• 2020 October 29 10:37

    Volvo Penta IMO III marine generator sets help power five electric ferries in Norway

    Turkish boat builder Sefine Shipyard has won a prestigious order to supply Norwegian operator Boreal with five electric ferries – each supported by two Volvo Penta D13 MG IMO III generator sets (gensets). The ferries will operate to-and-from the islands in the inner Oslo fjord and run sheduled services throughout the day. The Multi Maritime-designed vessels will each have a length of 35 metres, a beam of eight metres, and two passenger decks capable of accommodating up to 350 people.

    The ferries will be built under DNV-GL Classification regulations. And while truly electric, given today’s limitations in energy storage, should they need it, the vessels will be able to fall back upon range-extending power thanks to the best possible IMO III diesel solution from Volvo Penta. This will ensure schedules and passenger safety are never disturbed.

    The ferries will recharge at dockside where possible, with the batteries gaining additional electric propulsion provided by the Volvo Penta gensets as required. They are to be operated by Boreal subsidiary Boreal Sjø under a long-term contract signed with local transport authority Ruter. The new service will commence in November 2021 and is set to end in 2034.

    The new ferries are part of Norway’s stated intention to electrify all passenger transport on Norwegian waters. The boats will replace the current diesel fleet and, while not specifically conceived for the Volvo Penta range, have been designed to meet the latest IMO regulations. Volvo Penta’s Turkish team is helping with the installation and commissioning, made simpler by its compact design. The Volvo Penta gensets connect to the ferries’ own control systems and are approved to run on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO – EN 15940), a fossil-free fuel that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and particulate matter by up to 90 percent.

    Respected Turkish boatbuilder Sefine is racing to meet the contact’s tight deadline of having all five boats operational by 2022. Volvo Penta will start supplying its IMO III gensets later this year, with the last two gensets being delivered by mid-year 2021. Each generator set will supply 265 kWe electrical power.

    “This is a very exciting contract win for us,” says Mehmet Belibağlı, Volvo Penta’s Sales Manager, Marine Commercial in Turkey. “Working in Oslo’s fjords is prestigious and gives a high profile to Volvo Penta’s IMO III solution – and our ongoing ambitions to promote electrification and sustainable propulsion systems.”

    “Our Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) based IMO III gensets are extremely compact,” says Jacob Vierø, Sales Project Manager at Volvo Penta. “Not only that, our system offers greater efficiency, as they are designed from the start to work together. This ‘one stop shop’ approach allows us to package all the componentry tightly, ensuring easy installation and maintenance.”

    An IMO III solution for every application

    Volvo Penta offers an IMO III engine range for Volvo Penta IPS, Diesel Inboard, Marine Genset, and Auxiliary applications. Based on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust after-treatment technology, the robust solution is designed for the toughest of marine conditions. The IMO III solution has been adapted to meet demanding marine conditions and tested extensively at Volvo Penta’s research facilities, as well as in commercial customer applications.

    The big advantage of the SCR after-treatment system – fitted on the engines and gensets – is that it ensures high engine power and efficiency while reducing NOx by up to 75 percent. Additionally, the system is built to cope with high sulfur fuel and sustain high backpressure while maintaining engine efficiency and drivability.

    Based on a common engine platform this solution offers a complete system approach. It includes all functions and offers the convenience of a single point of contact and source of aftermarket support. It is type-approved and developed, certified, monitored, and maintained by Volvo Penta. Moreover, the installation is also flexible. As repowering can be a big part of the installation process, the utilization of machine room space has been Volvo Penta's priority.

    The company emphasizes easy installation, with the design of the SCR unit allowing for multiple configurations to compliment varied space needs. For easy installation, the SCR unit also features multiple outlets with robust bolt flanges. Lastly, operators benefit from a fully integrated system that allows the entire solution to be monitored from the Electronic Vessel Control System (EVC) or Marine Commercial Control (MCC) displays. The whole solution is optimized for ease of installation, operation, maintenance, and service.

