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Old Propulsion Machinery Top Cause of Ship Detentions

Feb 17, 2014

41% of all detentions in study due to deficiencies in propulsion and auxiliary machineryPreliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery, carried out between 1 September 2013 and 30…

John Deere Introduces Tier 3 Lineup

Oct 07, 2013

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced that it will meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations with a complete lineup of diesel engines from 74-559 kW (99-750 hp) .New PowerTech 9.0L and 13.5L Tier…

Caterpillar to Acquire Berg Propulsion

Jul 01, 2013

Caterpillar Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Johan Walter Berg AB, including its core brand of Berg Propulsion, a leading manufacturer of mechanically and electrically driven propulsion systems and marine controls for ships. With the acquisition…

Peter De Vos Appointed Marine Propulsion Course Trainer

Jun 12, 2013

The ninth edition of the international HME Marine Propulsion training series starts in September. It will be a new experience for Peter de Vos, Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering at Delft Technical University (TU Delft). As the latest addition to the team…

Rolls Royce Wins Significant Fincantieri Cruise Ship Contract

Jun 04, 2013

Rolls-Royce signs extensive equipment orders with Italian cruise ship builder Fincantieri for Viking Cruises' 2 newbuildings.Viking Cruises recently ordered two cruise ships from Fincantieri and have chosen the highly-efficient Rolls-Royce integrated rudder and propulsion system…

LNG Carrier Contracts ABB for $40 million

May 31, 2013

ABB contracted to provide energy-efficient and environmental friendly solution for four LNG vessels to be built in Korea.Total orders in the first quarter of 2013 landed by ABB, worth close to $40 million, came from three gas transportation…

MAN Propulsion Package Powers Two New AHTS

Apr 09, 2013

Abu Dhabi-based Adyard has delivered two AHTS vessels equipped with MAN L27/38 propulsion packages.The two Topaz Energy & Marine 67-metre (80-ton bollard pull) vessels are ready for anchor handling tug supply services and the transportation of dry and liquid cargo to and from pipe-laying barges…

GE Power Conversion Comes Up Trumps in 'MSC Preziosa' Trials

Mar 13, 2013

'MSC Preziosa' successfully completes sea trials with its GE Power Conversion electrical power & propulsion system.Built from the STX yard in Saint-Nazaire, France, MSC Preziosa is the latest ship in MSC’s Fantasia-class and the 12th in the MSC fleet…

MAN Propulsion Package for New Italian RoRo

Feb 15, 2013

Italian Visemar's new RoRo (construction at Cantiere Navale Visentini yard, near Venice) will be powered by twin MAN engines.The vessel will be powered by a complete MAN propulsion package featuring 2 × 9L32/44CR medium-speed engines., which each develop 5…

NASSCO to Design TOTE LNG Propulsion Conversion

Jan 28, 2013

General Dynamics NASSCO, contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) to design the conversion of two Orca-Class  trailerships.The contract is to design the conversion of the company’s two existing Orca Class, diesel-electric trailerships to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion…

USS Makin Island: Proven Fuel Efficient

Jan 23, 2013

USS Makin Island (LHD 8) is the last in a series of 8 amphibious assault ships of the WASP-class built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding at its Pascagoula, Miss. shipyard. Though last, it is the first in the series fitted with hybrid electric gas turbine propulsion…

Kort Propulsion Appoints Senior Sales Exec.

Jan 07, 2013

David Dalgleish appointed Senior Sales Executive by Kort Propulsion Ltd, a UK company founded by the inventor of the Kort Nozzle.Managing Director David Parsons said: ' I am pleased to announce the appointment of David Dalgleish as Senior Sales Executive…

New High-efficiency Ship Power & Propulsion System Patented

Dec 10, 2012

E-MS receives protection-rights by the European patent office for its power supply systems for ships & offshore platforms.The company develops and realizes diesel- and gas-electric power supply and propulsion systems with un-synchronized generators…

US Navy Seeks to Transform Gas Turbine Technology

Nov 05, 2012

Naval Research Laboritory (NRL) scientists study the complex physics of Rotating Detonation Engines (RDE's).With its strong dependence on gas-turbine engines for propulsion, the U.S. Navy is always looking for ways to improve the fuel consumption of these engines…

'Future of Naval Propulsion Electrifying' Says GE Expert

Oct 23, 2012

GE showcases futuristic technologies that could set new standards in electrical naval propulsion at Paris Euronaval Expo.“I’ve seen the future of naval propulsion, and it’s electrifying,” observed GE Power Conversion’s (NYSE: GE) Captain Mark Dannatt Royal Navy (retd…

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