Scania to supply V8 engines for Finnish landing craft
Scania has landed a prestigious order to supply 24 diesel engines for the Finnish Navy’s new high-speed landing crafts. The vessels are scheduled for delivery during 2014 - 2016.
Built and designed by Marine Alutech, the Finnish navy’s new high-speed Watercat M18 AMC landing crafts are fitted with twin 16-litre V8 engines from Scania. With 29 tonnes displacement, the 19.3-metre vessels have a broad range of applications such as troop and medical emergency transportation, evacuation tasks and landing operations.
The Watercat is powered by two Scania engines, developing 662 kW (900 hp) each, at 2,300 r/min, driving via a water-jet propulsion system. This gives the vessel a cruising speed of 35 knots and a top speed of over 40 knots, with an operating range of 200 nautical miles.
The initial order is for 12 landing craft, and thus 24 engines, with an option for additional deliveries.
For more information:
· Lars Eklund, Sales Director, Marine and Power Generation engines, tel + 46 8 553 510 56
· Ann-Helen Tolleman, Communicator, tel. +46 8 553 813 60
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 37,500 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2011, net sales totalled SEK 87.7 billion and net income amounted to SEK 9.4 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com
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