The first IMO Tier III certified tugboat, in Europe, is about to be constructed. Namely, Caterpillar Marine informed that Uzmar Workboat and Tug Factory will built the vessel. The tugboat will be powered with engines, and generators with Selective Catalytic Reactor systems to comply with IMO Tier III certification requirements.
Caterpillar Marine presented its new LNG test bed for gas-fueled engines at its facility in Kiel. The company says that this LNG preparation unit is ‘the first of its kind’ and comprises of an LNG tank and a gas preparation unit, both in 40 ft container size both developed and provided by Marine Service GmbH, Hamburg.
Caterpillar has announced that the first Cat Marine engines and generator sets to be produced at the company’s plant in Tianjin, China are being prepared for delivery. Caterpillar Tianjin Ltd (CTL) is said to become the group’s second global center for marine engines and genset production from February 2017.
Caterpillar Marine dual fuel engines have been ordered for four new cruise ships currently under construction at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg (Germany) and Turku (Finland) shipyards.
CMA CGM, DNV GL and GTT have signed a cooperation agreement with new project participants ABB, Caterpillar’s Solar Turbines, and OMT for phase two of the PERFECt project, during SMM Trade Fair, in Hamburg this week.
Caterpillar offers LNG solutions for cruise lines and commercial operators through its MaK™ branded products for the design and production of LNG-fuelled propulsion systems. These new purpose-designed systems are available for a range of ship types while the engine maker’s existing marine diesel engines have been successfully modified for dual-fuel use.
MaK™ and Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence are working with DNV GL to offer Survey Arrangement Machinery Condition Monitoring to help ship owners move to a condition-based maintenance strategy that identifies potential problems prior to failure and reduces costs incurred by excessive maintenance.
Caterpillar Marine Asset cooperate with SpecTec to reduce ship maintenance costs by enabling unnecessary maintenance to be deferred for shipboard equipment that is operating properly and identifying potential issues for action before a failure negatively impacts operations.
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