More orders for Bergen diesel enginesNews // June 14, 2006
Rolls-Royce has secured a number of recent references for the Bergen engine.
Rolls Royce has secured a number of significant orders for its Bergen diesel engines in recent months, including several that meet very demanding environmental requirements. Some will power Rolls-Royce designed UT vessels and a number of notable third party contracts have also been signed as well.
The V-version of the B32:40 long stroke engine is now in production, and the first V12 unit will be installed in a Rolls-Royce designed fishing vessel. A number of other engines of this type will also be delivered to newbuild offshore service vessels over the coming months, including two B32:40 V12P units for the Olympic Shipping UT712L vessel being built at Aker Soviknes.
Rolls-Royce has also recently secured a major offshore order to supply engines for a number of Aker Drilling semi-submersible rigs. This contract could include up to 32 B32:40 V12A type generator sets, if all options are exercised.
Environmental considerations are a top priority for Rolls-Royce in its engine development work and this is reflected in the B32:40 V12P engines which will be delivered later in the year for a UT786CD anchor handler under construction for Havila.
As the type name indicates, this vessel will meet the classification society’s Clean Design requirements which impose strict limits on NOx emissions. While B32:40 engines that meet Clean Design requirements are available now, equivalent C-Series engines will be included in the Rolls-Royce production schedule from the 2nd quarter of 2008.
Lean burn gas engine versions of the KVGS-16 and -12 type are also in production. In particular, Rolls-Royce is now manufacturing Bergen engines with V12 and V16 configuration for a series of LNG-fuelled double ended ferries being built for Norwegian coastal routes.
A number of UT-Design offshore vessels have also been ordered with Rolls-Royce Bergen engines and they will feature an SCR exhaust clean-up system.
As a result, these vessels, which are to be chartered to environmentally sensitive oil companies, will have exceptionally low NOx emission levels.