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.
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
Bringing her first cargo to Europe following completion by Samsung Heavy Industries, the 306,000-dwt British Pioneer has given new expression to environmental- consciousness in the crude oil transportation sector. While the security of her 2.1-million
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.
Maarten L. de Ruiter, managing director of Royal Netherlands S t e a m s h i p Company (Antilles) N.V., has announced that three new m u l t i - p u r p o s e freighters have been ordered from Dutch shipyards for the company's U.S. East Coast Services to the Caribbean and South America.
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,
MTU North America recently announced the promotion of two employees—Jeb Berg to vice president customer services and John Shock to general sales manager— as part of a company reorganization implemented to improve customer service and the overall operation of the company.
Richard R. Klattenberg, president of Curaship Marine Agencies Inc. N.Y., recently announced its appointment as exclusive ship repair agents for Aktien-Gesellschaft "Weser" in the U.S. One of the major German shipbuilders and marine engine manufacturers AG "Weser" has two locations.
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
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