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Cat’s Complete Package For New Vessels

Company to deliver integrated power, propulsion solutions to Teekay Offshore

Posted on June 18, 2014

Caterpillar Marine has been selected to provide complete propulsion solutions for four ocean-going towing vessels designed by Ulstein Design and Solutions.

Each vessel will have four Cat 9 M 32 C propulsion engines rated at 4500 bkW at 600 r/min; three Cat C32 auxiliary generator sets rated at 940 ekW at 1800 r/min; and one Cat C9 generator set to provide emergency power. All four vessels will also be equipped with two AEM shaft generators rated at 3150 ekW at 1200 r/min.

Each vessel will have two Cat BCP1330F main propellers, two BTT625 tunnel thrusters and two BTT419 tunnel thrusters. The MaK and Cat power and propulsion solutions will be delivered over the course of the next year, the company said.

The vessels will be constructed at the Niigata Shipyard in Japan. Upon completion of construction the vessels will be owned and operated by ALP Maritime Services, which was recently acquired by Teekay Services.