Tognum to Supply Engines for New Ferry

Friday, June 05, 2009

The propulsion system and power generation specialist, Tognum, has won a contract for its Engines business unit from the Australian shipyard Austal to supply four large diesel engines. The 20V 8000 M71L-model MTU engines, each capable of 9,100 kW (12,376 PS), will provide the main propulsion for the new catamaran ferry Jean de la Valetta operated by Virtu Ferries from Malta. The vessel will also use four on-board gensets powered by S60 engines. Virtu Ferries operates high-speed catamaran ferry services between Italy and Malta.

The MTU propulsion system will take the twin-hulled, aluminum “Austal Auto Express 107”-Type vessel and its cargo of 800 passengers, 230 automobiles and 342 truck-lane metres up to a service speed of approximately 39 knots. After commissioning in 2010, the ship will be one of Europe’s largest catamaran ferries.

The new contract represents the latest step in the long-standing and successful cooperation between the Tognum Group and Austal shipyards. Up to the present, 44 large diesels in the 8000 engine series have been fitted in a wide range of Austal vessels such as the Hawaii Superferry catamarans and the trimaran Benchijigua Express.

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

Four Rescued from Boat Fire in California

U.S. Coast Guard and firefighter crews helped rescue four people from a boat fire Tuesday afternoon in Alameda, Calif.   Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command

Engine Refit for Mersey Pilot Boat

James Troop supplies two new Volvo Penta engines to upgrade Mersey pilot boat   Merseyside-based engine specialist James Troop & Co has secured a deal to supply

Eastern Launches Second MPSV for Hornbeck

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has launched the second of two 302’x76’x26’ multipurpose service vessels in the HOSMPSV 310ES series for Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC.

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1147 sec (9 req/sec)