mtu Ironmen engines power the M/V Woods Hole, Cape Cod’s cleanest-running ferry
Posted on June 23, 2017
The Steamship Authority has been a Martha’s Vineyard lifeline since 1960. The storied summer colony is located approximately seven miles off the southern coast of Cape Cod, and is known for its prestige, pristine beaches and laid-back spirit. Year-round residents, seasonal vacationers and day-trippers rely on the Steamship Authority’s ferries for all transportation, including freight commerce.
The engines are performing flawlessly. They’re doing exactly what they’re supposed to do.
“With the addition of these top-of-the-line mtu engines, the M/V Woods Hole was the first EPA Tier 3 certified emissions level vessel to operate in Nantucket and Vineyard Sound. We believe it’s the cleanest ferry running in Cape Cod today,” said Carl Walker, director of engineering and maintenance for the M/V Woods Hole, Martha‘s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority.
The Steamship Authority has become a loyal mtu customer. Its seasonal high-speed passenger ferry, the M/V Iyanough, which transports passengers to Nantucket, dock-to-dock, in only one hour, is powered by four 12V 4000 M70 diesel engines. Also, the M/V Governor, another SSA ferry, was repowered with 12V 4000 M53 engines approximately two years ago. The decision to power the M/V Woods Hole with mtu engines was driven by confidence in the product’s reliability. The vessel’s engines were installed by Stewart and Stevenson of Harvey, Louisiana. Standout service and support is provided by David Taglieri who oversees the service of M/V Woods Hole on a day-to-day basis.
“The engines are performing flawlessly. They’re doing exactly what they’re supposed to do,” said Taglieri, marine sales manager for Stewart & Stevenson. “The Steamship Authority runs a very demanding, around the clock operation and mtu marine power provides them the uptime they require.”