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Powering a new 144-car Washington State Ferry

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Our marine team is supplying four diesel generator sets for a new Olympic-class ferry named the Suquamish that is currently under construction for Washington State Ferries. Three Volvo Penta D13 keel-cooled ship service generators each will supply 341 kWe of power to the ferry. Our team also supplied a Volvo Penta D13 radiator-cooled emergency generator set rated at 365 kWe.

The engine packages are EPA Tier 3 commercial emissions certified, making them environmentally-friendly, and are assembled on a custom-fabricated steel skid made by our Kent Marine team. The work of our Marine team will be vital to the ferry’s operation as it provides transportation throughout the Puget Sound area.

The Suquamish is currently under construction at Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard. The new ferry is being built as part of a program to replace four of the state’s ferries that are more than 50 years old. Delivery for the project is planned for mid-2018.