At 43 and head of a team of ten (5 engineer officers, 4 marine engineers and 1 cadet), Chief Engineer, Ante Pezelj is now in charge of an engine of nearly 110,000hp.
“It is a great honour to be working on the biggest and most powerful engine ever built. The mechanics on the Group’s vessels is of a very high level! Electronically controlled to optimise fuel consumption and load power, it is specially designed for slow-steaming. The reduction in fuel consumption is significant (-3% on average). The engine is also fitted with a system to optimise the combustion and engine settings at low load. To master all these technologies, I had to do some specific training courses before embarking: a course on Wartsila electronic engines, a high voltage course, as the electrical switchboard is 6,600V, and another on Resources Management (managing technical and human resources).”