Sets complete Factory Acceptance Test Lloyd’s Register without any problems
MAN Rollo has proven to master the challenges of Stage V by successfully completing the Factory Acceptance Test of three new Stage V generator sets to be delivered. After achieving this important milestone, the three sets – two LNG and one diesel set – will soon be delivered to client Concordia Damen. The MAN engines are therefore the first certified and delivered MAN engines for the 40 LNG-powered inland shipping tankers that will be built by Concordia Damen.
Fully certified Stage V solution
Peter Nieuwveld, a Project Manager at MAN Rollo, is delighted with the successful certification. He says: “We were confident we’d pass the test, but of course it’s fantastic that it really works out after that. In the presence of our client, Lloyd’s Register subjected the three sets to a whole series of tests; for example, an alarm test, different static load points, a dynamic test and a crash stop. This means MAN Rollo can now provide a fully certified MAN Stage V solution as one of the first in the maritime industry.”
The MAN Rollo engineering team has adapted and dynamically tested the generator sets for this Stage V application in close collaboration with engineers from MAN and engine management specialist Heinzmann. By March, the team had already successfully completed a series of dynamic tests, after which the sets on the test stand were further fine-tuned. Every generator set now meets Stage V requirements in every load step.
Three sets a month for 40 months
These first three MAN sets will this week be installed in the first Parsifal tanker, which is now located in Werkendam. The next three sets are then completed, after which they are also transported to Werkendam for tanker number two. Three Stage V engines will be delivered every month for more than three years. In total, MAN Rollo will supply 80 MAN E3262LE262 LNG sets of 495 ekW and 40 MAN D2676LE328 diesel sets of 277 ekW. The LNG sets serve for propulsion and onboard power, the diesel sets serve as a backup.