propulsion

David O'Neil To Head New Firm Of Marine Propulsion Consultants

On January 13, 1974, Seaworthy Engine Systems officially opened its doors to provide engineering services to the marine industry. Although marine engineering services of a general nature will fee available, the full thrust of Seaworthy Engine

 

Finnyards Receives 2nd $130 Million Multipurpose Icebreaker Order

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.

The Care And Lubrication Of Marine Diesel Engines

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.

RoPax Propulsion Concept Proves Efficient

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.

ABB Supplies Systems For New Icebreaker Being Built By Finnyards

The Finnish Board of Navigation (FBN) recently ordered a new multipurpose icebreaker from Finnyards, the shipbuilding company formed by Rauma Yards and Hollming. The vessel will be used for icebreaking in the winter and will be chartered to Ugland

PropacRudder Benefits Confirmed In Service

Wartsila NSD has completed shipboard trials with the new Wartsila NSD PropacRudder, and results are promising, according to the manufacturer. The innovative propulsion system was designed to reduce propulsive power requirement, with reduced hull vibration and noise,

Skinner To Produce Steam Engines In New Larger Capacities

The oldest manufacturer of steam engines still operating in this country has announced an extension of the sizes available for both marine and stationary use. Skinner Engine Company of Erie, Pa., said that effective immediately the Skinner Marine Unaflow

Bayou Black Shipyard Delivers Cummins-Powered Push Boat To Hillman Marine

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,

Propulsion System Demonstrator Powered By GE Gas Turbine

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.

SACM Publishes Brochure On Marine Diesel Engines —Copies Available

A 12-page full color brochure detailing the range of the company's marine diesel engines has been published by SACM of Mulhouse, France. The company is represented in the U.S. by F.W. Donnelly Company of Houston, Texas. SACM manufactures a range of diesel engines from 400hp through 8,

 
 
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