Feb, 24 2010 15:34 JST

Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

VINASHIN Completes First Mitsubishi-UE Marine Diesel under License


TOKYO, Feb, 24 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (VINASHIN) has completed production of its first Mitsubishi-UE low-speed marine diesel under a technology licensing arrangement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Production was undertaken at Bach Dang Diesel Engine Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a VINASHIN affiliate. Plans call for Bach Dang Diesel Engine Manufacturing to manufacture three more UE engines this year and then progressively expand production, leveraging its annual production capacity potential up to 200,000 brake horsepower (bhp).

The first Mitsubishi-UE engine completed is the "7UEC45LA" with cylinder bore of 450 millimeters (mm), featuring a power output of 6,230 kW (8,400 bhp) at 158 rpm (revolutions per minute). The unit will be installed as the main engine on a 22,500 DWT (deadweight ton) bulk carrier of VINASHIN Petroleum Investment and Transport Joint Stock Company (SHINPETROL) under construction at the shipyard of Bach Dang Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, a leading member of the VINASHIN Group.

The UE engine unit also marks the first low-speed marine diesel engine manufactured in Vietnam. In view of the Vietnamese government's current focus on advancement of shipbuilding and related industries, completion of the domestically made marine engine is a significant event for Vietnam to demonstrate the country's technological advancement to foreign countries as well as the home market. Under license from MHI, VINASHIN is to manufacture, sell and provide after-sale services for low-speed marine diesel engine models with a wide range of power outputs: Mitsubishi UEC-LA, LS, LSII and LSE engines with cylinder bores ranging from 330 to 850 mm.

VINASHIN is a state-owned corporation, established in 1996, engaging in shipbuilding and production of ship-related machinery. The company has about 50 subsidiaries, including financially independent major shipbuilding companies. VINASHIN concluded the licensing agreement with MHI in 2005.

Besides VINASHIN, MHI has licensed its Mitsubishi-UE engine technology to three Chinese companies: Qingdao Qiyao Wartsila MHI Linshan Marine Diesel Company Ltd. (QMD); Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Plant (YMD), a group company of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC); and Zhejiang Yungpu Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. (YUNGPU) in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

Since the introduction of a market economy under the "Doi Moi" policy adopted in 1986, the Vietnamese economy has marked nearly steady development. Since 2000 it has sustained growth in the range of 6 to 8% every year and direct investments from overseas have increased robustly, as illustrated by 214.9% growth in 2008 over the previous year, luring more than USD64 billion. Against this backdrop, the Vietnamese shipbuilding industry shows signs of rapid growth. By strengthening its relationship with VINASHIN, MHI aims to increase its UE engines' share in the global market.


About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial firms. For more than 130 years, we have channeled big thinking into solutions that move the world forward - advancing the lives of everyone who shares our planet. We deliver innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries, covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI Group employs 80,000 people across 400 locations, operating in three business domains: "Power Systems," "Industry & Infrastructure," "Aircraft, Defense & Space." We have a consolidated revenue of around 40 billion U.S. Dollars. We aim to contribute to environmental sustainability while achieving global growth, using our leading-edge technologies. By bringing people and ideas together as one, we continue to pave the way to a future of shared success.

For more information, please visit MHI's website: https://www.mhi.com
For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHI's new online media SPECTRA: https://spectra.mhi.com


Contact:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Hideo Ikuno
[email protected]
+81-3-6716-5277
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Sectors: Design Process

Copyright ©2019 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.

Related Press Release


HKSAR Chief Executive encourages Japanese companies to leverage opportunities in Guangdong-HK-Macao Greater Bay Area
April 09 2019 19:00 JST
 
Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 to be finally held from Wednesday 12th October
October 11 2016 23:00 JST
 
Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 (JA2016) - Public event program finalized
October 11 2016 23:00 JST
 
Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 (JA2016) - Guidelines for Media Interviews
October 05 2016 09:00 JST
 
Stronger Turbine Blades with Molybdenum Silicides
September 24 2016 20:00 JST
 
Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 (JA2016) Now Available - Advance registration, ticket sales and seminar registration
September 08 2016 19:30 JST
 
MHI to Establish Sales and After-sales Service Company for Truck/Trailer Reefers in Thailand JV with Local Partner, Mahajak
June 30 2016 22:28 JST
 
MHI and MC Receive Order for APM Cars and APM System Capacity Expansion at Singapore Changi Airport
March 03 2016 13:00 JST
 
International Power Generation Experts to Meet in Kuala Lumpur for ASEAN Power Week
June 09 2014 19:00 JST
 
Asia's Most Trusted Oil and Gas Industry Networking Trade Event Gets Ready for an Exceptional 20th Edition
May 15 2014 06:40 JST
 
More Press release >>

Latest Press Release


More Latest Release >>