More Cummins Engines for Argentina

Monday, June 09, 2008
Photos courtesy of Eduardo L. Iglesias andDistribuidora Cummins S.A.

On May 31 this year, the shipyard Astillero Naval Federico Contessi y Cia. christened and launched a new coastal fishing vessel. The BP Porto Belo I is a design owned by the shipyard and was built for the owners, Marma MDQ S.A..
The new trawler is 24,07 x 6,7 meters with a depth of 3,10 meters and has a draft of 2,72 meters.
The main engine is a Cummins KTA19M3 delivering 600 hp at 1800 rpm to a Twin Disc MG 5222 DC marine gear with 6,1:1 reduction and turning a four-blade KA-470 propeller.
The Cummins KTA19M3 is provided with the Centry controller. Centry is an electronic control system compatible with the Cummins PT fuel injection pump. Centry increases the Cummins PT fuel injection pump characteristics with the following features: an electronic throttle, improved governing capability, over speed protection, self diagnostics and electronic service tools with adjustable features and digital displays.
A Cummins 6CTA8.3-G2 provides hydraulic and electrical power and a Cummins 4BT3.9-G4 powers a 60 kVA gen-set. The vessel has accommodation for up to 10 crewmembers and a hold capacity for 67 tons of fish.
Located at the of , about 400 km south of , Astillero Naval Federico Contessi y Cia. has a long history as new ship and repair shipyard. The Prototype 23 AC/LL is the building N? 108 and the vessel was checked and approved by Argentine Coast Guard authorities and by RINA.
The engines were supplied by Cummins .
The installation and the sea trials were supported by MuHnos S.R.L..

MuHnos. S.R.L. is the Cummins dealer at area.


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