• 03-FEB-2017

FPT Industrial Engines Power New Boats for Genoa Harbor Pilots

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Three new boats being put into service by the Genoa Harbor Pilots, Italy’s largest seaport, are equipped with a ticking heart "powered by FPT Industrial". The vessels’ naming ceremony took place yesterday at the "Galata del Mare" Museum in the city of Genoa.

The boats are equipped with FPT Industrial marine engines from the NEF product family. The "Grigoa" pilot boat is provided with a pair of N60ENTM37.10: 5.9 liters engines with a maximum power of 370 horsepower; the "Lybra" and "Gemini" boats are equipped with two N67ENTM45.10 engines (6.7 liters with a maximum power of 450 horsepower) each.

The Genoa Harbor Pilots are at work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in any weather and sea conditions. Their job is to get on board of the ships approaching or departing from the Port of Genoa to assist the ship captain during maneuvers. Overall, these pilot boats are used for thousands of hours each year. As such, they must always be ready to go and in perfect working condition.

Engines are intensely stressed with continuous gear shifting and power demands and equally rapid deceleration. FPT Industrial's marine engines are the ideal choice for Genoa’s Pilots, ensuring the necessary power and reliability at all times. On the occasion of the naming ceremony for the new boats, FPT Industrial released a video "Port of Genoa: powering the heart of Pilots​," which follows a typical day in the life of these pilots together with the challenges they face in their activities.

In the episode, the camera follows the 36-year-old Genoese pilot Beniamino Cavallari through during the different phases, even the most delicate ones, of his everyday working life. "Our relationship with pilot boats is crucial. Thanks to these vessels and their strength, we are able provide our service in the best possible way. Our greatest force is the fact that we are able to operate together with the maximum number of ships coming into the harbor, in the safest manner and as quickly as possible. Thanks to these boats we can embark and disembark more than one person at a time. The reliability of the engine itself is the most important asset for these boats in my opinion. Without that consistency, we could not run our service effectively," confirms Cavallari.

Specifications for the N67 450 mounted on the pilot boats "Lybra" and "Gemini" (model Seaward Nelson 40)
Displacement: 6.7 ltr.
Main Features: 6 cyl.in line - 24 valves – Electr. Common Rail
Pleasure Power (hp/rpm): Rating A1: 450 / 3000
Commercial Power (hp/rpm): Rating C : 350 / 3000 – Rina Certification
Commercial Power (hp/rpm): Rating C specific : 265 / 2300
Max Torque Rating A1 (Nm/rpm): 1305 / 1800
Dry weight (kg): 600
L* / W / H (mm): 1089 / 724 /788 (* @ flywheel)

Specifications for the N60 370 mounted on the pilot boat "Grigoa" (model Model: GRP 12 Pilot of Cantieri Navali Mancini)
Displacement: 5.9 ltr.
Main Features: 6 cyl.in line - 24 valves – Electr. Common Rail
Pleasure Power (hp/rpm): Rating A1: 370 / 2800
Commercial Power (hp/rpm): Rating C : 270 / 2800 – Rina Certification
Max Torque Rating A1 (Nm/rpm): 1103 / 1800
Dry weight (kg): 595 
L* / W / H (mm): 1072 / 739 /778 (* @ flywheel)

Turin, February 3, 2017