A 26 meter long and 13 meter wide barge will be built by the Greenbrier Marine shipyard in Portland, Oregon, for Clean Air Engineering – Maritime, Inc. (CAE-M), which develops and operates systems that remove diesel emissions from the auxiliary engines and boilers of ocean-going vessels while at berth or anchor.
he barge is a component of the METS-3 marine exhaust treatment system designed by Fassmer Technical Projects and CAE-M has plans to build additional units for operation at further California ports.
“It is more important than ever to develop innovative technologies that help reduce emissions in ports to an absolute minimum,” highlighted CAE-M president Nicholas Tonsich. “A number of factors had to be taken into account in the design of this next-generation CAE-M METS-3, which is why we were looking for a reliable partner to cooperate with.” added Tim Klaybor, managing director at Fassmer USA. “Schottel and Fassmer share a long-standing relationship.
The propulsion system, including the complete electrical package, which comprises electric motors, frequency drives as well as a portable control station, will be provided by Schottel. The main propulsion system will consist of two electrically-driven Schottel RudderPropellers type SRP 150 (400 kW each) featuring propeller diameters of 1.2 meters and they will run on biodegradable oils.