    Turkish boat builder Sefine Shipyard has won a prestigious order to supply Norwegian operator Boreal with five electric ferries – each supported by two Volvo Penta D13 MG IMO III generator sets (gensets). The ferries will operate to-and-from the islands in the inner Oslo fjord and run sheduled services throughout the day. The Multi Maritime-designed vessels will each have a length of 35 metres, a beam of eight metres, and two passenger decks capable of accommodating up to 350 people.

    The ferries will be built under DNV-GL Classification regulations. And while truly electric, given today’s limitations in energy storage, should they need it, the vessels will be able to fall back upon range-extending power thanks to the best possible IMO III diesel solution from Volvo Penta. This will ensure schedules and passenger safety are never disturbed.

    The ferries will recharge at dockside where possible, with the batteries gaining additional electric propulsion provided by the Volvo Penta gensets as required. They are to be operated by Boreal subsidiary Boreal Sjø under a long-term contract signed with local transport authority Ruter. The new service will commence in November 2021 and is set to end in 2034.

    The new ferries are part of Norway’s stated intention to electrify all passenger transport on Norwegian waters. The boats will replace the current diesel fleet and, while not specifically conceived for the Volvo Penta range, have been designed to meet the latest IMO regulations. Volvo Penta’s Turkish team is helping with the installation and commissioning, made simpler by its compact design. The Volvo Penta gensets connect to the ferries’ own control systems and are approved to run on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO – EN 15940), a fossil-free fuel that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and particulate matter by up to 90 percent.

    Respected Turkish boatbuilder Sefine is racing to meet the contact’s tight deadline of having all five boats operational by 2022. Volvo Penta will start supplying its IMO III gensets later this year, with the last two gensets being delivered by mid-year 2021. Each generator set will supply 265 kWe electrical power.

    “This is a very exciting contract win for us,” says Mehmet Belibağlı, Volvo Penta’s Sales Manager, Marine Commercial in Turkey. “Working in Oslo’s fjords is prestigious and gives a high profile to Volvo Penta’s IMO III solution – and our ongoing ambitions to promote electrification and sustainable propulsion systems.”

    “Our Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) based IMO III gensets are extremely compact,” says Jacob Vierø, Sales Project Manager at Volvo Penta. “Not only that, our system offers greater efficiency, as they are designed from the start to work together. This ‘one stop shop’ approach allows us to package all the componentry tightly, ensuring easy installation and maintenance.”

    An IMO III solution for every application

    Volvo Penta offers an IMO III engine range for Volvo Penta IPS, Diesel Inboard, Marine Genset, and Auxiliary applications. Based on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust after-treatment technology, the robust solution is designed for the toughest of marine conditions. The IMO III solution has been adapted to meet demanding marine conditions and tested extensively at Volvo Penta’s research facilities, as well as in commercial customer applications.

    The big advantage of the SCR after-treatment system – fitted on the engines and gensets – is that it ensures high engine power and efficiency while reducing NOx by up to 75 percent. Additionally, the system is built to cope with high sulfur fuel and sustain high backpressure while maintaining engine efficiency and drivability.

    Based on a common engine platform this solution offers a complete system approach. It includes all functions and offers the convenience of a single point of contact and source of aftermarket support. It is type-approved and developed, certified, monitored, and maintained by Volvo Penta. Moreover, the installation is also flexible. As repowering can be a big part of the installation process, the utilization of machine room space has been Volvo Penta's priority.

    The company emphasizes easy installation, with the design of the SCR unit allowing for multiple configurations to compliment varied space needs. For easy installation, the SCR unit also features multiple outlets with robust bolt flanges. Lastly, operators benefit from a fully integrated system that allows the entire solution to be monitored from the Electronic Vessel Control System (EVC) or Marine Commercial Control (MCC) displays. The whole solution is optimized for ease of installation, operation, maintenance, and service.

    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.




