Northern Lights completes custom generator set for FDNY


(SEATTLE) — Northern Lights Inc., a leading marine power generation and climate control products manufacturer, recently completed a 235-kW Commercial Series generator set for the Fire Department of New York.

The unit, M235C13.11NYFD, was built with a number of specifications unique to the requirements of metropolitan firefighting, including a non-standard base pan, shutdown switches and U.S. Coast Guard fuel lines plumbed to the base frame. The unit was completed to ABS and USCG standards and included a special “fire engine” red paint scheme. This unit will be used as an emergency backup set to four Northern Lights generator sets currently in use on FDNY boats.

Built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group and designed by Robert Allan Ltd., the 140-foot-long fireboats are able to pump up 50,000 gallons of water per minute, the greatest pumping capacity of any boat in the world at the time of their delivery.

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By Professional Mariner Staff