Strategic order for Volvo Penta. Complete engine deliveries for three tugs in the Ukraine

Volvo Penta has signed a strategically very important order for engines for the Ukraine. As a result of its extended product programme, Volvo Penta has been chosen as the complete engine supplier for a new series of tugs in the Ukraine. In all, this will involve deliveries of 15 diesel engines for three sister vessels which will be built in 2002.
Just over a year ago, when Volvo Penta extended its product programme in the marine commercial range to include new, large diesel engines with outputs of up to
1,700 kW, the aim was to be able to offer engines for larger vessels than before – vessels, which need propulsion engines as well as auxiliary engines to generate electric power on board ship.

Nowadays, both shipyards and owners are interested in reducing the number of suppliers and increasingly rigorous demands are also being imposed on engine producers.

“More and more of the players in this industry are choosing to work with engine suppliers who can offer them turn-key solutions. We shall be delivering engines for propulsion, generators and fire pumps for these three tugs. We shall also be delivering the entire propulsion system, including the thrusters, for the first boat that will be built,” explains Bertil Börjesson at Volvo Penta, project manager for the large marine diesel programme.

Volvo Penta has now received a strategically very important order worth around 30 million Swedish kronor from the Ukraine for the engines for a total of three multi-purpose tugs. These engines will be installed as follows:

  • Two 65-litre propulsion engines for each tug 
  • Two seven-litre engines for powering gen sets on board each boat 
  • One six-litre engine for operating the fire pumps on board each tug

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.

Technical data
Multi-purpose tugs

Overall length: 31.6 m
Width: 9.7 m
Draught: 3.1 m
Bollard pull: 45 tonnes
Free speed: 12 knots
Crew: 6
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
Ann-Charlotte Emegård