Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries, installed five generator sets on Europe’s largest caisson-building floating dock- the KUGIRA II in Setúbal, Portugal.
Acciona Infraestructuras (Acciona), a Spanish infrastructure development company, has built numerous maritime projects, including ports, dry docks, shipyards, berthing jetties, and navigation canals for public and private customers worldwide. Acciona was approached in 2012 to build a large caisson-building floating dock in the exterior port at Setúbal.
When it came time to select the equipment to power the KUGIRA II, Acciona turned to Dresser-Rand.
The KUGIRA II is powered by five of Dresser-Rand’s Guascor® gen-sets-four SF180TA-SG models rated at 400 kW (500 kVA) each and a smaller 76 kW (95 kVA) model.
Each tower in the floating dock is equipped with four sophisticated control centers that operate all of the dock’s processes. These control centers allow the gen-sets to operate 365 days a year and feature an electronic injection pump, wet exhaust manifold, double-step intercooler, and oil cooler in auxiliary circuit.
The double cooling system maintains two independent cooling circuits with a high temperature of 176 degrees Fahrenheit (80 degrees Celsius) for the cylinder heads and a low temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) for the oil cooler and after cooler. The double cooling system comes with or without the option of an oxidation exhaust catalyst. These features allow for easy operation and maintenance, the ability to supply power in off-the-grid areas and they provide a heavy-duty, continuous energy source for nonstop maneuvering.
These marine diesel engines are designed for heavy-duty applications and optimum fuel consumption, are highly reliable, environmentally friendly, and are easy to install and maintain. This makes them suitable to provide power generation solutions for ships, marine platforms and docks.
Press Release, April 18, 2014; Image: seaplace