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Bolier completes first MaK dual-fuel retrofit

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In collaboration with Caterpillar/MaK, Bolier has converted an existing 6M43C engine to a 6M46 Dual Fuel onboard Anthony Veder’s Coral Anthelia LNG carrier.

In 2012 and 2013, Anthony Veder built four new ethylene carriers fitted with MaK 6M43C propulsion engines. The fourth carrier was already at an advanced stage when the decision was made to convert the existing engine to a dual-fuel engine.

Karl Vollrath, Caterpillar Marine Customer Service Manager, said: “Caterpillar is firmly committed to providing sustainable, flexible solutions that enhance our customers operations. We’re proud of the collaborative effort between Anthony Veder, MaK dealer Bolier and our engineering team to successfully achieve a beneficial industry milestone […] As an LNG carrier operating in waters impacted by SECA regulations, the Coral Anthelia will be able to optimise its performance utilising LNG, heavy fuel oil or diesel.”

The six cylinder M46 DF engine, with each cylinder offering 900 kW of rated power, meets the latest IMO III standards. The engine offers optimal flexibility for ships operating in emission controlled areas, as well as less regulated areas.

The project was successfully completed in collaboration with partners such as Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, Anthony Veder, and Caterpillar.

Coral Anthelia has now completed her first voyage on LNG.

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