Zoetermeer, May, 2017 – MAN Rollo will deliver two MAN diesel engines with a power supply of 1,029kW at 2,100rpm and after-treatment systems for the pilot vessel Luna. The new vessel is currently under construction at the Dutch shipyard Barkmeijer in Stroobos. The engines, and the after-treatment installations, comply with IMO-TIER III requirements for exhaust gas emissions on ships.
Karel Schuurman, Sales Manager Marine Engines at MAN Rollo, says, „We can provide Loodswezen with an environmentally friendly solution that also fits their power requirements perfectly. This configuration complies with the IMO-TIER III emission requirements as per January 1, 2021. This enables us and Loodswezen to stay well ahead of the game.” The MAN diesel engines type D2862LE469 as well as the after treatment installations (Selective Catalytic Reduction System – SCR) are the lightest in their class and are highly suitable for Loodswezen tenders. In addition, the engines have very favourable fuel consumption because of the common rail fuel injection technology.
„This configuration is extremely interesting for our new build tenders,“ says Tjeerd de Vos, Loodswezen Fleet Manager. „For now, we are trying-out Luna’s engines. If this configuration meets our requirements, we could decide to install it in the tenders that will be delivered between 2019 and 2021. We have also looked at using LNG, but so far it has not met the desired power profile for a safe operation. “
The Luna will come into service by the end of 2017.
Photo pilot vessel: Piet-Sinke, www.maasmondmaritime.com