Market Snaps Up First HyProp ECO System

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order for a complete propulsion package for a chemical tanker.

As a world-first, the package features a full HyProp ECO system with PTO/PTH; HyProp ECO is an innovative, fuel-saving, hybrid propulsion system.
The system will be employed aboard a 7,500-dwt stainless-steel chemical tanker ordered and operated by IÇDAŞ Çelik Enerji Tersane Ve Ulaşim Sanayi AŞ in Turkey. The propulsion package also features a MAN 6L32/44CR common-rail main engine, an MAN Alpha Kappel propeller and an MAN SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system capable of operating on MGO, MDO and HFO. A delivery date for the newbuilding has been scheduled for September 2017.
Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “For many applications, a hybrid propulsion system is a good choice, especially when flexibility, performance and efficiency are prized. In a challenging market, we are embracing innovative technology as a means to grow. HyProp ECO is a flexible and powerful system with low first-costs that offers a real alternative to a purely mechanical propulsion solution, while maintaining its benefits. We are proud that IÇDAŞ chose our high-efficiency technology package for their newbuilding.”

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