21 November 2022

Amsterdam’s public transport ferry embraces DAF IWW STAGE V engines

Amsterdam’s public transport ferry embraces DAF IWW STAGE V engines

21 November 2022

The power sources are ‘marinized’ versions of the latest generation Euro 6 PACCAR MX-11 engines by NPS Driven and Vink Diesel. The certification and adjustments for marine application were realized by NPS and Vink. The modifications include an adapted cooling system to allow the engines to function optimally in the hot environment of the engine room. Talsma Shipyard Franeker will fit the PACCAR engines in the large semi-covered IJveer 56 ferry. DAF Components will likely receive an order for another six MX-11 engines following successful implementation. The certification and adjustments make the solution scalable and also applicable in other marine applications.

A unique, sustainable solution
“Our engines are significantly cleaner than required by the most stringent emission standard for inland waterway transport; the Stage V IWW directive”, says Alfred Beuwer, Director of Component Sales at DAF Trucks. The engines are designed to provide maximum performance at very low speeds. Beuwer elaborates: “This means both low fuel consumption and a more comfortable experience for passengers; the engines are also low-vibration and quiet. These PACCAR engines are a unique, sustainable solution for virtually all inland waterway transport: clean, comfortable and efficient.”

“This project is the result of a close collaboration between three parties. DAF for the delivery of the engines and Vink Diesel / NPS Driven for testing, designing the necessary adjustments and certification for IWW Stage V applications. This gives us a solution with an unprecedented short delivery time and a performance that meets all regulations. For inland shipping, this is a very interesting option for the energy transition phase that the world is currently in.” says Peter van der Heijden, Managing Director at NPS Driven.

Five million passengers
Amsterdam’s free ferry system is an indispensable link between the north and south of the city for many people. Ferries run from early in the morning to late in the evening–and sometimes even around the clock. In total, the ferries transport around five million passengers across the river IJ every year.

Maximum availability
Amsterdam’s public transport relies heavily on the IJveren ferries, with uptime crucial to the operation. The PACCAR MX-11 engine is superior in this respect too. While service intervals of 500 to 600 operating hours is the norm for this type of engine, the new PACCAR MX-11 engines only need to be serviced every 2,000 engine hours, which increases availability.

PACCAR engines for the Port of Amsterdam
This is not the first time PACCAR engines have been fitted in vessels belonging to the Amsterdam local government. Previously, DAF Components has supplied PACCAR MX engines for the Port of Amsterdam (one vessel with two MX-13 engines) and for Waternet (three electric hybrid vessels with one MX-11 engine each).

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