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Electrifying Commercial Shipping

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024

bringing fresh thinking to traditional design...

For decades, multi-purpose and container ship designs have relied on one large diesel engine as the primary power source. Engineered to operate in harsh and often unpredictable environments marine generators from Volvo Penta are a perfect fit for electrifying commercial shipping. By bringing fresh thinking to traditional Marine Commercial design, Thecla Bodewes Shipyards and Volvo Penta have been able to deliver a lower emissions vessel with a better layout to Vertom.

MV Vertom Patty is a mid-sized, multipurpose vessel much like any other, traversing the world with an array of cargo. But take a closer look at the 7,000-ton vessel and there’s a notable design feature that sets it apart. Bringing fresh thinking to traditional Marine Commercial design, instead of large diesel engines, MV Vertom Patty uses an array of four Volvo Penta Marine Genset type D13B-E MG (FE) power 400kW at 1800rpm for Diesel Electric propulsion delivering an impressive reduction in CO2 emissions of 30% compared with a traditional diesel equivalent. But most importantly for Vertom, they offer significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions, without losing power or performance. 

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