Volvo Penta delivers marine diesel engines to Brazil

Volvo Penta in Brazil has received orders for auxiliary engines and complete genset systems from two shipyards in Rio de Janeiro. The shipyards build and refit ships under contract to Companhia de Navegação Norsul, one of Brazil’s largest privately-owned shipping companies.
The order to Volvo Penta comprises 15 auxiliary diesel engines in the 34-liter class, three engines in the 16-liter class and three engines in the 10-liter class.

Most of the equipment will be installed on barges designed for ocean shipping of timber and steel. A total of eleven barges are involved, seven of which are completely new. Companhia de Navegação Norsul is also building three new ocean-going pusher tugboats that will be fitted with auxiliary gensets from Volvo Penta. The new ships will be delivered during 2005 and 2006.

Specially adapted engines
The auxiliary engines will be installed to drive the ships’ hydraulic bow propellers and electric generators. Prior to delivery, the engines will undergo a series of special adjustments and tests by Volvo Penta – complete with the equipment that they will have on board the ships – to guarantee their performance and functionality.
Companhia de Navegação Norsul belongs to the Lorentzen Group and currently has a fleet of 19 ships. In 2003, the company transported about 9.2 million tons of cargo.

For further information, please contact Ann-Charlotte Emegård, AB Volvo Penta, phone:
+46 31 66 84 18, E-mail:
ann-charlotte.emegard@volvo.com