Caterpillar to power South Korean Navy’s 16 patrol boats

21 June 2015 (Last Updated June 21st, 2015 18:30)

Caterpillar Marine has secured an order to deliver its Cat power solutions to power 16 patrol boats to be built for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN).

Caterpillar Marine has secured an order to deliver its Cat power solutions to power 16 patrol boats to be built for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN).

Each boat in the series will feature two Cat C32 main propulsion diesel engines and two Cat C9 ship service diesel generators.

The delivery and subsequent service of the Cat solutions will be managed by Cat dealer Hae In.

Hae In power systems general manager YS Kwak said: "The Korean Navy Patrol Boat project is a significant milestone for both Hae In Corporation and Caterpillar Marine as it reiterates that Cat marine products have passed the high standards of the Korean Government.

"We are now in a position to complete the detailed design and deliver this integrated product to the ROKN."

"Our products are well-suited for the demanding navy patrol segment."

Cat C32 is a V-12, 4-stroke-diesel engine and it meets the IMO II emissions regulations.

The propulsion system is electronically governed and features the ADEM A4 electronic control unit.

The engine has already accumulated hundreds of thousands of hours operating on vessels around the globe, the company stated.

For this project, Hae In will also be responsible to deliver the reduction gear and Cat local operating panel (LOP), which integrates control, alarm and monitoring functions of the C32 and reduction gear.

Caterpillar defence and federal products sales consultant Neil Vaughan said: "Developing the C32 patrol vessel spec engine has been challenging.

"Working directly with Hae In sales and engineering, we are now in a position to complete the detailed design and deliver this integrated product to the ROKN."

The first Patrol Boats for the South Korean Navy will be constructed at the Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) shipyard in the country.