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PON POWER DELIVERS FIRST IMO III-CERTIFIED SYSTEM

Shipyard De Hoop scores a market first

IMO III REQUIREMENTS

In 2021, the new – stricter – IMO III requirements for the maritime industry will enter into force worldwide. This means that ships will be required to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions even more. A similar stricter requirement, EPA Tier III, has been in place for ships sailing in US waters since 2016. So when Shipyard De Hoop was contracted to build an expedition cruiser to be used in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands, it had to come up with an engine solution that fulfilled all of these requirements. For Caterpillar/Pon Power, this project was right up their street.

ROBUST CRUISE SHIP

“The market for expedition cruises is a niche market that is rapidly gaining in popularity”, says Taco Boorsma, Account Manager at Pon Power. “People who want to go on an adventurous cruise, in relative luxury, will travel on a small, somewhat more robust cruise ship to destinations that are more ‘off the beaten track’, such as Antarctica or remote archipelagos.” Or to the Galapagos Islands, for instance, an archipelago that owes its unique fauna to its remote location. Ate de Vries, Purchase Manager at Shipyard De Hoop, says, “We were approached by a new client, Royal Caribbean International, with a request to build them such an expedition cruiser. They wanted it to be 101.50 meters long, with 50 huts for 100 guests. An attractive assignment that normally wouldn’t be that exciting for us, not least because the client’s preference was for Caterpillar engines. 

ATE DE VRIES

Purchase Manager
Shipyard De Hoop

“For us, a ship like this normally wouldn’t be all that exciting. However, the IMO III requirements made this project a lot more intricate.”

 IMO III EMISSION REQUIREMENTS

However, in this case, the engines would have to fulfil the IMO III emission requirements on completion. At that time, as far as we were aware, there were no suppliers who could offer a comprehensive, certified solution for that particular brief.” So there was work to be done. 

CLOSE RELATIONSHIP

As it happens, De Hoop has had a close relationship with Pon Power that goes back decades. De Vries therefore put the question to Taco Boorsma, Account Manager at Pon Power. “The timing of Ate’s question couldn’t have been better, because around that time we had just finalized the certification of our first IMO III-approved system”, Taco says. “As one of the first suppliers in the Netherlands, we could provide clients with an IMO III certification for commercial maritime engines.”

EXTRA HARDWARE

The engine in question is the C32 ACERT, 994 bkW. In order to fulfil the requirements, a standard C32 engine was upgraded with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) after-treatment system, which adds urea to the exhaust fumes to ‘cleanse’ them, comparable to the effect of AdBlue in automobile engines.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

CELEBRITY

FLORA

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Celebrity Flora's sustainable design has been specially built to explore the Galapagos

Shipyard De Hoop was contracted to build the "Celebrity Flora", an expedition cruiser to be used in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands

DELIVIRED IN MAY 2019

Fifteen percent lower fuel consumption and fewer air emissions

Anchorless technology that protects the sensitive seabed system

Reverse osmosis equipment to process seawater in fresh water

Strict waste management system whereby almost all materials are recycled or reused

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FACTS &
FIGURES

TACO BOORSMA

Accountmanager
Pon Power

“We were the first-ever supplier capable of delivering a complete ex factory-certified, IMO III-compliant system.”

A WORLD FIRST

We could provide clients with an IMO III certification for commercial maritime engines.”

BENCHMARK

Boorsma: “Due to all this additional hardware and the associated connections, the generator set ended up being bigger and heavier than a standard C32. Together with De Hoop, we spent quite a bit of time puzzling over how to fit it all into the available space. For them it was also the first time to work with a system like this.” However, a solution was eventually found 

and the order was confirmed – a memorable moment marking an industry benchmark by Pon Power and Shipyard De Hoop in the continuous transition towards a greener maritime sector. The Celebrity Flora has since been delivered and sailed to her home port Baltra where she will embark on her adventurous cruises around the Galapagos Islands.

