GE Marine to supply marine diesel engines to Norway’s Bastø Fosen

12 February 2015 (Last Updated February 12th, 2015 18:30)

Marine propulsion system provider GE Marine has been selected by Norwegian shipping company Bastø Fosen to provide the marine diesel engines for its new and re-powered vessels.

Marine propulsion system provider GE Marine has been selected by Norwegian shipping company Bastø Fosen to provide the marine diesel engines for its new and re-powered vessels.

Under the contract, GE Marine will provide six eight-cylinder, in-line engines for three new ferries and two 16-cylinder V engines for two existing vessels, Bastø I and Bastø II.

Bastø Fosen CFO Stein Andre Herigstad said: "We chose the new GE Marine engines for their ability to meet IMO Tier III emissions requirements without urea after treatment.

"We chose the new GE Marine engines for their ability to meet IMO Tier III emissions requirements without urea after treatment."

"We value their reliability and low fuel consumption."

The re-powered vessels are expected to start operation in early 2016, while the delivery of new ferries is scheduled later in the year.

GE Marine general manager Afra Gerstenfeld said: "We look forward to providing our advanced technology IMO Tier III solution, which operates more efficiently and meets the most stringent global environmental regulations to date."

A study conducted by naval engineering and architectural firm Jensen Maritime revealed that GE’s engines require 75% less engine room space than other solutions and also provide a 75% weight reduction.

Recently, GE Marine received US EPA Tier 4 certification for its 12-cylinder V250 marine diesel engine and it is currently working to achieve US EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier III certification for its entire family of V250 and L250 marine diesel engine models.