Kongsberg Develops Green Ship ERS

24 October 2010 (Last Updated October 24th, 2010 18:30)

Kongsberg Maritime's simulation and training department has developed a green ship engine room simulator (ERS) based on the 12RT-flex 82C low-speed common-rail engine. The Norwegian technology firm said the model simulates an exhaust converter of the selective catalytic reduction type,

Kongsberg Maritime’s simulation and training department has developed a green ship engine room simulator (ERS) based on the 12RT-flex 82C low-speed common-rail engine.

The Norwegian technology firm said the model simulates an exhaust converter of the selective catalytic reduction type, cutting NOx emissions by 90%.

The ERS was designed for a 4,800 TEU boxship with a reefer capacity of 800 and an operating speed of 26kn.

The system’s propulsion machinery is adapted for all ambient temperature conditions, ranging from Arctic (-40°C) to tropical (45°C), allowing for new trading routes.

The new model is based on the Wartsila Engine Control System, which triggers the electro-hydraulic rail valves for the respective functions, according to motorship.com.