2020 December 4

20:37 Jan De Nul starts construction of its 5,000 tonnes crane vessel Les Alizés
18:36 RORO carrier continues liner services after fast steel repairs at Niestern Sander
18:20 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg launches unified platform for data exchange with Russian Railways
18:06 Ørsted completes the construction of the largest in the Netherlands offshore wind farm
17:46 BIMCO: EU ship recycling regime improved but gaps remain
17:26 Hapag-Lloyd announces PSS from Far East to North Europe and Mediterranean
17:04 Zvezda Shipyard lays down shuttle tanker of ARC6 class
16:52 Lloyd's Register to acquire C-MAP Commercial from Navico Group
16:35 WDP builds multimodal mega-distribution centre in North Sea Port
16:05 Volkswagen powers car freighters with used oil from restaurants
15:24 Marvesa and Koole Terminals sign an agreement to build and use a new tank storage terminal in the Port of Rotterdam
15:09 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs grew by 7.6% in 2020
14:11 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to Kenya and Tanzania
13:45 Nefteflot lays down third cruise ship of Project PV20S
13:13 The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority approves the merger prospectus concerning the combination of Cargotec nd Konecranes
12:24 Kapitan Metsayk icebreaker arrives at Azov seaport
12:01 Austal Australia launches first of two cape class patrol boats for Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
11:40 Klaipėdos Nafta joins Lithuanian hydrogen platform
11:19 Bunker prices started decreasing at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:18 Odfjell SE agrees to acquire Lindsay Goldberg’s stake in Korea terminal
11:09 CMA CGM announces THC for import / export Finland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Belfast (UK)
10:55 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec.04
10:49 Port of Long Beach prioritizes dual transactions
10:37 NSR cargo traffic grew by 4.2% in 11M’2020
10:00 Online discussion of China’s inland shipping experience to continue on December 9 at joint PortNews/MEB webinar
09:26 Oil prices rise following OPEC+ meeting
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of December 3

2020 December 3

18:31 ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group and the Marshall Islands Registry JDP creates coating needing just one application
18:11 Lotos shipyard lays down two more dredgers of Project 93.159
18:03 Torqeedo powers Thailands first electric passenger ferry fleet
17:28 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers dry cargo carrier Alfa Mercury
17:06 Wärtsilä signs 5-year agreement with LMM for the main engines for two VLGCs
17:02 Bunker Weekly Outlook, Dec 03, 2020
16:50 The 1st Hackathon dedicated to innovation in the port sector in Morocco launches from December 18 to January 29
16:37 Timber and forestry products account for 24% of Riga port’s total turnover
16:05 Cargotec’s Board of Directors has decided to initiate a sales process for Navis software business
15:59 Rosatom to establish Marine Operations Headquarters for NSR
15:34 Port of Antwerp tightens regulations regarding byloads inside second-hand vehicles
15:22 Operation of unmanned navigation test basin on Neva river to continue next season
15:04 Maersk Tankers adds four Xihe-owned tankers to its pools
14:24 Equinor and SINTEF enter into a strategic collaboration agreement
14:02 Investment reaps rewards for Pilbara’s ports
13:40 Bunker market sees mixed price movements in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:02 Trafigura becomes a major investor in green hydrogen with H2 Energy
12:34 RF Government drafted decree on providing state support to construction of large-capacity ships
12:01 Busiest month for Port of King’s Lynn in five years
11:55 The study by HTC identifies almost 30 measures that can lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions in the Port of Hamburg
11:29 AS Tallink Grupp published its tatistics for November 2020
11:00 BW LPG enters into agreements to sell two vessels
10:35 Ships of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completed their visit to Sri Lanka
10:10 Rosmorport takes delivery of self-propelled hopper barge Morskaya
10:02 Soren Toft arrives at MSC as Chief Executive Officer
09:48 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec.03
09:29 Oil prices are slightly down
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of December 2

2020 December 2

18:37 Rolls-Royce acquires leading supplier of ship control systems Servowatch
18:05 Aker and MAN sign agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage applications with heat recovery
17:53 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs grew by 7% in 11M’20
17:20 Fincantieri finalizes new generation of thrusters
17:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia (incl. Japan) to North Europe and Mediterranean