Kooiman Develops LNG-Powered Inland Vessel
Kooiman Marine Group has developed a push boat with an LNG duel fuel propulsion system. The design of the push boat is fully CCNR (Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine), ADN and Lloyds Register approved.
The newly designed push boat has four Wärtsilä 6L20 Dual Fuel engines plus a DF auxiliary engine. The main engines have a double-walled gas fuel system to ensure a hazardous free engine room arrangement, and the four propulsion lines concept with shaft generators combined with batteries to store a surplus of power whilst sailing upstream enable a downstream trip on only two engines using the stored power for ship’s systems.