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 August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

‘Green’ Hybrid-powered Research Vessel Christened

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk christened a larger, “greener” new research vessel on Friday, September 26 in preparation for launching a new era in examining,

Nigerian Customer Orders Ninth Damen Dredger

A Nigerian customer has added its ninth Damen dredger to its fleet. The Cutter Suction Dredger type CSD500 was chosen due to the availability of Damen Field Services in Nigeria,

Power and Endurance Ready for Austrailian Waters

Wamalhanha is the final newbuild in a series of six tugs of the Robert Allan Design, RAstar 3200 where her main duties will be terminal activities, escort duties, ship assist, towage duties.

Bulk Carrier Trends

'Flag Zannis' Delivered

The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited announced that COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd ("COSCO Dalian"), a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co.

New Portal Crane for Schwedenkai Intermodal Handling

Port of Kiel invests in hinterland rail links. A new portal crane has arrived at Kiel’s Schwedenkai Intermodal Terminal, meaning that trains involved in rail-ship

US River Infrastructure Near breaking Point

With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity,

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.2101 sec (5 req/sec)