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FUTURE-READY
TOWARDS ANOTHER 120,000 OPERATING HOURS

Pon Power delivers first Tier IV final engines for inland navigation

REPOWERING

COMPLETE UNIT

'What’s more, Riemer and his wife have a single point of contact. The engines are delivered as a complete unit, with everything falling under the Caterpillar warranty and all service on board is performed by Pon Power.’ Riemer Kingma adds laughing: ‘And 

Caterpillar is obviously obliged to ensure these new engines last at least 120,000 hours. In that respect, I’m confident about our future!’

OPTIMAL INTERACTION

The Kingmas chose two Cat 3512E engines with an integrated CEM, controlled by the engine’s computer. That guarantees optimal interaction between the engine and the exhaust aftertreatment. Ben Timmerman: ‘The great thing about this solution is that it’s the American trailblazer of Stage 5. And because it’s fitted with a DPF (soot filter), the entire package fulfils the Stage 5 emission requirements.'

GOOD SOLUTION

Ben Timmerman, Account Manager Inland Waterways at Pon Power, says: ‘Fortunately, we were able to offer Riemer and Géke a good solution. For some time, we’ve been reducing the NOx emission for Caterpillar with the Clean Emissions Module (CEM), an exhaust aftertreatment system with SCR catalyser. The advantage is that the engine can be adjusted to achieve the same low consumption as a CCR 1 engine.’ Furthermore, this exhaust aftertreatment system is so compact that it fits into the Maranta engine room without any additional adjustments being required.

BEN TIMMERMAN

Account Manager Inland Waterways
Pon Power

Riemer and Géke had a whole set of requirements. Fortunately, we were able to fulfil them all.”

LESS EMISSION

Kingma explains: ‘Increasingly stringent NOx emission requirements, from CCR 0 to CCR 1 and CCR 2, had resulted in higher fuel consumption and more CO2 emissions. We

wanted our new engines to consume less and therefore, emit less CO2. We put that challenge to Pon Power and Dolderman.’

FACTS &
FIGURES

RIEMER KINGMA

Owner
Ms. Maranta

With this package, I am confident about our future.”

FUTURE-PROOF AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE

Kingma: ‘Based on our Christian background, we feel that we are stewards of our planet. We feel a strong sense of responsibility for God’s creation.’ This all resulted in a package of requirements which was both future-proof and environmentally sustainable. However, the paradox is that until recently, these two elements hadn’t been moving at the same pace in all respects.

COMPLEX PROCESS

‘Repowering is a complex process,’ says Riemer Kingma. ‘Our previous Cat engines were 22 years old and after 120,000 operating hours, they needed replacing. For the new ones, we expect a similar number of hours. Whichever solution you choose, therefore, has quite an impact and determines your business operations for two decades.’ Obviously, economic motives like high performance reliability and low operational costs were important to Kingma and his wife Géke. They also wanted a total solution by only one manufacturer and the repowering had to be done at the Dolderman shipyard. But there were nobler motives involved too.

With the introduction of the European Stage V emission requirements in sight, Riemer and Géke Kingma decided to get ahead and ensure that their new engines for the repowering of their push-barge combination Maranta comply with EU Stage 5 now. However, they also wanted to minimise their diesel consumption, preferably to the same low level as their previous Cat 3512 engines with CCR 0 certification. This posed an interesting challenge for Pon Power.

MARANTA

PUSH-BARGE
COMBINATION

REPOWERING

Pon Power delivers first Tier IV final engines for inland navigation

FUTURE-READY
TOWARDS ANOTHER 120,000 OPERATING HOURS

With the introduction of the European Stage V emission requirements in sight, Riemer and Géke Kingma decided to get ahead and ensure that their new engines for the repowering of their push-barge combination Maranta comply with EU Stage 5 now. However, they also wanted to minimise their diesel consumption, preferably to the same low level as their previous Cat 3512 engines with CCR 0 certification. This posed an interesting challenge for Pon Power.

With this package, I am confident about our future.”

Owner
Ms. Maranta

RIEMER KINGMA

COMPLEX PROCESS

‘Repowering is a complex process,’ says Riemer Kingma. ‘Our previous Cat engines were 22 years old and after 120,000 operating hours, they needed replacing. For the new ones, we expect a similar number of hours. Whichever solution you choose, therefore, has quite an impact and determines your business operations for two decades.’ Obviously, economic motives like high performance reliability and low operational costs were important to Kingma and his wife Géke. They also wanted a total solution by only one manufacturer and the repowering had to be done at the Dolderman shipyard. But there were nobler motives involved too.

FUTURE-PROOF AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE

Kingma: ‘Based on our Christian background, we feel that we are stewards of our planet. We feel a strong sense of responsibility for God’s creation.’ This all resulted in a package of requirements which was both future-proof and environmentally sustainable. However, the paradox is that until recently, these two elements hadn’t been moving at the same pace in all respects.

LESS EMISSION

Kingma explains: ‘Increasingly stringent NOx emission requirements, from CCR 0 to CCR 1 and CCR 2, had resulted in higher fuel consumption and more CO2 emissions. We wanted our new engines to consume less and therefore, emit less CO2. We put that challenge to Pon Power and Dolderman.’

Riemer and Géke had a whole set of requirements. Fortunately, we were able to fulfil them all.”

Account Manager Inland Waterways
Pon Power

BEN TIMMERMAN

GOOD SOLUTION

Ben Timmerman, Account Manager Inland Waterways at Pon Power, says: ‘Fortunately, we were able to offer Riemer and Géke a good solution. For some time, we’ve been reducing the NOx emission for Caterpillar with the Clean Emissions Module (CEM), an exhaust aftertreatment system with SCR catalyser. The advantage is that the engine can be adjusted to achieve the same low consumption as a CCR 1 engine.’ Furthermore, this exhaust aftertreatment system is so compact that it fits into the Maranta engine room without any additional adjustments being required.

PUSH-BARGE
COMBINATION

MARANTA

FACTS & FIGURES

SHIP:
Push-barge combination Maranta-Maranta 2

DIMENSIONS:
172 x 11.4 metres, 5000 ton

CAPTAINS:
Riemer and Géke Kingma

MOTORISATION:
2 x Cat 3512E
(IMO III and EPA Tier IV certified)

SHIPYARD:
Dolderman, Dordrecht


COMPLETE UNIT

What’s more, Riemer and his wife have a single point of contact. The engines are delivered as a complete unit, with everything falling under the Caterpillar warranty and all service on board is performed by Pon Power.’ Riemer Kingma adds laughing: ‘And Caterpillar is obviously obliged to ensure these new engines last at least 120,000 hours. In that respect, I’m confident about our future!’

OPTIMAL INTERACTION

The Kingmas chose two Cat 3512E engines with an integrated CEM, controlled by the engine’s computer. That guarantees optimal interaction between the engine and the exhaust aftertreatment. Ben Timmerman: ‘The great thing about this solution is that it’s the American trailblazer of Stage 5. And because it’s fitted with a DPF (soot filter), the entire package fulfils the Stage 5 emission requirements.'