IMO III REQUIREMENTS

PON POWER DELIVERS FIRST IMO III-CERTIFIED SYSTEM

Shipyard De Hoop scores a market first

FACTS & FIGURES

CLIENT:
Shipyard De Hoop, Lobith (Netherlands)

PROJECT:
Construction of Expedition Cruise Vessel Celebrity Flora

OPDRACHTGEVER:
Royal Carribean International

MOTORISERING:
4 x Cat C32 ACERT, 994 bkW generator sets

In 2021, the new – stricter – IMO III requirements for the maritime industry will enter into force worldwide. This means that ships will be required to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions even more. A similar stricter requirement, EPA Tier III, has been in place for ships sailing in US waters since 2016. So when Shipyard De Hoop was contracted to build an expedition cruiser to be used in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands, it had to come up with an engine solution that fulfilled all of these requirements. For Caterpillar/Pon Power, this project was right up their street.

ROBUST CRUISE SHIP

“The market for expedition cruises is a niche market that is rapidly gaining in popularity”, says Taco Boorsma, Account Manager at Pon Power. “People who want to go on an adventurous cruise, in relative luxury, will travel on a small, somewhat more robust cruise ship to destinations that are more ‘off the beaten track’, such as Antarctica or remote archipelagos.” Or to the Galapagos Islands, for instance, an archipelago that owes its unique fauna to its remote location. Ate de Vries, Purchase Manager at Shipyard De Hoop, says, “We were approached by a new client, Royal Caribbean International, with a request to build them such an expedition cruiser. They wanted it to be 101.50 meters long, with 50 huts for 100 guests. An attractive assignment that normally wouldn’t be that exciting for us, not least because the client’s preference was for Caterpillar engines. 

“For us, a ship like this normally wouldn’t be all that exciting. However, the IMO III requirements made this project a lot more intricate.”

ATE DE VRIES

Purchase Manager
Shipyard De Hoop

 IMO III EMISSION REQUIREMENTS

However, in this case, the engines would have to fulfil the IMO III emission requirements on completion. At that time, as far as we were aware, there were no suppliers who could offer a comprehensive, certified solution for that particular brief.” So there was work to be done. 

CLOSE RELATIONSHIP

As it happens, De Hoop has had a close relationship with Pon Power that goes back decades. De Vries therefore put the question to Taco Boorsma, Account Manager at Pon Power. “The timing of Ate’s question couldn’t have been better, because around that time we had just finalized the certification of our first IMO III-approved system”, Taco says. “As one of the first suppliers in the Netherlands, we could provide clients with an IMO III certification for commercial maritime engines.”

EXTRA HARDWARE

The engine in question is the C32 ACERT, 994 bkW. In order to fulfil the requirements, a standard C32 engine was upgraded with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) after-treatment system, which adds urea to the exhaust fumes to ‘cleanse’ them, comparable to the effect of AdBlue in automobile engines.

TACO BOORSMA

“We were the first-ever supplier capable of delivering a complete ex factory-certified, IMO III-compliant system.”

Accountmanager
Pon Power

Shipyard De Hoop was contracted to build the "Celebrity Flora", an expedition cruiser to be used in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands

Fifteen percent lower fuel consumption and fewer air emissions

Anchorless technology that protects the sensitive seabed system

Reverse osmosis equipment to process seawater in fresh water

Strict waste management system whereby almost all materials are recycled or reused

CELEBRITY CRUISES

CELEBRITY

FLORA

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Celebrity Flora's sustainable design has been specially built to explore the Galapagos

A WORLD FIRST

We could provide clients with an IMO III certification for commercial maritime engines.”

BENCHMARK

Boorsma: “Due to all this additional hardware and the associated connections, the generator set ended up being bigger and heavier than a standard C32. Together with De Hoop, we spent quite a bit of time puzzling over how to fit it all into the available space. For them it was also the first time to work with a system like this.” However, a solution was eventually found 

and the order was confirmed – a memorable moment marking an industry benchmark by Pon Power and Shipyard De Hoop in the continuous transition towards a greener maritime sector. The Celebrity Flora has since been delivered and sailed to her home port Baltra where she will embark on her adventurous cruises around the Galapagos Islands.

DELIVIRED IN MAY 2019

IMO III:
Global IMO regulations establishing emission requirements for maritime shipping

DISTINCTIVE PROPERTY:
The generator sets are the first engines for commercial maritime applications to be ex factory-certified in accordance with IMO III