MAN Energy Solutions has won an order to provide three TCT60 turbochargers for the main engines aboard three 158,000DWT Suezmax tankers owned by Turkish shipping company Yasa Tanker.
MAN B&W 6G70ME-C10.5 main engines will power each of the vessel, which are currently under construction at Daehan Shipbuilding Company (DHSC) in South Korea.
MAN claims that Yasa Tanker decided to select the TCT60 turbocharger for its 158,000DWT tanker projects due to the lower opex and extended component lifetime.
“As one of the key systems of a marine diesel engine, the turbocharger plays an important role in ensuring the continuous and stable power supply of the diesel engine and plays an important role in the impact of less exhaust emissions on the environment,” Mustafa Karaduman, technical manager at Yasa Tanker, said. “Furthermore, the turbocharger performance influences all important engine parameters, such as fuel economy, power, and reliability of the main engine.”
As with other turbochargers in MAN’s TCT series, the TCT60 is specifically optimised for IMO Tier III operation and is suitable for both conventional and dual-fuel, two- and four-stroke engines in both marine and power applications.
MAN adds that the latest axial turbocharger series offers significant downsizing to meet current market requirements. It offers a smaller, lighter design with a superior charging efficiency, and a high air-pressure compared to its predecessor and other, similar turbochargers available in the market.
TCT turbochargers are high performance solutions, not only aimed at low-speed engines, but also eminently suitable for two-stage turbocharging on four-stroke engines. With the introduction of the TCT, MAN Energy Solutions Ecocharge (two-stage turbocharging) can now achieve efficiency levels of up to 80 per cent.
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