Caterpillar Marine has introduced a new fuel reduction tool which aims to achieve the lowest possible fuel consumption for multi-engine vessels.
New propulsion system enables independent engine and propeller control
Caterpillar Marine says it has unveiled the first LNG test bed for gas-fuelled engines at its facility in Kiel, Germany.
Caterpillar Marine’s Asset Intelligence (CAT AI) software has received Type Approval certification from DNV GL.
US-based marine solutions company, Crowley Maritime Corporation, has announced it will be installing Caterpillar’s Cat Asset Intelligence software on one of its vessels.
Concerns over the extent and pace at which LNG will become obtainable as a marine fuel, and shortcomings in the international bunkering network, make dual-fuel (DF) machinery rather than pure gas engines the favoured choice for many owners looking to use natural gas fuel, writes David Tinsley.
There is a case developing where the use of multiple engines – usually several high speed units - can be justified on deep-sea ships on the grounds of both improved safety and improved economy, writes Dag Pike.
The new Cunarder, ‘Queen Elizabeth’, is the third newbuilding to enter service with this Carnival Group subsidiary in the last six years and joins the transatlantic ocean liner ‘Queen Mary 2’ and the cruise ship ‘Queen Victoria’.
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems was recently selected to provide combined propulsion systems for two Scandlines car ferry newbuilds.
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has announced an additional option to expand the capability of its C18 Acert package generator sets.
The recently delivered new Cunarder, ‘Queen Elizabeth’, is the third newbuilding to enter service with this Carnival Group subsidiary in the last six years and joins an impressive line-up of passenger ships comprising the transatlantic ocean liner ‘Queen Mary 2’ and the cruise ship ‘Queen Victoria’.
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is to supply the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) with 72 propulsion engines and gensets to power 36 interceptor boats.
Caterpillar has developed engine retrofit kits for the Cat 3500 series of marine engines which will allow customers to upgrade mechanical unit injector (MUI) engines to reduce emissions to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulated levels.
Caterpillar Motoren has announced early availability of the IMO II-compliant configuration of its MaK M 20 C marine engine.
Building on the success of the Cat C18 ACERT marine engine, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is offering an additional rating for the inline engine to expand the power range available.
As the global marine industry continues to evolve based on increasingly stringent regulations, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has been focused on maximising research and development to satisfy requirements whilst minimising the impact on owning and operating costs.
With the implementation of IMO II regulations for the marine industry on 1 January 2011, Caterpillar Motoren has been working for nearly three years on a strategy for each of its four medium-speed engine series.
With the continued growth of MaK diesel engine sales around the world for marine, power generation, and petroleum applications, Caterpillar has launched a new logistic center located in Henstedt-Ulzburg, near Hamburg, Germany.
The Wimborne Marine Power Centre, an engine packaging facility for US-based Caterpillar, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as part of Caterpillar.
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