Volvo Penta’s Norwegian success

Proving the versatility of its line of marine commercial engines, Volvo Penta has expanded its reach in Norway, working with a number of customers in a variety of marine-based applications.

Multi Pump Innovation, a leading provider of manual and remote-operated net cleaning systems for fish farms, supplies high pressure units (with a working range of 100 to 2,750 bar) that are powered by Volvo Penta D7C and Volvo Penta D9 and D13 auxiliary MH propulsion engines.

Volvo Penta has worked closely with the Slependen-based company, providing comprehensive service, quick delivery and outstanding access to spare parts. “We help MPI do extensive fitting, testing and commissioning — we’ve been very hands on with them throughout the entire process. A comprehensive spares package and aftersales help and advice are also among the services we provide them,” says Thomas Brauner, owner of La-Sa Boat and Motor, one of Volvo Penta’s marine centers in Norway.

JB Safe Diesel, based in Bryne, Norway, specializes in diesel pumps and generator sets used in Zone II hazardous areas, such as oil rigs or plants where there is a high potential for gas leaks. Such demanding applications require engines that can operate at safe temperatures and meet the International Electrotechnical Commission’s IECEx regulations for units working in hazardous areas.

This generally calls for standard engines without electronics, which Volvo Penta is able to supply. After running a number of in-depth temperature tests, JB Safe Diesel chose Volvo Penta’s D5 and D7 engines, ranging from 89 to 265 hp.

Bastø Fosen recently picked Volvo Penta engines for its Bastø III ferry, which travels a busy route between Horten and Moss, Norway. The ferry recently underwent a major upgrade, with two new Volvo Penta D16 genset engines installed to supply onboard power. Bastø Fosen had tough demands, requiring that nitrogen oxide emission levels meet IMO Tier III emission standards. The Volvo Penta Center Gulliksen, based in Ålesund, installed a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system in order to meet these standards.

Bastø Fosen’s choice of Volvo Penta shows that the supplier can deliver engines with superior emission control in a market with extremely high environmental demands. Bastø III is currently on the water, and Bastø Fosen has also ordered Volvo Penta engines to outfit its Bastø I and Bastø II ferries.

“In addition to meeting their stringent emissions requirements, we have also been able to offer Bastø Fosen a highly reliable product, as well as the service and parts availability they need to make sure their ferries stay up and running,” says Nils Peter Giske, marketing manager at Gulliksen.

Fire Fighting Systems, based in Moss with production in Amål, Sweden, leads the marine market in building and supplying complete external firefighting systems for use in tugs, offshore vessels, fire boats and work boats. Volvo Penta supplies D4 inboard, D9 MH and D16 MH engines for its portable container systems, augmented with service from Imatech in Sweden.

Volvo Penta’s solutions are on display at Nor-Shipping June 2-5 in Lillestrøm, Norway. At stand E02-27, the company will be displaying a D13 marine genset, a D13 inboard engine and an IPS3 pod on stand E02-27.

Jennifer Humphre
Global Communication Manager
+46 31 323305
Email: jennifer [dot] humphrey [at] volvo [dot] com