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A Welcome Arrival - MAN With Upgrades

Fishing vessel features MAN engine, propulsion system, propeller

Posted on March 28, 2014

The nearly 70 m fishing vessel, the Herøyhav, ordered by the Ervik family of Fosnavåg, Norway, has arrived, complete with a new propulsion package that features MAN equipment. The vessel is designed for pelagic trawling and purse-seine fishing in the Atlantic Ocean along Norway’s coast.

The propulsion package consists of a MAN 9L27/38 engine and a two-speed reduction gear that drives a MAN Alpha 4200 mm diameter-ducted propeller. The propeller nozzle is a customized MAN Alpha AHT design. MAN Diesel & Turbo also supplied its Alphatronic 2000 propulsion control system, including the ECO Speed Pilot for optimal voyage planning and speed setting.

The Herøyhav’s propulsion system has several power modes: diesel-mechanical, diesel-electrical and hybrid combinations. Its auxiliary generators can deliver 1500 kW auxiliary power to the hybrid system, which – in combination with the main-engine power of 3285 kW – offer a total propulsion output of 4785 kW for trawling or full-speed steaming.