MAN Wins Propulsion System Order for Russian Trawlers

MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract to supply the propulsion system for 7 x 109-metre Russian factory trawlers. Tersan shipyard will build the first vessel in Yalova, Turkey for Russian Fishery Company (RFC) with a scheduled delivery date of July 2020.


Lex Nijsen, Vice President, Head of Four-Stroke Marine at MAN Energy Solutions, said: «Our track record within the fishing segment is very good but we are especially pleased to have won this order as the trawlers will be the largest such vessels constructed in the past 25 years. That the customer has chosen an MAN propulsion set-up to accompany its choice of main engine is particularly satisfying and fits well with our strategy of providing system solutions».

MAN for trawlers

Full MAN Set-up

The configuration of the propulsion system features a 14V32/ 44CR MAN Energy Solutions main engine delivering 8,120 kW, an MAN Alpha VBS 1260 propeller, a gearbox including power take-off/power take-home with startup converter, and one MAN 9L21/31 plus one MAN 7L21/31 GenSets. System delivery for the first vessel is scheduled for June 2019.

There are also some other additional features: advanced common-rail technology to achieve the highest flexibility and efficiency with the main-engine power of 8,120kW, use of IFO (380 cSt) fuel for both main propulsion and auxiliary power generation, an Alphatronic 3000 propulsion-control system, an 850 kW PTI reverse-power mode for winch energy recovery that via PMS interfaces with the SaCoS engine system and Alphatronic 3000 system.

Norwegian naval architect, Skipsteknisk, were selected to design the high-tech trawlers with capacity for operation in ice, accommodation for a crew of 139 and a high capacity for high-level processing on board, including surimi production. The trawlers are also designed to have a catching and processing capacity for more than 400 tonnes of pollock or 350 tonnes of herring per day, with a 300 tonne-per-day freezing capacity, plus a 250 tonne-per-day meal and oil plant. Fishroom capacity is 4,000 cubic metres, and there will be a 1,000 cubic-metre meal hold.

MAN engine


About Russian Fishery Company

RFC is one of the largest Russian producers of wild whitefish and holds Russia’s largest quota for pollock. The company’s large fishing vessels are well suited for operation in all fishing areas and climates. They are equipped with modern fishing and processing equipment from leading international suppliers that enables the vessels to harvest different types of seafood.


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