The Norwegian aquaculture and fishing industry has set its sights on the future. New boats are being built with increasing concern for the condition of the life fish, the welfare of the crew and the environment. This year’s Ship of the Year Ro Vision is a good example of this. This first hybrid propulsion well-boat ever is developed with a strong focus on increased safety and lower emissions. The price was given by a Norwegian industry magazine Skipsrevyen to a winning trio the shipowner Rostein, designer Skipskompetanse and shipyard Larsnes Mek Verksted. One of the contributors to this success, sharing the same values and concerns about sustainability and the environment, is YANMAR, global brand in marine engines.
The power on the Ro Vision comes from three YANMAR 6EY22ALW diesel generators, powering the supporting systems onboard to keep the life fish in good condition and the electrical propulsion system to ensure safe navigation. For Jarle Gunnarstein CEO of Larsnes Mek Verksted, YANMAR is the undisputed choice when it comes to marine engines, both for propulsion engines and auxiliary engines. “YANMAR engines are easy to install and accessible for maintenance. Moreover, they are economical, have low emissions and a long lifespan, which is often a decisive factor for our customers, such as ship owners and designers "
YANMAR’s medium-speed engines have proven to be a leading choice for many operators because of their reputation for reliability, durability and performance, while demonstrating low fuel/oil consumption and optimizing labor savings in terms of very easy installation and maintenance. Furthermore, during each design process, YANMAR demonstrates a very high commitment to supporting all parties – ship owners, designers and shipyards – in order to find the right solution.
Ro Vision sets a new standard in salmon transportation as the world's first battery hybrid well-boat. The development is the result of a long-standing cooperation between shipowner Rostein, designer Skipskompetanse and ship builder Larsnes Mek Verksted. “The boat was equipped in a record time of just under 4.5 months and was delivered in March with all the COVID-19 challenges at that time,” says Jarle Gunnarstein. “Everyone involved in this project, both our own employees as well as our subcontractors and their suppliers, including YANMAR, made an enormous effort during this special period to work together and deliver the vessel on time.”
YANMAR’s strategy is always to focus, be accurate, show initiative and provide the right solution for each project. Such is YANMAR’s reputation that the engine manufacturer is a leading choice and the right engineering partner for ship owners, designers and shipyards around the world. YANMAR ensures full customer support to the Norwegian market and is at full strength to meet the expected additional growth in the electric propulsion marine market with new, high-tech solutions for ship owners specifically in Europe. Ref: https://www.skipsrevyen.no/article/english-ro-vision-wins-ship-of-the-year/
A century of experience
Founded in 1912, YANMAR is a leader in developing medium-speed diesel marine engines, with the company’s output exceeding 1,800 units per year. The Japanese brand supplies not only the domestic Japanese and Asian markets, but has also undertaken deliveries of marine diesel engines to many projects in Europe, Russia, Eurasia and South America during the past 20 years. It is easy to see how – with over a century of innovation and a rapid global expansion into key markets – marine engine production is a cornerstone of YANMAR’s activity. On land, at sea, and in the city, YANMAR’s Mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people’s lives for all our tomorrows,” stands testament to YANMAR’s determination to providing us with “A Sustainable Future.” For more information, visit us at https://www.yanmar.com/eu/About-Us/