Order for One of the World's Largest Electronically Controlled Marine Diesel Engines

May. 06, 2004

 Kawasaki has received an order for two units of Kawasaki-MAN B&W 12K98ME, one of the world’s largest electronically controlled marine diesel engines. The diesel engines will be installed on two of four 8,000 TEU jumbo container ships that Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) will build at IHI Marine United Inc. The ships are scheduled to be put into service in 2006-2007.

 The diesel engine ordered this time is an electronically controlled version of the best selling and highly reliable MAN B&W K98MC type engine, has improved fuel consumption efficiency at partial loading and has the characteristics to reduce air contaminants when arriving and departing from ports.

 The adoption of this type of electronically controlled engine follows similar cases by “K” LINE where Kawasaki-MAN B&W 7S60ME-C engines were adopted for three 5,000-unit car carriers. The engine satisfies “K” LINE’s Environmental Policy of contributing to the development of society while protecting the global environment including oceans.

 Kawasaki began a technical tie-up with MAN (Germany) (currently, MAN B&W Diesel Group) in 1911 and started manufacturing diesel engines in 1919. Since the tie-up, Kawasaki has delivered a great number of diesel engines for commercial ships and power generation facilities as well as original design engines for naval vessels.