Caterpillar to supply engines for Kleven OCV

04 Dec 2013

MaK engines have been selected to power an Østensjø Rederi newbuild set for delivery in spring 2016, to be constructed by Kleven Shipyard in Norway.

The large offshore construction vessel, is being specifically designed and built for the Greater North Sea conditions. The propulsion system consists of two MaK 8 M32 E generating sets with a power output of 4,400kW each, two MaK 6 M32 E at 3, 300kW each and two MaK 6 M20 C at 1,140kW each. The latest M 32 E engines boast an increased power rating of 550kW/cylinder at 720/750rpm.

The OCV features Caterpillar-designed variable speed electric generator sets integrated into a floating frequency electric drive system. A Cat C18 emergency generator with a capacity of 425kW is integrated into the machinery system. Norwegian Cat dealer Pon Power led Caterpillar Marine’s efforts on the sale.

“We’re pleased the new high performance M 32 E power solutions have been selected for such a significant project in the Norwegian offshore sector as it is an ideal platform to drive variable speed diesel-electric systems,” said Alexander Kohse, Caterpillar Marine offshore segment manager. “The combined MaK platforms will provide the vessel with unmatched power as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions.”

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