Engineering companies Alstom of France and MAN of Germany have agreed terms for the acquisition by MAN of ALSTOM's Diesel engines business. Through this acquisition, the MAN Group will strengthen its activities in the field of large diesel engines.
Finnyards, Ltd., of Rauma, Finland, has received a FIM (Finnish Mark) 560 million ($130 million) order from the Finnish National Board of Navigation for a second 116-meter (381-foot) long, 26-meter breadth (85.3-feet) multipurpose icebreaker to be delivered in early 1994.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has announced the signing of a contract and the start of construction of a mini-cruise liner to be operated by Explorer Cruise Lines of Seattle. The vessel will cruise the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
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.
Bayou Black Shipyard recently delivered the push boat, the 'Bengal Phil', to Hillman Marine, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The boat has a length of 60 feet, a beam of 25 feet, and depth midship of 9 feet. The Bengal Phil's fuel capacity is approximately 16,
Years of planning will come to fruition with the 1980 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium. This has all taken place under a Steering Committee headed by George Uberti of National Steel and Shipbuilding, prominent in the Society's San Diego Section,
As the second largest consumer of energy aboard ships, the power generation equipment has been the object of many studies aimed at obtaining overall higher efficiency and lower electrical power costs. One solution is driving a generator, at constant speed,
Deutz MWM recently introduced their new engine model TBD 234V 16Y, increasing the power to 1,400 hp (1,030 kw) at 2,300 rpm from 1,224 hp. The engine resembles the yacht concept of the known V12Y to allow for high-power density in compact engine rooms.
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,
The Navy has entered a new era of ship construction in Bath, Maine. The introduction of an innovative construction and launching platform brings some of the most modern warship building methods in the world to Bath Iron Works and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).