zoom MTU has been chosen by the Korean Coast Guard (KCG) to provide propulsion and onboard power for a new class of vessels in its ever expanding and modernizing fleet. The new 5000-ton displacement patrol vessel will be powered by four MTU 20V 1163 M94 engines in a Combined Diesel and Diesel (CODAD) propulsion configuration, with onboard power provided by four 12V 4000 M23S gensets. The first of the new class of vessels will begin service in 2016.The newest MTU Series 1163M04 engine has upgraded features with a common rail fuel injection system, an advanced electronic engine management system and an improved combustion process to meet the present IMO 2 emission regulations. With its improved lifecycle cost, compact design and best-in-class power density and acceleration characteristics, the MTU Series 1163-04 engine sets the industry benchmark. Each of the four 20V 1163 M04 engines in the new KCG 5000-ton vessel will produce 7,400kW (9,923bhp) @ 1,300 rpm.Alex Choe, Director of Sales at Tognum Asia said, “The KCG need diesel engines and systems that are robust, reliable and come with competent local service support. It is for these reasons that the KCG have selected MTU engines in what will be KCG’s largest and most sophisticated 5000-ton patrol vessel.”MTU, October 17, 2013
A tense situation arose in Kollonawa today as trade unions attempted to prevent the military and police from carrying out the distribution of fuel with the assistance of some petroleum employees.Meanwhile Parliament was also suspended after a heated exchange took place between the Government and the Police on the strike by petroleum trade unions. Several people who attempted to prevent fuel distribution from taking place were arrested by the Police. Fuel storage and distribution was declared an essential service today and the army had been deployed to take over distribution from the Kollonawa oil refinery.The move followed a continuous strike launched by petroleum unions since Monday severely affecting fuel distribution in the country. (Colombo Gazette) The Army said that 15 bowsers had been dispatched from Kollonawa with the assistance of troops to distribute fuel to fuel stations.