The President of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Yasuhiko Katoh, has announced that the company has reached the 70-million-BHP mark in accumulated production of a single diesel brand, namely MAN B&W two-stroke engines.
The significant milestone was reached with the production of an MAN B&W 7S80MC-C7 engine, manufactured at Mitsui’s Tamano Engine Works in southern Japan. The engine is bound for Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for installation aboard a 250,000-dwt coal carrier for Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, the NYK Line, one of the largest shipping companies in the world.
Mitsui passed the 60-million-BHP mark in March 2008 and has reached the new milestone in a mere 27 months. The Japanese engine builder signed its original licence agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo in 1926, with its very first MAN B&W engine rolling off the production line in 1928.