b'MEMBER NEWSMEMBER NEWS Caterpillar Marine, Nichols BrothersCombine on Aquaculture Farming VesselC aterpillar Marine, a PVA member, hasPoweredbyaCatC18engineandbatteryThe vessel will be built by PVA member Nich-enteredanagreementwithCalifor- hybridsolution,thenext-generationhybridols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash. nia-based Pacific6 Enterprises to pilotarchitecture boat will leverage proven electrical a parallel battery hybrid propulsion system forcomponents and power electronics from Cater- PacificMariculture,asubsidiaryofventure a first-of-its kind aquaculture farming vessel.pillars construction and mining product lines.capital group Pacific6 Enterprises, is currently pioneering development of the first-ever off-shore aquaculture farm in the U.S. to be locat-ed off the coast of Southern California. True to its core philosophy of ensuring sustainability initsinvestmentanddevelopmentprojects, Pacific6 Enterprises was determined to employ The Trusted Source fora battery-hybrid propulsion and auxiliary solu-tion to minimize environmental impact.Quality Systems Aquaculture is at the heart of our efforts to sustainablyprovideseafoodforthefuture. Findingnovelwaystoreduceourcarbon footprintiscentraltothoseefforts,John Molina, founding partner at Pacific6, said in a statement announcing the new boat. We are thrilled that our work, alongside Caterpillar, will create a vessel with more than 1MWh of storedenergy,makingthisoneofthemost sustainable aquaculture vessels in the world.Thevesselwillbeequippedwith961kWh ofbatterycapacitysuppliedbyCaterpillar Marine to enable zero exhaust emissions while operatingsolelyonbatterypowerinboth farming operations, as well as port departure and entry. Caterpillar Marine will also provide thecompleteintegrationofthehybridpro-pulsionsystem,includingmotor/generator unit (MGU), inverter and system supervisory controls, effectively reducing the number of installed diesel engines from two to one.Derrick York, managing director of Caterpil-lar Marine, said the company feels that this aquaculture vessel is a great example of our capabilities in collaborating with customers to deliver sustainable solutions and for demon-stratingournextgenerationofintegrated hybrid architecture.Undertheagreement,CaterpillarMarine THRUSTERSLIGHTINGSEATINGDOORSTRIM CONTROLWIPERSCONTROLS and Pacific6 will work to optimize the hybrid system operation to achieve minimal operating costs and environmental footprint. We look forwardtothisgrowingrelationshipwith Caterpillar,asweworktogethertoensure www.imtra.com 508.995.7000 sustainable farming solutions for the future, Molina said.FOGHORN 32'