Our first mobile gas engines are in trials! On May 27, 2020 the passenger ferry Willem Barentsz of Redereij Doeksen left the port for its first test run.
"I am really impressed with the mobile MTU gas engines. So far, they have met all our expectations in terms of performance, smooth operation, very low noise and excellent transient behaviour,"
Two mobile 16-cylinder gas engines power the Willem Barentsz. The MTU Series 4000 engines each have an output of 1,492 kilowatts and reach a top speed of 14 knots. Together with its sister ship Willem de Vlamingh, which will go into service in summer, the ferries will shuttle in the Wadden Sea between Harlingen in the Netherlands and the islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. The 70-metre long ferries can carry up to 600 passengers.