383 September 2006
Another Immaculate Inland Water Vessel for Netherland
The inland waterways vessels of the Netherlands have long been noted for their clean design and building. The latest addition to the nation's fleet, the Willem-D belonging to Derksen family, clearly indicates that this justly earned reputation is continuing. The 110-meter by 10-5 meter inland dry cargo vessel was recently christened in the Netherlands. The vessel's hull was built in China by Yizheng Ianhai Shipping Fixing Production Co. Ltd and supplied by Combi International B.V. of Holland. The vessel was completed and delivered from Bayens B.V. in Raamsdonksveer Holland.
This is the second Cummins powered vessel for the Derksen family. A single Cummins KTA50-M2 rated for 1600 bhp at 1800 RPM turning into a Reintjes WAF 664 L with 5.571:1 reduction powers the new boat. The engine is soft mounted in an immaculate space with the large blanketed muffler exiting out the stern to keep exhaust away from the accommodation area. Two Cummins 4BT3.9G powered 64 kVA generator set meet the vessel's electrical needs. One of the gen sets is located in the main engine room aft while the other, enclosed in a sound dampening shield, is located in the forcastle. A Cummins N14-G2 rated for 535 bhp at 1800 RPM powers the Willem-D's bow thruster.
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