Coal transportation ship, ‘Mon Desir’

If there were a worldwide competition for the most immaculate engine room, it might very well be won by an engine room from the Netherlands.

In fact it might even belong to Mr and Mrs Van der Stelt whose new vessel, ‘Mon Desir’, transports coal along the river system from the German Ruhrgebiet.The 135-metre-long hull of the vessel was built near the mouth of the Volga River in the JSC 3d International Shipyard in Astrakan, Russia.The vessel was then completed at the TeamCo Shipyard in Heuden, the Netherlands. The main engines in the vessel’s engine room are a pair of Cummins QSK50-M machines each producing 1,267kW at 1,800rpm. The engines are EU Stage iiia and EPA Tier 2 compliant.

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