Marelli Motori supply electrical motors for north America’s largest dredge
Marelli Motori has recently supplied two 6000HP motors to Callan Marine for their General MacArthur vessel, the latest addition to the Callan Marine’s dredge fleet which, upon completion later this year, will be the largest and most powerful dredge in North America with a total of 24,000 installed horsepower.
The two Marelli Motori motors will operate the large deck pumps that carry the slurry from the cutter to the shore; these motors have the highest kW/kg ratio ever realized on 710 frame sizes.
As the overall size is vital in marine applications due to the limited space available for onboard equipment, the motors also have enhanced two-sided ventilation using 4 auxiliary fan motors and 2 custom air to water heat exchangers to give superior cooling of the stator and rotor core.
A spokesperson for Callan Marine said “We are proud to have selected Marelli as the motor of choice for this landmark vessel. General MacArthur required a dredge motor that promised dependability and tremendous power - Marelli Motori provided both”.
About Callan Marine
Callan Marine is a Texas-based company offering comprehensive dredging solutions for waterways and ship docks, major construction and expansion projects. Founded in 2009, Callan Marine performs dredging projects for both private and public clients by providing services to restore berthing depths for ship docks, navigation channels, or otherwise facilitate transportation in US waterways.
About Marelli Motori
Marelli Motori is a leading manufacturer of electric motors and generators. Founded in northern Italy in 1891, the company enjoys worldwide brand recognition in the marine, oil & gas, power generation, co-generation, hydro and other industrial sectors.
Marelli Motori employs around 900 people and operates extensive manufacturing facilities in Italy and Malaysia with own subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, the UK and South Africa and has an extended sales, distribution and service network across four continents, supplying its technologically advanced products in more than 120 countries.
On 24 May 2019, Marelli Motori was acquired by Langley Holdings plc, the British engineering and industrial manufacturing group.