The 'Vision of the Fjords' is a futuristic sightseeing catamaran made of carbon fibre from the Norwegian shipyard Brødrene Aa AS. It was priced with the “Ship of the year Award” by the maritime trade journal “Skipsrevyen” on the SMM 2016 in Hamburg. Particularly groundbreaking is its parallel hybrid drive which allows for both the electric and the diesel engine to be operated independently of each other. A worldwide innovation in the field of marine applications is the arrangement and structure of the vehicle's driveline components as well as its advanced monitoring system. The basis for the parallel hybrid drive is formed by a twelve-cylinder engine from MAN Engines in each of the two drive units.
The first MAN D2676 LE443 engine that came off the production line is now intended for use in the new LT32 Gilnetter (salmon fishing boat), built by Mavrik Marine. The boatyard located in Washington State specializes in high-quality work boats made out of aluminum.
MAN’s D2676, which has been in use for several hundreds of thousands of times, is now available for your work boat. The 6-cylinder-inline-engine with 12,4 l of displacement and 323 to 588 kW (440 to 800 bhp) is powerful and reliable. Thanks to the lowered fuel consumption and decreased emission rates the engine is not only efficient, but futureproof, too.
Supply vessels for offshore wind parks (wind farm supply vessels - WSV) are deployed for a variety of tasks and must fulfil a number of specific requirements. It is of the utmost importance to adapt the vessels to the requirements of the wind parks, which are being constructed at ever greater distances from the shore.
In 2015, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, the largest red salmon migration for 20 years has been predicted. 54 million fish are aiming to reach their birthplaces in the five largest tributaries of the bay in order to lay their eggs there and continue the next generation. Beforehand, however, they have to pass 1,800 fishing boats.
In 2011, the Austrian Ministry of the Interior commissioned Schiffbau- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Tangermünde (SET) to build an operational boat for the Hard lake police on Lake Constance.
To secure shipping routes on the Lower Weser and Outer Weser, the Bremerhaven Water and Shipping Authority places its trust in a new ship and MAN engines:
Since April 18th 2014, the “Ava Jane” is operating in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska to fish for salmon She is capable of traveling speeds of over 25 knots. The 32 ft. long and 14 ft. wide gillnetter is powered by a MAN inline 6-cylinder engine, with an output of 537 kw (730 hp).
MAN extends its power range for heavy duty operations. The so far strongest MAN engines for commercial applications (D2862 LE431 and D2842 Le421 with 662 kW / 900 hp) are being replaced. The D2862 LE44x is now taking the lead, with a performance of up to 735kW (1,000 hp).