Yanmar engines power South American live fish carrier

Yanmar has been an significant supplier and team member in the structure of vessels these types of as the Orca Yka. Picture: Yanmar

Three Yanmar engines were picked to electricity the newly christened MV Orca Yka, stay fish provider, which will soon go away the shipyard Larsnes Mek. Verksted AS on its way to South America to new operator Naviera Orca Chile SA. It will run out of the port of Puerto Montt, Chile, serving the Chilean salmon farming market.

The new live fish carrier will dwelling a 13-solid crew at sea for several weeks at a time, which is lengthier than regular for this kind of operation. The 79.3m by 15m vessel has a capability of 2800m3 and presents the solution for smolt and salmon transport as very well as freshwater procedure.

The major propulsion engine for the Orca Yka is the 2999-kW Yanmar 6EY33W. Photograph: Yanmar

“She has been developed using encounter received from past vessels for the main Norwegian stay fish provider Rostein AS, which is also part operator of the Naviera Orca,” mentioned Mathias Tungevåg, venture supervisor for Skipskompetanse AS, an unbiased Norwegian consultancy and ship style and design company, which created the new vessel.

He additional that Yanmar has been an significant provider and crew member in the vessels’ design and style. The business features a comprehensive line of variable medium-pace maritime propulsion options from 368 to 3310 kW, and has been involved in 11 stay fish provider jobs giving each diesel engines and diesel generator sets.

This incorporates delivering two 6EY22ALW generator sets for the Orca Yka to electrical power electrical motors for maneuvering, as nicely as pumps, fish treatment devices and essentials for fish effectively-currently being, such as oxygen output, CO2 elimination and h2o circulation. For propulsion, the vessel will use the 2999-kW Yanmar 6EY33W six-cylinder diesel motor.

Two 6EY22ALW generator sets will ability electrical motors for maneuvering as properly as pumps, fish cure tools and essentials for fish properly-getting. Image: Yanmar

“On Orca Yka, unlike most of the other reside fish carriers, the primary propulsion motor is the 6EY33W, which when set up in her sister vessel Ro Sailor very last 12 months was the most significant engine Yanmar has put in in Europe,” mentioned Tungevåg.

The motor has proven a good match to the operational profile needed for this application. “The Yanmar 6EY33W main propulsion motor with shaft generator includes versatility with the alternative to fluctuate the volume of electric power manufactured, which offers optimum fuel consumption for the numerous various operations that these dwell fish carriers do. We can often function at the most economical ability and RPM,” claimed Tungevåg.

The shipyard is completing the ending touches on the Orca Yka and it is scheduled to set sail for South The united states soon.