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NB 743 is on her way to Papenburg
NB 743 has already passed the Kielercanal and is now heading towards papenburg, Germany, for outfitting.Read more »
Installing propulsion train
Propulsion train for the first EcoCoaster (NB 742) has been delivered and is currently being installed. ABC main engine, suitable for running on MGO and Liquid Bio Oil. Renk gearbox with two clutches and PTO / PTI / PTH.
This EcoCoaster is an extremely energy efficient dry cargo carrier, capable of using alternative fuel, Eco fuel. The new vessels will meet all the maritime environmental regulations coming into force in next few years, and in many cases will even exceed them. The delivery of the first vessel is due at the end of August, 2016 and the second will follow three months later.
The EcoCoaster is designed to cause considerably less environmental impact than conventional dry cargo vessels. The hull and machinery of the new buildings are optimized to the speed of 10,5 knots in open water conditions. Power required for Ice Class 1A is achieved by a diesel electric driven booster unit. The aim is to almost halve the fuel consumption compared to conventional dry cargo vessels of similar type and size, and therefore also cut emissions remarkably. The vessels will be equipped with a dual fuel system, main engine ABC 8DZC being suitable for biofuel and MGO.