IZAR Manises Tests, Delivers Mitsubishi Engine

Manises Propulsion and Energy.

IZAR's two stroke diesel engines factory has tested and delivered a Mitsubishi engine of 8,670 kW at 127 rpm, that will be assembled in the 25,000 tons chemical ship, that is being built in the Turkish shipyard Celik Tekne for the Italian shipowner Mediterranea di Navigazione.

This comissioning is an important milestone for Izar-Manises Propusion and Energy, because it is the only licensee of Mitsubishi in Europe and because this engine is the first Mitsubishi engine delivered in Europe. The Commercial Manager of Mitsubishi in Europe, Hideo Kihara, the President of Mediterranea di Navigazione, Giorgio Cagnoni, and the Executive Officer of Celik Tekne, R.C. Behar, among others, have attended the event. Besides the normal tests, in which the correct general functioning of the engine at different power and its consumption is verified, special tests for emissions of nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbon, and carbon monoxide and dioxide are being done, in order to verify that this engine fulfills the present international regulations and is environmentaly friendly. Izar Manises Propulsion and Energy and the Japanese engines manufacturer, Mitsubishi, signed on October 2000 an agreement of licence that has opened excellent expectations for Izar in Europe and North and South America. After this agreement was signed, the factory of Izar Manises did a hard job to adapt their processes to Mitsubishi's, that on July 11, 2003 ended with the contract of the engine delivered today. It is a Mitsubishi propulsion engine, type 6UEC50LSII, of 8.670 kW at 127 rpm and six cilinders of 50 cm diameter. Its dimensions are: 4,702 mm long, 3,100 mm wide and 8,900 mm tall

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