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MAN 32/44CR Units to Power Offshore Construction Ship

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Graphical Rendering (1) of the "Ceona Amazon" - courtesy  CEONA

Graphical Rendering (1) of the “Ceona Amazon” – courtesy CEONA

Multi-layer vessel – ‘Ceona Amazon’ – to specialise in pipelines and subsea structures 

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order to supply the main gensets for a multi-layer vessel newbuilding, recently commenced by Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG for British client, Ceona. The Ceona Amazon will be equipped with 2 × 9L32/44CR + 4 × 8L32/44CR main gensets, providing a total output of 28MW. Each engine will be constructed at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg production facility in southern Germany, and later transported to the company’s Frederikshavn, Denmark site for a full electrical test before the gensets’ delivery to the shipyard.

Graphical Rendering (2) of the "CEONA AMAZON" - courtesy: CEONA

Graphical Rendering (2) of the “CEONA AMAZON” – courtesy: CEONA

The 32/44CR has gained a strong foothold in the offshore market due to its second-to-none power and SFOC. MAN Diesel & Turbo reports the new order as being the third significant 32/44CR order the company has secured in the offshore market this year alone.

The vessel

Based on a drill-ship design, the Ceona Amazon boasts exceptional sea-keeping characteristics making it ideal for operations in remote and challenging locations.

The multi-layer vessel is a large, state-of-the-art, multi-functional, dynamically-positioned, construction vessel. The Ceona Amazon has a large, under-deck storage capacity for line pipe or umbilicals, together with a large deck area that allows the further storage of line pipe and standard, flexible installation reels.

Ceona 32/44CR engines main data:

  • Bore (mm)                               320
  • Stroke (mm)                            440
  • Speed (rpm)                         750/720
  • Frequency (Hz)                     50/60
  • 8L32/44CR (Gen.kW)          4, 323
  • 9L 32/44CR (Engine kW)    5, 040
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Library photo of a (six-cylinder) MAN L32/44CR engine


The vessel is fitted with two heave-compensated mast-head cranes, and a single heave-compensated knuckleboom crane. The pipelay system consists of an inclinedlay system and a rigid, pipeline firing-line system. The vessel can lay rigid pipelines, flexible pipelines and umbilicals, and can install large, subsea structures using one or both of its cranes in tandem-lift mode to 3, 000 metres depth. It doesn’t require a spool base to support its operations and can be remotely operated, making it extremely well-suited to overall field development.

About Ceona

UK-based Ceona delivers tailored solutions for marine projects around the world, including in some of the planet’s most remote locations. With extensive experience in the subsea construction industry, Ceona is currently upgrading its fleet and developing its position as a specialist offshore contractor in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation markets.

About Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG is a shipyard in Bremerhaven, northern Germany, which was founded in 1857 as a workshop of the North German Lloyd shipping line. Today, the yard focuses on the repair, conversion and extension of large ships, as well as newbuildings. It employs 350 people at a working facility of 260, 000 m² on the North Sea, near the outflow of the River Weser, and can handle ships with a maximum draft of 11.5 m.

About MAN Diesel & Turbo

MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications. It designs two-stroke and four-stroke engines that are manufactured both by the company and by its licensees. The engines have power outputs ranging from 450 kW to 87 MW. MAN Diesel & Turbo also designs and manufactures gas turbines of up to 50 MW, steam turbines of up to 150 MW and compressors with volume flows of up to 1.5 million m³/h and pressures of up to 1, 000 bar. The product range is rounded off by turbochargers, CP propellers, gas engines and chemical reactors. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s range of goods includes complete marine propulsion systems, turbomachinery units for the oil & gas as well as the process industries and turnkey power plants. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand. The company employs around 14, 000 staff at more than 100 international sites, primarily in Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, India and China. MAN Diesel & Turbo is a company of the Power Engineering business area of MAN SE.

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