Pon Power secures record-breaking contractCompany News // May 29, 2014
Pon Power Scandinavia has been contracted by ALP Maritime Services and Ulstein Design & Solutions to provide engines and gensets to four ocean-going AHTS.
Designed to tow large structures over long distances, the design of the ALP Future-class tugs was developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions in close cooperation with ALP Maritime Services. The vessels are of SX157 design, with a 300 tonne bollard pull.
Trond Skaufel, Managing Director for Pon Power Scandinavia, said the contract is a milestone for the company. “We are excited to be a part of this project and congratulate both ALP Maritime Services and Ulstein Design & Solutions on the development of these remarkable vessels,” he said.
Tor Arne Grötting, Supply Chain Manager for Ulstein Design & Solutions, said: "We are very familiar with the Cat gensets and together with the owner, we concluded that the Pon Power engine package where these gensets are combined with the MaK 600 rpm engines was the right solution for the vessels." To generate the necessary power for these vessels, ALP Maritime Services and Ulstein Design & Solutions selected 18,000kW MaK 9M32C engines.
Under the terms of the contract, Pon Power Scandinavia will provide four main engines and gensets for all four vessels.
Pon Power will also supply three CAT C32 auxiliary gensets and one emergency CAT C9 genset per vessel to provide additional power and redundancy.