The UNITED STATE Navy’s brand-new fleet of 6 90 foot by 38 foot 3 inch YT 808-class yanks are its initial constructed to satisfy the EPA Tier 4 Final diesel motor discharge laws. Each is powered by double Cat 3512E aquatic engines, each ranked at 1,810 horse power. The engines drive 2 Schottel SRP 340 fixed-pitch Z-drive thrusters giving a full throttle of 12.5 knots as well as an anticipated bollard pull of 40 statistics loads.
The yanks are being constructed by the Dakota Creek Industries shipyard in Anacortes,Wash The initially was introduced previously this year in October after finishing the last building stage.
“We are honored to be the Navy’s engine of choice in their newest tug fleet. The proven performance and reliability of the 3512E engines will ensure the YT 808 tugs are ready to perform their mission of assisting Navy ships and submarines in and out of port,” stated Caterpillar Marine Governmental Technical Lead, Scott Roberts.
The use the Tier 4 certified 3512E engines will dramatically lower discharges at the marine installments where they run. The YT 808’s will certainly change the Navy’s 45– 55-year-old YTB course moves the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine as well as the Pacific Northwest.
Caterpillar Marine states that Cat Tier 4 engines are currently operating in loads of brand-new yanks around the Unites States, with the initial Navy YT 808 being the most up to date Cat powered Tier 4 yank to enter into solution, as it is currently doing its goal for the UNITED STATE Navy at Naval Base Kitsap in the Puget Sound.
Caterpillar Marine states it intends to supply the greatest solution quality for clients giving them with assurance to concentrate on their procedures. The brand-new engines mounted in the vessels will certainly get assistance from the globally Cat supplier network, prepared to help as well as handle the engines’ efficiency to stop downtime.
“Our goal is to provide customers with high-performing equipment and solutions that are easy to own, operate, and maintain. With digital solutions, customers can monitor engine health and review engine history data and early warning signs to allow proper intervention before failure,” stated Roberts.