MTU received an order for eight Series 4000 Ironmen gensets from the China-based Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC), a heavy-duty equipment manufacturer.
The gensets will power two 99m multi-purpose vessels owned by the Dutch company Boskalis which owns one of the biggest and most modern fleets in the world.
Each vessel will be powered by two 12V 4000 M33S and two 16V 4000 M33S Ironmen gensets capable of delivering 7,000 kWe while running simultaneously.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors.
The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection.
Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services through SMIT and also has strategic partnerships in the Middle East (Archirodon) and in offshore services (Smit Lamnalco). The company holds important home market positions in and outside of Europe.
Boskalis has a versatile fleet of over 1,100 units and operates in around 65 countries across six continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has approximately 14,000 employees.
Dredging Today Staff, December 7, 2011; Image: Boskalis