Fiat Powertrain Technologies Industrial (FPT) and its partner and distributor Frydenbø Industri AS together are attending Nor-Shipping 2022, the biennial fair dedicated to marine technology innovation and sustainable solutions held at NOVA Spektrum in Lillestrøm (Oslo, Norway). The main event at the shared stand will be the unveiling of the keel cooling configuration of the recently launched C16 600 marine engine for commercial vessels.

Already adopted by FPT Industrial on its N40 250 E, N67 450 N and N67 570 EVO marine powertrains unveiled in April 2021 during the “Marine Virtual Experience” digital launch, keel cooling is a solution for effective cooling of engines operating in sandy, muddy and shallow water.

Thanks to its position along the keel or incorporated into the hull itself, and therefore in constant contact with the water, the cooling system can efficiently dissipate an engine’s heat and cool it down, without the need to circulate salt water in the engine. The main benefits include protecting the engine from seawater corrosion, preventing frequent obstruction of the seawater filter and preventing damage to the seawater impeller.

The new C16 600 keel cooling engine is available for push and tugboats, ferries, dredgers and commercial fishing vessels, operating in brown waters, inland waterways and harbors.

“Through this new addition to our keel cooling configuration marine line-up,” Fabio Rigon, FPT industrial vice president Europe said in a prepared statement, “we aim to offer a wider customer base all the benefits of this solution that guarantees reduced downtime with clear financial and operational advantages to professionals working in particular operating areas. We are pleased to present our C16 600 Keel Cooling at Nor-Shipping, one of the key marine industry events in Northern Europe, and we truly appreciate the collaboration with Frydenbø that confirms to be mutually beneficial to our organizations.”

“As long-time partner and distributor of FPT Industrial in Norway and Sweden, we are particularly pleased and proud to have been chosen to host the debut of this marine engine that perfectly fits the professional needs of our customers operating in fjords and lakes all around Norway,” said Per Jarle Røyrvik, CEO of Frydenbø Industri AS Marine.

The C16 600 Keel Cooling technical specifications include:

• Cylinder arrangement: In-line 6 cylinder Valves per cylinder: 4,
• Displacement: 15.9 liters,
• Injection system: common rail,

• Air handling: single-stage water cooled/ waste gate turbo + aftercooler Maintenance interval: 600 hours,
• Dry weight: 1,570 kg,
• Dimensions (LxWxH): 1,465 x 1,000 x 1,160 mm