MAN Rollo to supply engines for new pilot boat

Written by Marine Log Staff
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MAN D2862LE438

Zoetermeer, Netherlands, headquartered MAN Rollo is to supply two MAN diesel engines, each developing 882 kW at 2,100 rpm, for a new pilot boat, which is being built for the Dutch Pilotage Service (Nederlands Loodswezen). The scope of delivery includes aftertreatment systems (SCR).

Next Generation Shipyards, Lauwersoog, was awarded the contract for the construction of the new pilot boat.

The greatest challenge that pilotage service presented was that the boat’s weight should be reduced from 54 t to 40 t, while retaining the functional properties including speed and sailing comfort.

The MAN engines helped to achieve this, thanks to their very good power-to-weight ratio and low levels of vibration and sound.

“MAN engines are actually a lot more compact and lighter than engines from other brands,” said Karel Schuurman, Manager Sales Marine Engines at MAN Rollo. “Due to the light weight, this new pilot boat can still achieve 28 knots with lower-power engines. This innovative approach reduces fuel consumption and substantially reduces CO2 emissions.The configuration of the engine with SCR meets the IMO Tier III emission requirements that will come into force on January 1,.2021. This is how we respond to future wishes.”

Initially one new pilot boat will be built and delivered on March 1, 2020. If this boat meets all of the specifications, the shipyard will receive an order later in 2020 to construct another two pilot boats to be delivered in 2021 and 2022. The Dutch Pilotage Service will use these boats to replace itstwenty-year-old Discovery Class vessels.

Type of engine: MAN D2862LE438

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