• 2019 September 12 13:43

    Volvo Penta’s latest D6 propulsion package set new standards for high-speed vessels

    Volvo Penta says that it has joined forces with Swedish boatbuilder Marell to create the new Marell M15 patrol boat. Equipped with Volvo Penta’s latest D6 engine and DPI system, the vessel is tailor-made from helm-to-prop to set a new standard for high-speed operations.

    Volvo Penta’s latest D6-440 DPI propulsion system is the power behind Marell’s new 15m fast patrol boat. Equipped with twin D6-440 DPI sterndrives, the Marell M15 has a top speed of 45 knots and includes a fully integrated system from Volvo Penta, including its Electronic Vessel Control (EVC.2) and Glass Cockpit System. This powerful combination is currently being put through its paces in London, as the Marell M15 is debuting at this year’s Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) show – a world-leading event connecting governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the global defense & security supply chain.

    The power: The twin Volvo Penta D6-440 DPI

    The new Volvo Penta D6 DPI package includes a new engine management system, new fuel injection system, new turbocharger, and a new supercharger. The cylinder head, pistons, and valves are re-engineered to withstand higher torque as well as meeting higher reliability and durability requirements. As well as this, the Aquamatic sterndrive DPI has a new hydraulic clutch which allows for silent and smooth shifting. It also enables slipping at low speeds, resulting in greater maneuverability and higher comfort at low boat speeds. All of this makes the D6 a perfect fit for the Marell M15 – a durable vessel designed for anti-piracy operations, border control, intelligence gathering, maritime security, and force protection missions.

    For this Military Professional segment, speed and maneuverability are top priorities. The Marell M15 provides unparalleled performance, with cruising speeds of between 30 and 40 knots. The D6-440 DPI sterndrives that the Marell M15 uses – together with the marine engine’s high torque at lower rpm – creates a vessel with very good ‘grip’ in the water, which in turns gives extremely high acceleration and safe high-speed turns.

    In top specification, Volvo Penta’s D6 boasts 480 hp and offers up to 10% more power across the range than its predecessor. The Marell M15 has a fuel consumption of only 3.4L/nm at cruising speed (40 knots) making this package very competitive compared to other propulsion systems.

    The control: The EVC.2 and Glass Cockpit System

    The navigator and helmsman sit in a unique ergonomically designed cabin equipped with the latest Volvo Penta technology – the EVC.2 and Glass Cockpit System. In a vessel designed for high speed and interception operations – in any type of weather or darkness – these control systems are a significant advantage.

    The new EVC.2 system has been designed with the complete boat in mind. Its all-new electronic architecture offers new features such as a single connection point – regardless of how many engines are in the installations – making maintenance, software downloads, and diagnostics easier.

    Integrated with the EVC.2 system is the Glass Cockpit System, which provides a full overview and control of navigation and propulsion data, together with options for Autopilot and Joystick Driving. All of this is collected and displayed in one single interface: the multi-function, touchscreen display. The system is fully customizable so operators can modify the layout and views, to decide what, where and when information is to be displayed. The ergonomic design of the operator interface makes sure operators get the most out of the Glass Cockpit system – by offering the highest levels of safety and efficiency.

    Setting new standards

    “Volvo Penta’s advanced propulsion system is a critical element in a vessel of this type,” comments Patric Söderholm CEO Marell Boats. “The D6-440 DPI sterndrives’ thrust, durability, fuel efficiency, and control are vital for customers, using the vessel often in aggressive environments,” says Söderholm.

    This top-of-the-line boat – combined with Volvo Penta’s new propulsion and control packages – offers the highest speed in all seas, safe and trouble-free operations, unique performance and a patrol boat with the best acceleration and maneuverability in this class.

    The vessel is currently available for demo in the dock next to London Excel during the exhibition from 10th-13th of September.

    ABOUT VOLVO PENTA
    Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 1000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.




