MAN powered specialised fishing vessel

10 Dec 2013

Norwegian shipping company Nyholmen, part of Hansen Dahl, has chosen MAN Diesel & Turbo main and auxiliary four stroke engines for its newbuild 77.25m purse seiner/trawler.

The Kvannøy will be constructed at the Karstensens shipyard in Skagen, Denmark and is due for delivery in June 2015.

Birger Dahl Jnr, Hansen Dahl, said: “Our vessels operate in a tough environment and the power solution is obviously critical. Hansen Dahl has always been very loyal to MAN engines an earlier Alpha propulsion systems simply because they are reliable and give us the power we require.”

Nyholmen and Karstensens have chosen a hybrid propulsion package for the new vessel that features a 600 kW/cyl MAN 6L32/44CR main engine.

The order specifies an MAN Alpha VBS1020 propeller (ø4,200 mm) with an AHT propeller nozzle and an option for a rudder bulb. MAN Diesel & Turbo will also supply its newly developed Alphatronic 3000 propulsion control system, including the ECO Speed Pilot for optimal voyage planning and speed setting.

Two MAN 9L16/24 GenSets (each delivering 940 kWe) will deliver auxiliary power for the hybrid propulsion system, which is a remarkably powerful setup and the first time MAN medium-speed powered GenSets have been employed aboard a fishing vessel of this size.

This newbuilding will be the fourth Hansen Dahl vessel eqipped with MAN propulsion equipment.

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