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Dual-fuel QSK50 will begin production in mid-2013.

Cummins has announced plans to produce dual-fuel engines from 800 hp to 3500 hp for high horsepower markets. The first in the product portfolio, the Tier 2 QSK50 for oil and gas well servicing applications, will begin production mid-year 2013, with other QSK engines to follow.

Cummins high horsepower dual fuel engines will operate with common integrated controls, making a seamless transition from diesel fuel to dual-fuel operation. By default, an engine will run on diesel fuel until the operator selects the option on the control panel to run the engine on a blend of diesel and natural gas fuel. The engine will switch to dual-fuel mode and automatically select the substitution rate for the operator.


Bhagwan steps on the gas

Posted: April 1, 2010 in Marine, Oil & Gas

Bhagwan Marine has been servicing Western Australia’s oil and gas industry since the late ’90s.

When the final go-ahead for the $43 billion Gorgon natural gas project was given in September 2009, former crayfisherman Loui Kannikoski was well aware of its significance.

Kannikoski’s company, Geraldton-based Bhagwan Marine, has built a highly respected name in Western Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry since the late ‘90s.

Today, it lists industry leaders such as Chevron, Woodside Petroleum, BHP Billiton and Apache Energy as clients, and its fleet of close to 30 service support vessels carries out a vast array of projects.

Bhagwan Marine’s newest vessels are two Cummins KTA19-powered landing barges that are committed to the Gorgon Project, each being able to move around 400 tonnes of payload.

The $43 billion Gorgon Project has been big news since late 2009, but Loui Kannikoski says the offshore oil and gas industry as a whole in Western Australia is gearing up for stunning growth. (more…)