The Royal Thai Navy has selected Germany’s MAN Energy Solutions to supply the main propulsion engines for the navy’s two new 41-meter patrol vessels.
Marsun Shipyard in Thailand will construct the newbuilds with delivery scheduled for August 2020.
As informed, each vessel will be powered by two MAN 16V175D-MM, IMO Tier II engines, each rated at 2,960 kWm at 1,900 rpm.
The Royal Thai Navy already operates MAN engines on its Krabi-class offshore patrol vessels. The navy’s second Krabi-class vessel, the future HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan (552) was launched at Thailand’s Bangkok Dock in August 2019.
“We are delighted to expand our presence in the Royal Thai Navy’s fleet with the addition of these two new vessels,” Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine Sales – MAN Energy Solutions, said.