Caterpillar Marine Power Systems was recently selected to provide combined propulsion systems for two Scandlines ferry newbuilds. The two ferries will each be equipped with 5x MaK 9 M 32 C engines with Cat Common Rail. Each M 32 C engine produces 4500 kW at 600 r/min for 22 500 kW of total power per vessel. The engines are optimized for smokeless operation and reduced nitrogen emission levels, which fulfill IMO 2 requirements, according to Caterpillar.
Cat Common Rail incorporates electronically controlled, fully flexible injectors capable of injecting all fuels standardized according to ISO 8217 requirements, enabling combustion and low emissions at all levels, Caterpillar said. Cat Common Rail can also be retrofitted on the M 32 C.
Keel laying began in June 2010 at the P & S Werften Stralsund yard in Germany. Both vessels will be delivered to Scandlines in 2012. The two ferries will operate between Rostock, Germany, and Gedser, Denmark.