Volvo Penta Engines Stipulated For Each Of Two 'Hybrid' Ships

Four units of Volvo Penta's newly developed 16-liter marine diesel, TAMD 162 type, have been specified for the diesel-electric propulsion plant in each of two "hybrid" ships. The Volvo Penta engines stipulated for each of these vessels are individually rated at 470 bhp (345 kw) at 1,800 rpm and will be coupled to generators of as yet unnamed make.

The 287-foot-long vessels, intended for trade between Lake Vaner and Gothenburg, have been ordered by the Rotterdam company Van Nievelt Goudriaan from the Rabenstein yard, near Nijmegen. They combine RO/RO and LO/LO modes with an oil cargo-carrying capability.

The TAMD 162 was unveiled in Trondheim recently at the Nor- Fishing 88 trade fair. Derived from a high displacement truck engine, it represents an upgrading of the Penta marine range and is aimed primarily at the market for small vessels and workboats with power requirements between 4400 and 600 bhp.

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