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Amelie is absolutely suf? cient. The col- ner said: “We are very happy that the ? rst Mahinde Abeynaike, CEO at Nauticor, We gladly support these endeavours lected data showed that the reconstruct- ? ll of LNG functioned so smoothly here concluded: “With the conversion of the and look forward to continuing our col- ed 8L48/60B at 65 to 75% load at about in Bremerhaven. Here our thanks are Wes Amelie the Wessel Reederei cre- laboration, particularly before the back- 23% of the vessels operating time runs once more expressed to the port security ates important pioneer work for the suc- ground that in 2018 we will receive our and at 25 to 50% at about 43% - values Bremerhaven, the Harbor Master’s Of- cessful establishment of natural gas as a second bunker boat in order to ensure which ? t perfect into the output pro? le ? ce and the LNG supplier Nauticor.” fuel in the container shipping segment. supplies to our customers.” of the 51/60DF. If we look at the maxi- mum output of the 8L48/60Bs the op- erating time is about 75%. Our journey takes the vessel from Rotterdam, passing the Kiel Canal to different Baltic ports and back to Rotterdam. We bunker pre- ferred LNG in Rotterdam – but the fu- ture will show if there are other possible
LNG-terminals will exist to take LNG in the Baltic area. The LNG storage will last, at 100% load, for about seven days, according a distance of about 2.500 sm – but we never operate under full load.”
MAN Diesel & Turbo supplied all re- quired engine and selected system com- ponents as well as the engineering part to convert the former heavy-fuel-oil com-
DISCOVER THE patible engine to adapt it to run on liquid and gaseous fuels.
Most the engine components of the
POWER OF combustion chamber as well as the at- tachments have been exchanged: Cylin- der liner with water-jacket area, piston,
FLEET XPRESS piston rings and the cylinder heads. This is necessary because of the cylinder di- ameter increase from 48 to 51 cm. Fur- thermore all injection components were
EXPECT MORE exchanged respectively newly added.
The pilot oil system, which is required for the gas use, was complete new installed.
To realize new timings at the 51/60DF
Inmarsat’s new maritime satellite engine new cams as well as new turbo- service guarantees you a previously charger components were installed. The
XQDFKLHYDEOHSDFNDJHRIEHQHoWV control of the dual-fuel engine 51/60DF is more complex compared to the heavy-
Experience exceptional performance, fuel-oil engine. Hence, engine sensors simplicity and reliability - wherever must be converted respectively re-instru- you operate in the world.
mentation was necessary.
MAN supplied all relevant components for the gas use and the pilot oil module on the installation side. TGE Marine Gas
Engineering supplied tank and the re- quired LNG-periphery between tank and main engine.
The First LNG-Fill
The initial LNG-? lling took place in
Bremerhaven by the Hamburg based company Nauticor. Four trucks supplied the LNG. “Thanks to the very good co- operation between ships-crew, the port
CONTINUOUS GUARANTEED CONTROLLED FULLY MANAGED BUSINESS
CONNECTIVITY PERFORMANCE COSTS SERVICE APPLICATIONS team of Bremenports as well with our own experts, the ? rst -? ll was extremely successful,” said Sonja Neßhöver, MD
Powering global connectivity
LNG Portfolio at Nauticor.
Wessels Reederei is forerunner with the use of methane in a container feeder vessel in north-western Europe.
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