BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry



« News Home
:: Monthly Archive

News Topics
:: Air Pollution
:: Agreements & M&A's
:: Alternative Fuels
:: BunkerBlog
:: Cargoes & Storage
:: Company News
:: Efficiency, Costs & Charges
:: Environment
:: Events
:: Financial
:: Fuel Quality & Testing
:: Lubes & Additives
:: Oil Spills
:: People
:: Port News
:: Projects
:: Regulation, Legal
:: Services, Products,Technology
:: Statistics & Research
:: Vessels

Regional Archive
:: Americas
:: Asia/Oceania
:: Europe
:: M.East/Africa


BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry
Home » News





Caterpillar wins LNG propulsion order for cruise ships

14 Oct 2016 10:41 GMT

MaK M 46 DF dual-fuel engines and LNG supply and handling system to be installed on four vessels.



Caterpillar's MaK 16 M 46 DF dual-fuel engine, along with its LNG supply and handling system, are to be installed on four new cruise ships, two apiece under construction at the Meyer Werft Papenburg (Germany) and Turku (Finland) shipyards.

According to Caterpillar, research and development carried out at its Rostock facility has demonstrated the efficient operation of LNG main engines at loads of less than 20 percent for the first time. Additionally, Caterpillar points out that the MaK M 46 DF engine can be started by using LNG from the very beginning, thus avoiding diesel engine-specific emissions.

"This development is a key consideration for cruise operators who wish to use LNG, rather than risk smoke from the funnel or soot on deck, whilst starting main engines and manoeuvring in port waters," remarked Dr Frank Starke, Managing Director of Caterpillar Motoren.

Caterpillar says its engines offer a number of technical innovations including better fuel consumption, fast load response and long intervals between overhauls. They also use the latest generation of the Cat Engine Control Units (ECU), which in conjunction with in-house software are designed to enable profile-specific optimisation. Caterpillar is also providing its Asset Intelligence (AI) technology and service, which leverages remote monitoring, automated data analytics and advisory services in order to provide high uptime and low operating costs.

Caterpillar Marine now offers a range of LNG propulsion solutions - from shore-side bunkering to on-board storage; from bunker tanks via LNG handling and treatment to dual-fuel engines with automation systems.

"From a single source, we provide the complete system for ship operators who wish to capitalise on the benefits of LNG as a marine fuel," said Ulf Hannemann, Caterpillar Marine cruise and ferry segment manager. "We have successfully completed a number of diesel to dual-fuel conversions in the commercial shipping sector and our pipeline of newbuild installations continues to grow."

"However, it is in the cruise sector that we see the greatest opportunities," Hannemann continued. "Clean fuel for cruise vessels is essential in both operational and business strategy terms."

Caterpillar's sales and service partner Zeppelin Power Systems, headquartered in Hamburg, is managing the new four-ship project, including supply, commissioning and service.

"As a trusted Caterpillar sales and servicer partner for over 60 years with extensive experience in power solutions, we offer our customers individual and highly efficient solutions for marine applications," said Volker Possoegel, Zeppelin Power Systems chief executive officer. "With our excellent sales and service organization, we are looking forward to providing the new flagships with comprehensive engineering and service competence to ensure the highest uptime."




Related Links:

Engine manufacturers stress need to provide value
Hybrid thruster delivers 'more power using less fuel'
Diesel-electric propulsion for Chinese liftboats
Tug-optimized power and propulsion package for Harley Marine
Harley Marine selects Tier 4 engine solution
Germany

Latest News:

Fluxys focuses investment on Zeebrugge's fifth LNG tank and second jetty
Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat sign ship energy management agreement
Bullish market sentiment remains, short-term dark horse could be meeting comments
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Dorian LPG and ABS to conduct feasibility study of LPG as marine fuel
CO2 reduction addressed at ECSA seminar
World's first dual-fuel boxship conversion completed
K Line posts dip in annual bunker consumption
Pavilion Gas, Uniper ink LNG capacity agreement
Intraday volatility, but Brent continues to circle around $55
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Skangas vessel Coralius performs first LNG bunker delivery




Page Links:

Prices
Africa
Asia
Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
South Europe
Index Summary
Price Highlights
Commentaries
Futures
Prices
Antwerp
Busan
Cape Town
Fujairah
Houston
Istanbul
Kaohsiung
Las Palmas
Maracaibo
New Orleans
Piraeus
Rio
Rotterdam
Santos
Singapore
Directory
Africa
Asia
Central America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
Oceania
South America
South Europe
Directory
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hong Kong
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Panama
Russia
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
News
Latest News
Blogs
Archive
Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East
News
Air Pollution
Agreements & M&A's
Alternative Fuels
Cargoes & Storage
Efficiency, Costs & Charges
Environment
Events
Financial
Fuel Quality
Lubes & Additives
Oil Spills
People
Port News
Projects
Regulation/Legal
Services, Products, Technology
Statistics & Research
Vessels
Events
Upcoming Events