Hapag-Lloyd Exercises Option for Further ME-GI Engines
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has ordered 6 × MAN B&W 11G95ME-GI Mk10.5 main engines in connection with the building of 6 × ultra-large, 23,500+-teu container vessels for Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s leading liner-shipping companies. The new order stems from an option associated with an identical order for six such vessels originally announced in December 2020, where Hapag-Lloyd also chose the environmentally-friendly ME-GI engine.
The engines will be built in Korea and offer the option of operating on LNG or conventional fuel, meeting Tier III emission standards through SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction). The first engine delivery is scheduled for May 2022. DSME is set to deliver the first six boxships between April – December 2023, with the six ships covered by the new option scheduled for delivery by end-2024.