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Norwegian Diesel Electric Joins Trend

Posted on February 9, 2010

The shipyard of Simek A/S, Norway recently delivered the M/S Stril Mariner, designed by the Havyard firm of naval architects. The vessel is certified by ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 1401:2004 meeting both quality and environmental requirements. The vessel gains its green designation as a result of the diesel electric propulsion system, which also favorably impacts fuel costs.

The main propulsion system is fitted with four Cummins KTA50-(D) M engines each of which turns a generator to produce up to 5164 kW of power. This can drive the two azimuthing (Rolls-Royce Marine A/S, Ulstein Aquamaster, model US 205 CRP) drives for main propulsion, as well as a pair of bow thrusters.

Engines and generators can be shut down when holding position or traveling at reduced speed thus reducing the released pollutants. Additionally, the main engine exhausts have been fitted with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust gas cleaning system.

A sister ship to the Stril Mariner is slated for delivery in the spring of 2010.

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