Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has chosen to power its second modified River-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) with two MAN 16V28/33D sequential turbocharging (STC) diesel engines.
The 90 m vessel, which will be a more heavily armed version of the first OPV, will be constructed by Thailand’s state-owned naval shipbuilder Bangkok Dock with technical guidance from BAE Systems.
According to a statement released by MAN on the project, the 16V28/33D STC engine is fuel-efficient and particularly suited for vessels like the modified River-class OPV, especially at intermediate- and low-load operations. A variant of the engine is in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Holland-class OPVs.
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