MAN Rollo has announced that it has developed three 480 ekW gas generator sets for the MS Helgoland ferry, which was recently taken into service.
The company supplied the gas generator sets to the Fassmer shipyard in Berne, Germany, where the ferry was built for shipping company Cassen Eils. The MS Helgoland is the first new ship in Germany that uses LNG as a fuel. As a result, soot particles are largely eliminated, and NOx and CO2 emissions are significantly reduced.
MAN Rollo Sales Manager, Karel Schuurman, said: “Our generator sets serve as auxiliary generators and can also be used as boost power for the main propulsion system […] We have used the new factory-developed MAN E3262 LE222 gas engines for the sets, which are perfectly in line with the environmental objectives of the client. They were developed on the basis of the lean-burn combustion process and are 100% gas-powered. The generator sets are also fully compliant with the requirements of the classification society DNV-GL.”
Schuurman added: “The customer is especially pleased with the load response of our engines […] We have the people, resources, knowledge and experience to play a leading role in the LNG market for marine engines and maritime applications. This first success motivates us to become even more active in this growing market.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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