Pacific Power Group Supplies Marine Engines and Generators for New Harley Marine Barges
Volvo Penta engines reduce fuel costs, environmental impact
Pacific Power Group is finding more ways to help customers reduce their fuel consumption, decrease operational costs and lower their environmental impact using new Volvo Penta marine engines.
Recently Pacific’s marine division supplied fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly marine auxiliary engines for two new petroleum barges currently under construction at Vigor Industrial in Portland, OR for Seattle-based Harley Marine. The articulated tug barges are designed by Elliott Bay Design and will be 422 ft. long with 83,000 barrel capacity, which will make them among the largest vessels in the Harley fleet.
These new double-hull vessels will have two 400 horsepower Volvo Penta D13 MH marine engines packaged into cargo pump power units engineered and sold by Pacific Power Group. The D13 MH is a powerful EPA Tier 3 engine typically used for medium and heavy-duty marine commercial applications that offers reduced fuel consumption.
In addition, PPG has supplied three radiator-cooled D13 MG diesel generator sets and custom engineered paralleling switchgear that will be installed to provide up to 1188 kWe of power that will drive a nitrogen inert gas system. The Volvo Penta engines provide increased safety for operators by incorporating water cooled exhaust manifolds with radiator cooling to help maintain low surface temperatures and reduce fire hazard in compliance with ABS and SOLAS safety standards.
“Volvo Penta offers marine engines that can be ABS classed, are SOLAS compliant, and meet EPA Tier 3 emission standards without any exhaust after-treatment,” said Bill Mossey, Vice President of Pacific Power Group. “These are innovative marine products that address challenges and needs of the industry such as safety, durability, fuel economy, and emissions.”
Under construction at Vigor Industrial’s Portland location, the first new barge recently launched with the second barge engines and generator sets currently being prepared at the Pacific Power Group marine division facilities in Kent, Washington.