The German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen has started construction on two minehunting vessels for the Indonesian Navy that will feature hybrid propulsion packages from MAN Energy Solutions.
The propulsion package will include: two MAN 12V175D-MM engines delivering 2,220 kW at 1,900 rpm; a MAN Alpha CPP twin screw-propeller system; and an AKA hybrid PTI system. While minehunting, the vessel will be able to run at slow speed with pure electric propulsion for ‘silent operation’.
Ben Andres, Head of High-Speed Sales, MAN Energy Solutions said: ‘The 175D engine is ideally suited for demanding naval applications where its compactness and best-in-class fuel-oil consumption are always key criteria for customers. Delivering propulsion packages to these two minehunters also fulfils our ambition to increasingly becoming a supplier of complete solutions. This is the first time that we have worked with Abeking & Rasmussen and I look forward to further developing our relationship in the future.’
MAN Energy Solutions added that the 175D is ‘an extremely eco-friendly engine, being designed from the outset with compliance to the latest, as well as future, exhaust-gas-emission requirements’.