Doosan Engine (President Dongchul Kim) announced on Jan. 20 that it has achieved a cumulative production record of 100 million horsepower of large, low-speed engines with a successful shop-test of its 11G95ME-C (103,000-hp) engine – conducted at the company’s Changwon Plant in South Gyeongsang Province, Korea.
The company’s 2,989th engine is set to be installed on a 21,100 TEU-class container ship – which is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries – ordered by Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), a Hong Kong-based container shipping and logistics service company.
The milestone was reached 33 years after the rollout of Doosan Engine’s first marine diesel engines in 1984, and the company has exceeded the production records of other leading engine manufacturers in Europe and Japan.
Doosan Engine President Dongchul Kim said: “Through our continued growth and development, Doosan Engine has played a significant role throughout the history of the global shipbuilding industry. As a world-leading low-speed diesel engine manufacturer, we will continue to do our best for further growth and development of the company.”