Making a total of 15 engines, six of which are the largest in Volvo Penta’s large marine diesel programme and nine of which are six- to seven-litre engines.
“This order is an excellent illustration of what we can achieve with our new and more extensive product programme in the marine commercial market,” says Bertil Börjesson.
The tugs, which are more than 30 metres long, will also be used as fire-fighting vessels. These boats will be stationed in Yuzhny, which is situated in the Odessa region in southern Ukraine and is one of the most important ports on the Black Sea.
The first vessels in the series with Volvo Penta engines is currently being built at one of Europe’s largest shipyards, Chernomorsky Shipbuilding in Nikolayev in the Ukraine. The engines for the first vessel, which will be completed during the first half of 2002, will be delivered at the end of January. The other two vessels will be built before the end of 2002.
Overall length: 31.6 m
Width: 9.7 m
Draught: 3.1 m
Bollard pull: 45 tonnes
Free speed: 12 knots
Classified according to the requirements of the Russian RMOS
Propulsion: 2 x Volvo Penta D65A MT, each with an output of 1,380 kW at 1,650 rpm
Electricity generators: 2 x Volvo Penta TAMD74A, each with an output of 150 kW at 1,500 rpm
Fire pump: 1 x TAMD63L with an output of 228 kW at 2,800 rpm
Shipyard: Chernomorsky Shipbuilding, Nikolayev, Ukraine
Ordered by: Seaport Yuzhny, Ukraine
For additional information, please contact:
Ann-Charlotte Emegård, AB Volvo Penta
Tel: +46 31 668 418