Louisiana-based SEACOR is continuously striving to improve the design of crew boats
The dual-hulled catamarans they have been designing since 2008 have set a precedent by allowing for increased cargo capabilities over their single-hulled predecessors. Impressive, but companies such as SEACOR are never satisfied. That is why they turned to Cummins to power Seacor Panther and Seacor Puma, the newest additions to the fleet.
Four Cummins QSK95 engines, 4,000 hp (2,983 kW) each at 1,700 rpm, generate significantly more power than the previous vessels in the fleet. “These engines afford us with additional horsepower over the previous catamarans’ propulsion machinery,” said SEACOR’s Joe McCall.
Each QSK95 engine is matched to an MGX-62500SC-H marine transmission from Twin-Disc and quad HT-810 water jets from Hamilton Jet which allow for a maximum speed of up to 40 knots. The two forward engines run Jason FiFi 1 class pumps off the front of the engine. The propulsion technology and twin-hull design both aid the primary objective of these vessels, delivering time-sensitive cargos and passengers at greater speeds and in more comfort than a typical crew boat. The massive 286.5 m2 cargo deck is capable of handling 200 tonnes of freight.
Cummins is also providing auxiliary power; each vessel has two QSM11-powered generator sets rated at 290 kWe, as well as a fully enclosed QSM11-powered deck generator rated at 270 kWe.
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