May 20, 2003
RK280 power for 112 m Incat
Incat Tasmania has selected four 20RK280 MAN B&W engines to provide the 36 MW required to power the vessel at speeds of up to 50 knots.
Each 20-cylinder RK280 engine is rated for continuous operation at 9,000 kWb at 1,000 rpm for this application.
Also starting construction at the Incat Tasmania Hobart yard will be a further Evolution 10B 98 me vessel for delivery in the first half of 2004. The 700 tonnes deadweight vessel will be powered by four 16RK280 engines each providing 7,200 kW at 1,000 rpm.
These will be the first Incat vessels powered by RK280 engines continuing over 15 years of successful co-operation between Incat Tasmania, MAN B&W Diesel Limited and their customers.
News of the new orders came soon after Incat announced it had won the award for the MOST SIGNIFICANT NEW BUILD FAST FERRY at the recent Cruise and Ferry Exhibition and Conference in London.
The award was presented to builders Incat and owners Bollinger/Incat USA for the U.S. Army Theater Support Vessel TSV-1X Spearhead in front of around 800 industry professionals at a gala dinner at the Hilton London Metropole.
BBC TV current affairs presenter John Humphrys announced the winner after judging by a panel including Trevor Blakeley, Chief Executive of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects; Michael Crye, President of the International Council of Cruise Lines; and Len Roueche, CEO of IMTA-Interferry.
The award goes to the owner and builder of the vessel voted by the panel of judges to have made the most significant impact on the industry as a whole. This may be due to a combination of factors such as speed, capacity, range and size, design or other factors at the discretion of the judges.