Kooiman Develops LNG Inland Pusher

September 16, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LR-Approved Design Calls for Wärtsilä 20DF Engines

Netherlands-based Kooiman Marine has developed a push boat with a liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel propulsion system. The design is Lloyds Register- and CCNR/Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine-approved, Kooiman says.

Kooiman Marine designers have opted for dual fuel engines and a highly efficient hull design for their proposed LNG push boat.

Kooiman Marine designers have opted for dual fuel engines and a highly efficient hull design for their proposed LNG push boat.

“The newly designed push boat has four Wärtsilä 6L20 Dual Fuel engines plus a DF auxiliary engine,” the company said. The main engines are protected by a double-walled gas fuel system to reduce a engine room hazards.

The design employs batteries to store a surplus of power for sailing upstream, and enabling a downstream trip on only two engines using stored power for ship systems.

Retractable Flanking Wings

“It is not only the LNG installation that will reduce emissions dramatically,” states a Kooiman release: “The four-propulsion-line concept with larger overall propeller diameter, tunnel shaped hull and a complete novel design of retractable flanking wings will add another 16% to total ship’s efficiency, that also will reduce emissions on both sides of the chain. (fuel production and consumption).”

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Source: Kooiman Marine with HHP Insight follow-up

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