2019 September 20

13:30 Damen Shipyards Group is ready to ensure construction of electric water buses for rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg and Russia
13:12 MSC Cruises and Fincantieri unveil further details of MSC Seashore at coin ceremony
12:24 Victor Olersky sees promising future of electric river passenger ships in Saint-Petersburg and in Russia
12:09 Algoma Central Corporation announces agreement to acquire Croatian-built vessel
11:28 Specifications for 0.50% sulphur fuels and the PAS from ISO: IBIA explains
11:09 GTT obtains Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas for the Mark III Flex technology on ice-breaking LNG carriers
10:52 IBIA and S&P Global Platts collaborate to help shipping industry comply with IMO 2020
10:31 Workshop for training on emergency response, preparation and planning held in Manila
10:09 Van Oord and Shell test the use of biofuel on trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 316
09:50 State Duma ratifies Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.20% to $63.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.98% to $58.7
09:25 Lloyd’s Register, China Merchants, GTT, CNOOC, DSIC form jv to design LNG-fuelled VLCC
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,192 points
08:58 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 20

2019 September 19

18:04 Bibby Marine Services takes the next step to optimize walk-to-work operations
17:56 Marinet approves Poseidon maritime cyber security project
17:37 American Ethane reveals plans to order 17 VLECs
17:34 Wärtsilä’s Board of Directors decided on the distribution of the second dividend instalment
17:22 Marinet approves T2OT project for high accuracy positioning of seagoing vessels
17:04 VARD secures advanced stern trawler contract with Luntos
16:50 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 14,328 in RF spot market
16:34 Zeebrugge port authority invests in new 1,071 meter quay wall
16:04 RINA to classify Swedish Maritime Administration fleet
15:53 Marinet set to establish exports support center in Finland in 2020
15:34 MacGregor secures orders worth more than EUR 20 million for projects in Europe and Asia
15:05 Wärtsilä foresees a lower result for 2019
14:31 North Pole ice-resistant platform presented by Admiralteiskie Verfi at NEVA 2019
14:09 ABS announces LNG Cargo Ready notation for ethane carriers at Gastech 2019
13:46 Hyundai Heavy Industries receives AIP for new LPG carrier design
13:03 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:40 ABS and AEC сollaborate on newbuild VLEC fleet
12:17 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 171,200 tonnes of cargo in 8M’2019, down 28.5% Y-o-Y
11:58 PortNews-TV offers video on naming ceremony for PortNews tanker
11:36 International symposium on Anthropogenic Underwater Noise held in Hamburg on 10 September
11:09 LR awards DSME AiP for 98,000 m3 VLEC design with High MnA steel tank
10:42 Ships of RF Navy’s Caspian flotilla take part in Tsentr 2019 maneuvers
10:09 Singapore and Panama ink MoU to strengthen maritime relations
09:51 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.20% to $63.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $58.23
09:49 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 19
09:33 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,266 points
09:18 ABS grants AIP for two next generation gas carrier designs

2019 September 18

18:26 SGRE confirmed member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in 2019
18:03 MOL repays existing loans through issuance of project bond for FPSO charter project
17:48 Russia’s Rosmorrechflot and Ministry of Industry and Trade develop preferential leasing programme
17:30 Vympel DB develops concept design for Arctic cruise ship
17:22 Metal Shark delivers new foil-assisted catamaran excursion vessel to Pure Florida
17:11 US Coast Guard shifts response efforts in Bahamas
17:03 ECSA considers the European State Aid Guidelines for maritime transport highly successful and key to maintaining a strong European shipping sector
16:39 Vigor hosts keel-laying ceremony for the U.S. landing craft MSV(L)
16:21 Vitol announces long-term LNG time charter contract with H-Line
16:03 Despite some positive indicators, concerns remain for offshore energy underwriters, reports IUMI
15:42 Wärtsilä Denmark joins Digitalisation in Shipping: Europe 2019 as Associate Partner
15:24 USCG ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach
15:03 GTT receives an order from HHI & SHI for the tank design of six Very Large Ethane Carriers
14:50 FSUE Atomflot develops project on construction of 7MW icebreaking tugboat
14:33 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
14:16 Wärtsilä simulators provide advanced training at newly inaugurated Portuguese facility
14:14 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation at Greater Changhua offshore wind farms
14:12 GTT obtains Approval in Principle for Arc7 ice class ships from Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
14:03 ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries sign digital technology