Halifax Industries Ltd. and National Sea Products Ltd. recently christened the stern trawler Cape Brier, and both launched and christened a sister ship — Cape Ballard — at the Halifax Shipyards. The Cape Brier was launched at Halifax Shipyards on December 20,
Wartsila, in conjunction with the Finnish research project SEATECH 2000+, has been developing some new machinery solutions for RoPax vessels. A promising concept is a semidiesel electric machinery, where mechanical propulsion is combined with a diesel electric power plant.
New oceangoing ships in the American merchant marine fleet, now almost entirely steam driven, will likely be powered by diesel engines, according to experts at a marine technical symposium sponsored by Mobil Oil Corporation in New York. Shipowners were told of a recent study made for the U.
To obtain the necessary improvements that will ensure the commer cial success of the newest generation of high-output engines, additives must be used in lubricants. And although the use of additives in internal combustion engine lubricating oils is nothing new,
A General Electric (GE) LM120 marine gas turbine has been installed aboard the propulsion system demonstrator (PSD) vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps' Advanced Amphibious Assault program. The turbine reportedly was successful in powering the vehicle during waterborne testing.
Since Royal Caribbean decided to embrace the advanced marine propulsion technology inherent with gas turbines, power plants aboard cruise ships built and delivered in the new millennium could be much different. Even if all newbuilds do not incorporate gas turbine power,
A thoughtfully organized and easy to follow 20-page "Guidebook For Propulsion and Auxiliary Power Selection" has been published recently by Caterpillar Marine Systems of Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, 111. The guidebook contains complete information on all of Caterpillar Marine's engines,
The Finnish owner Oy Gustav Paulig Ab has ordered a 45,200-dwt product tanker f r om Wartsila Turku Shipyards. Work will begin in late 1980, and the vessel will be delivered about a year later. The value of the order is about 140 million Finnish marks (approximately $35 million).
IMO® Pump Division, Monroe, N.C., Transamerica Delaval Inc., has developed a unit to blend heavy fuel oil with diesel oil in order to lower power costs of running ship service diesel generator sets and other auxiliary engines. Normally, the use
Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,