The Madame Butterfly, first in a series of four pure car/truck carriers (PC/TC), was delivered recently by Kockums, A.B., Malmo, Sweden, to Wallenius Lines, Stockholm. A second vessel, Figaro, will be delivered later this year, and two more vessels
The new ARCO Millennium Class Tankers are designed to meet or exceed the latest ABS rules with double bulkheads and twin-engine rooms with a continuous bulkhead from the keel to the top of the stack and twin rudders. Each engine room is designed and equipped as a separate, independent space.
Wartsila has been awarded a contract from BP to deliver an integrated package of auxiliary diesel generators totalling 15.3 MW for the Thunder Horse offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico. The power plant will be installed on the production, drilling
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.
One of the most popular types of diesel engines for the new generation of semisubmersible drilling rigs is, according to the manufacturer, Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 32. As many as 14 of some 20 deepwater harshenvironment semisubmersibles ordered by such leading Norwegian and U.
The Power Transmission Division of Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., has entered into a license agreement with Rademakers Aandrijvingen, B.V. of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The agreement gives Western Gear's Power Transmission Division
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,
For the past four years, the Canadian marine bearing manufacturer Thordon Bearings Inc. has been hard at work developing the Thor- Lube bearing system—a stern bearing system which the firm feels answers today's demand for an ecologically safe environment
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
Companhia Comercio e Navegacao (CCN) of Brazil recently delivered the Claire A. Tsavliris, a 26,500-dwt Prinasa 26/15 bulkcarrier, to her owners the Greek Tsavliris Group. The second vessel to be delivered by CCN for Greek account, the Claire A.