MAN B&W Celebrates 1,000th 20/27 Engine To Be Sold
A modest celebration took place recently at the Augsburg works of MAN B&W Diesel AG, commemorating the 1,000th 20/27 engine to be sold. The "celebrity" is one of two engines of the 12V 20/27 type destined for a 207-foot-long luxury yacht belonging to an American owner. The Dutch yacht and shipbuilder C. van Lent & Zonen, La-Kaag, is undertaking the building of this vessel.
A comparison with the first order for this engine, two sets of three 7L 20/27 engines as auxiliary gensets for two freighters, clearly shows the breadth of possible applications of this engine series. Of the 1,000 engines sold, 30 percent were used to propel tugboats, fishing vessels, passenger ships, ferries, motor coasters, inland waterway vessels, supply ships, dredgers, yachts, small tankers and many special-purpose vessels. A further 45 percent of these engines are installed as auxiliary gensets for electricity supply on board large merchant ships.
Low fuel consumption, a high availability of engines in operation and low wear values ensure that the L/V 20/27 engine will continue to be a popular choice in various markets in the future. The MAN B&W 20/27 four-stroke engine is available as an in-line engine in 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9-cylinder versions, and as a V-type engine in 12, 14, 16 and 18-cylinder versions covering an output range between 500 and 1,800 kw at 1,000 rpm. The engine is also available as a dual-fuel version.
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