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MAN Rollo to provide LNG generator sets for crane vessel

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MAN Rollo has announced that it will provide three LNG generator sets for the Werkendam crane vessel.

Van Oord is currently constructing the vessel at Neptune Shipyards in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. It is the first LNG-powered vessel for both Van Oord and the shipyard.

Karel Schuurman, Sales Manager Marine Engines at MAN Rollo, said: “We want to make a difference in the market for environmentally friendly applications. Our knowledge and experience in gas engines will certainly contribute to the acceptance of LNG in the maritime industry. Van Oord chose our LNG generator sets for the hybrid propulsion of the Werkendam. That is an acknowledgment of our leading role in this area.”

Combined, the three generator sets will provide a 1.425 KW power supply. A 38 m3 LNG storage tank will be located on the rear deck, ensuring that there is sufficient fuel to sail and operate for two weeks without having to stop to refuel.

Michiel Buné, Project Manager at Neptune Shipyards, said: “This new propulsion created new challenges especially in terms of space because of the LNG tank and the additional safety features (Emergency Shutdown System, ESD). Together with MAN Rollo we've been able to solve these issues effectively.”

The generator sets that MAN Rollo will provide to Van Oord is the company’s second LNG order. Prior to this, MAN Rollo supplied three identical LNG generator sets for the environmentally friendly ferry Helgoland, which is operated by Cassen Eils and been in service for nearly 1.5 years.

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