- Oceaneering selects ecomagination-qualified 12V250 Engines to power new vessel
- New technology eliminates need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction system (SCR) exhaust after-treatment; meets EPA Tier 4i and IMO Tier III emission standards in-engine
- Non-urea solution simplifies infrastructure and frees up valuable cargo space
Chicago – November 20, 2013 – GE Transportation announced the first sale of its new 12V250 Marine Diesel Engine that meets Ecomagination standards and is designed to meet EPA Tier 4i and IMO Tier III Emissions standards. GE’s breakthrough technology eliminates the need for a urea-based after-treatment emissions reduction system, providing more valuable cargo space, and reduces emissions by 50 percent.
Oceaneering, a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, will have five new GE Transportation 12V250 Marine Diesel engines as part of the gensets to power its new subsea support vessel. GE’s distributor Cummins Mid-South, LLC, will integrate the GE engines into the gensets and deliver them to BAE Systems (www.baesystems.com/shiprepair), a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion, overhaul and ship construction, that is building the vessel for Oceaneering. The vessel, model MT6022, is designed for Oceaneering by Marin Teknikk.
“We are very excited about the first sale for our newest diesel engine product line offering to Oceaneering,” said John Manison, general manager of GE Marine. 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.”
GE Transportation’s marine engine technology eliminates the need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction system (SCR) exhaust gas after-treatment and storing or using urea aboard a vessel, thereby preserving precious cargo and tank space. SCR requires the use of a diesel exhaust fluid, typically urea, to reduce NOx (nitrous oxide) in an after-treatment of exhaust gas. GE’s non-SCR solution is based on the technological advancements of the L250 and V250 engines and requires no supplemental equipment or fluids.
GE Transportation recently unveiled its 12-cylinder V250 Marine Diesel engine at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans. The 12V250 engine offers increased power of 3,150 kW at 900 rpm and 3,500 kW at 1000 rpm while maintaining low life-cycle cost, reliability and fuel efficiency.