Volvo Penta India won an order for 40 D12MH-350 engines from Sesa Goa for powering their iron ore barges which will ply in Mandovi & Zuari Rivers in Goa, on west coast of India. Volvo Penta is the first imported engine manufacturer in India to offer IRS (India Register of Shipping) approved engines. Sesa Goa is India’s largest producer and exporter of iron ore in the private sector. As a first phase of their fleet expansion plan Sesa Goa will induct 20 barges powered by Volvo Penta 2 x D12MH-350 engines. The IRS inspected engines will be delivered from October 2010 to March 2011. Volvo Penta is the first imported engine manufacturer in India to offer IRS approved engines. Sesa Goa themselves will build three barges and the balance will be built by Waterways shipyard, Goa and Vinayaga shipyard, Mumbai.
Fleet owner Sesa Goa
Exploitation 2600hrs per year.
Engines 2 x Volvo Penta D12MH-350HP @ 1800rpm.
Reverse Gear ZF W325