MTU Engines Power Two Seacor Vessels
Seacor Marine, an operator of marine support vessels for the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry, has selected marine diesel engines from the Tognum brand MTU for its latest pair of fast supply vessels.
The two vessels, Seacor Lynx and Seacor Leopard, will be powered by four MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines rated 2878 kW at 2050 r/min. The vessels are 57.9 m long with the capacity to carry up to 150 passengers. The vessels will also have the capacity to carry 136 tonnes of deck cargo and achieve speeds of 46 knots, the company said.
The new vessels will join two other MTU-powered high-speed catamarans operated by Seacor Marine, Seacor Cougar and Seacor Cheetah. Both have been in service for more than four years. Like the existing craft, the two new vessels will feature Hamilton jet drives and twin disc marine gears, Seacor Marine said.
The company will also install the MTU Callosum System in the Seacor Lynx and Seacor Leopard. The Callosum System is MTU’s latest integrated shipboard monitoring and control system, which not only monitors the propulsion engines, but also the marine gears, onboard generator sets and a majority of other vessel systems. The new vessels are currently under construction at the Gulf Craft Shipyard in Franklin, Louisiana, U.S.A. The Seacor Lynx will be launched in January 2013, with the Seacor Leopard launch planned for April 2013.
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