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Fleet & Vessel Optimization
W hen Volvo Penta supplied the main propulsion system for the M/V Ted Kayser, a new 60-foot pushboat christened at the end of 2012, it was
Allemand Industries, Inc., the Volvo Penta Regional Power
Center in Harvey, LA, that oversaw the installation. De- signed by Entech & Associates of Houma and constructed by Eymard Marine Construction and Repair of Harvey,
M/V Ted Kayser today operates with two Volvo Penta D16 engines, each providing continuous 650 hp at 1800 RPM.
The engines drive a pair of Rolls-Royce four-bladed stain- less steel propellers through Twin Disc MGX5222 5.04:1 marine gears.
Since the vessel was commissioned, it has put more than 6,000 hours of service on the engines. Documented aver- age fuel consumption runs between 4.01-4.38 gallons per hour per engine. According to Volvo Penta, and compared to other vessels performing the same work, the pushboat consumes about 180-200 fewer gallons daily, resulting in fuel savings of about $1,000 per day. The annual savings are easy to calculate.
Volvo Penta Penetrates the Workboat Sector
Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas, told MarineNews in February, “We see tremendous growth
Gulf Coast Workboat Repowered Gulf Coast Workboat Repowered with Volvo Penta Diesels
Based on impressive fuel consumption and performance results from the Volvo Penta engines installed in a new-construction pushboat, the operator decided to repower one of its older vessels with the same D16 engine package.
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