be installed on two 52,000dwt bulk carriers being built at Yang Zi Jiang Shipyard.
MAN’s head of Small-Bore, Four-Stroke Engineering, Finn Fjeldhøf, commented: “With the introduction of C1 and C2, we identified – in close cooperation with our Chinese licensees – the business potential in the Chinese inland market. These are the first C1-compliant orders of their type and represent an important milestone for MAN Energy Solutions within the Chinese river-and-coastal segment. I congratulate our licensee, CMP, for the great work it has carried out in incorporating C1- and C2-compliant engines into its engine programme.”
CMP has revealed that it is working on other C1-compliancy projects including MAN 23/30 engines for bulk carriers and RoRo vessels.
China’s GB15097 regulation includes limits on particulate matter that closely resemble those of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.