Baudouin’s M26.3 advanced engines with SCR lead the way for emission-controlled areas.
In today’s world, it is more important than ever for engines to comply with the latest IMO III and EPA 4 emission regulations. And with stricter standards introduced all the time, where can operators turn for a future-proof solution?
French manufacturer Moteurs Baudouin, a marine specialist for over a century, have the answer with their latest M26.3 Advanced Engines with SCR. Baudouin M26.3+SCR engines are certified IMO III and EPA 4 engines, a validation that most other engine manufacturers cannot match. With these certifications in hand, approval of nearly all IACS Members, and IMO III and EPA 4 vessels in operation, Baudouin have the tried and tested solutions available to meet the needs of vessels operators today and in the future.
Designed with the latest technology, the M26.3 Advanced Engines offer a cleaner engine without compromising on power, and up to 25dB noise reduction. An extensive power range is on offer, including Continuous Duty up to 1200 HP, Heavy Duty up to 1500 HP, and Intermittent Duty up to 1650 HP. The engines also deliver excellent low speed torque for increased acceleration and better maneuverability – this means a safe and smooth ride for passengers.
Excellent fuel efficiency is another feature of the M26.3 engines, providing up to 2% reduction in fuel consumption on average. This means extended annual cruising up to 4,700 additional nautical miles compared to other engines (based on 3000 hr/yr at typical 20kn cruise speed).
The M26.3 engines are truly high technology, and with the addition of optimized Selective Catalyst Reduction technology (SCR), these engines go beyond the stringent requirements of both IMO III and EPA 4, offering Advanced Engines that will deliver not just today, but for years to come.
The Baudouin SCR system is smaller, lighter and more flexible than other solutions currently on the market, reducing costs and space requirements while maximizing product reliability. These advantages are critical when existing vessels need to repower and meet the emissions regulations in their operating area.
In addition, one of the biggest advantages of Baudouin’s system is its high degree of installation flexibility: you can choose to place the tank, pump and cabinet up to 60m away from the catalyst. The system can be installed over the gearbox, over the engine, or in a stand-alone configuration which offers exponential options for installation. This offers total freedom and flexibility with both new builds and repowering projects.
And if any assistance is needed, Baudouin can offer full design support to integrate the system. This includes advice on mounting, materials, storage, maintenance and more, making them an easy solution to purchase and install.
Baudouin’s Advanced Engines with SCR are already a success story, operating on passenger ferries and tourist boats around the world.
First announced by the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, the NYC Ferry service provides a new way to travel between waterfront communities throughout New York
City. Launched in May 2017, the six routes span over 60 nautical miles of waterways, connecting over 9 million people annually between Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. And the entire ferry network is powered by Baudouin M26.3+SCR engines. It’s just one high-profile example of the working and compliant use of Baudouin’s engines.
Moving on from traditional propulsion, Baudouin is also getting ready to implement their engines alongside hybrid systems, with the possibility to reduce emissions even more in the future. The 6M26.3+SCR will be joined by such a hybrid solution, to manage the power requirements onboard while the ferry boat pauses to load and unload passengers. This will bypass the thermal system and create further efficiencies.
It’s another way Baudouin is looking to the future, leveraging our marine experience and our research and development teams to limit emissions and increase efficiency for vessel operators, as worldwide emission regulations are set to tighten further.
Baudouin is ready, and by choosing one of these engines, vessel operators can be too.