Caterpillar working on Fure West LNG conversion

Caterpillar Marine informed it is working on another dual fuel engine retrofit conversion onboard the 472 foot Fure West tanker, owned by Furetank Rederi.

The MaK M 43 C diesel engine onboard the tanker will be retrofitted in hull to the 7 cylinder M 46 dual fuel platform, with each cylinder offering 900 kW of rated power.

Additionally, Caterpillar is also supplying the complete gas system for the tanker, including bunker stations, 2x LNG tanks measuring 4.15 meters by 24 meters and the vaporizer, the company said in a statement.

This project, backed by the European Union and developed with the Zero Vision Tool, will mark the second MaK engine dual fuel retrofit.

In 2014, Caterpillar completed the dual fuel engine retrofit conversion on the Anthony Veder Coral Anthelia LNG carrier.


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