GE Transportation has secured an order from Oceaneering, a global oilfield engineered services and products provider, for its new 12-cylinder V250 marine diesel engine, which meets Ecomagination, EPA Tier 4i and IMO Tier III Emissions standards.
The order is the first received by the company for its engine and includes delivery of five new GE Transportation 12V250 marine diesel engines.
Launched recently at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, the V250 marine diesel engine offers increased power of 3,150kW at 900rpm and 3,500kW at 1,000rpm while maintaining low life-cycle cost, reliability and fuel efficiency.
Oceaneering will use the engines as part of the gensets to power its new subsea support vessel, model MT6022, which is designed by Marin Teknikk and is being built by BAE Systems.
Cummins Mid-South, a distributor of GE, will integrate the engines into the gensets and will deliver them to BAE Systems for installation in the vessel.
The elimination of the need for a urea-based after-treatment emissions reduction system, selective catalytic reduction system (SCR), allows space for cargo and tank space.
In order to avoid the need for an SCR system, GE developed technologically advanced L250 and V250 engines that require no supplemental fluids or equipment for after-treatment emissions.
GE Marine general manager John Manison said they are pleased about the first sale for their newest diesel engine product line to Oceaneering.
"Our new technology enables our customers to meet upcoming emission compliance requirements without exhaust after-treatment as well as to reduce both capital and operating expenses," Manison added.