New Four-Cycle Marine Workboat Engine Package

Friday, September 24, 1999
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. recently combined efforts with Detroit Diesel and Hollywood Marine to test a new four-cycle V12-2000 series commercial marine workboat engine package. Advantages of the more compact and durable 2000 series four-cycle engine, include reduced fuel and oil consumption and a noticeably quieter engine due to its triple-wall exhaust system. The new style triple-wall exhaust system also reduces engine room heat. Another advantage of the new series 2000 series engine is that the engine is emission certified, and will meet the future emission requirements of the year 2000 and beyond. "The new Detroit Diesel four-cycle engine is an environmentally friendly marine package, which offers unsurpassed dependability, low operational costs and high customer satisfaction," said Don Gollott, of Stewart & Stevenson's marine engine sales. "Due to increased pollution controls and competition in inland marine transportation, an engine's fuel economy, ease of maintenance and durability is going to be the true measure of success for any engine." Willie Monson, Hollywood Marine, Inc.'s maintenance and repair department general manager, said, "The 2000 series reduces the rpm and achieves the desired tow speed, plus reduces the fuel burn dramatically. On average, the engine's rpm hit 1,600, when using about 16 gal. per engine per hour, and running just under eight mph, all the while, pushing 60,000 barrel tows." Already aboard towboat J.E. O'Donnell, the 2000 series engine is currently propelling O'Donnell along Texas and Louisiana waterways. The pushboat's 24-year veteran captain, Ray Hubbird, claims the engine's performance is nothing sort of remarkable. "As soon as you back away from the dock, you notice the engine's increased horsepower. But the first thing you notice about the engine is the quietness. We're on the boat 24 hours a day, so when you can hear a television show, or have a converation, you've got a happier crew," Captain Hubbird said. As for the engine's low operating costs, the new 12V-2000 engine's oil consumption runs about a half-gal. for two engines every 24 hours, and fuel consumption hits 16 gal. per engine per hour. "I can definitely see how the engine will pay for itself after awhile," said Captain Hubbird. Aside from their increased cost-effectiveness and durability, the V12-2000 series engines are equipped with Detroit Diesel DDEC control systems and are year 2000 compliant.
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Reports: Brazilian Tycoon Batista Investigated For Financial Crimes

Brazils federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering,

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

Keel-Laid for Navy's 10th LCS at Austal Yard

The Navy and Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the future 'USS Gabrielle Giffords', the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., informs

Bulk Carrier Trends

Commodity Giant Steps out of the Shadows

A detailed new case study scrutinizing the risk-management Swiss-based Trafigura is the latest effort to "demystify" the once-secretive commodity trading industry,

Cargill to Buy 100,000mt of Certified Ivorian Cocoa

U.S. agribusiness trader Cargill aims to purchase 100,000 metric tons of certified Ivorian cocoa this season, up slightly from 95,000 metric tons last season, West

Ice Hurts March’s Lakes Ore Shipments

Massive, thick ice formations on the Great Lakes limited iron ore shipments in March to 1.1 million tons, a decrease of 43 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.1102 sec (9 req/sec)