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Fincantieri’s ferry for Canada will use Steerprop CRP propulsors

Fincantieri’s ferry for Canada will use Steerprop CRP propulsors

New propulsion system enables independent engine and propeller control
New propulsion system enables independent engine and propeller control 20 Sep 2017 - The Motorship
MAN launches flagship four-stroke
A new four-stroke engine from MAN Diesel & Turbo reveals the engineer’s belief in the future of the cruise market. And contrary to some predictions, MAN believes the sector will continue to be driven by diesel. Gavin Lipsith reports. 14 Sep 2017 - The Motorship
Industry collaborates to produce engine failure guidance
A global insurer and classification society have joined together to issue blackout and engine failure guidance to operators. 12 Sep 2017 - The Motorship
MAN targets cruise boom with new mid-speed engine
MAN Diesel & Turbo has launched the 45/60CR medium-speed engine with an eye on taking a greater share of the current growth in the cruiseship sector. 11 Sep 2017 - The Motorship
Turning the screw on shaft energy
The drive for energy efficiency is encouraging more ship owners to harness the latent energy in their propeller shaftlines. Charlie Bartlett examines recent applications and technology improvements. 11 Sep 2017 - The Motorship
Kobe Steel certified for stronger crankshafts
Kobe Steel will be able to build smaller, stronger crankshafts after receiving certification from ClassNK to use greater design margins in the manufacture of crank components. 31 Aug 2017 - The Motorship
Smart propulsion project to increase system efficiency
An intelligent approach to ship propulsion systems is being developed as part of a research project to increase their efficiency. 25 Aug 2017 - The Motorship
Partnership pushes the boundaries of engine performance
Two international technology experts have signed an agreement to push the boundaries of engine performance and improve lifecycle service offerings. 24 Aug 2017 - The Motorship
First project for MAN Diesel & Turbo and AKA
MAN Diesel & Turbo and AKA will collaborate for the first time to deliver a diesel-electric propulsion package. 22 Aug 2017 - The Motorship
Building the case for battery powered OSVs
Battery technology is set for increasing application in the offshore sector, according to the authors of a recent study by researchers at Marintek and the Norwegian School of Economics. 07 Aug 2017 - The Motorship
First engine emissions reducer fitted on Chinese research vessels
Oceanographers in China are to deploy the first Wärtsilä NOx abatement application in the country onboard two newbuild research vessels. 03 Aug 2017 - The Motorship
Schottel ProAnode prevents thruster corrosion
The first steerable thruster to be equipped with the new Germany-developed Schottel ProAnode, designed to prevent corrosion protection, will be delivered to a Russian customer. 28 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Van der Velden supplies rudders for mega containerships
Van der Velden Marine Systems is this year set to deliver 100m2 full spade ATLANTIC rudders for five of the largest containerships ever ordered by China Cosco Shipping Corporation. 17 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Brunvoll to serve cruise industry
Brunvoll has signed a contract with Ulstein Design & Solutions for delivery of propulsion and manoeuvring systems to be fitted on SunStone Ships’ new cruise vessel. 13 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
WinGD X52 passes type approval test
The latest model in Winterthur Gas & Diesel’s (WinGD) ultra-long stroke engine series, the X52, has passed type approval and factory acceptance tests at licensee Hudong Heavy Machinery’s factory in China. 03 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
ABB turbochargers for COSCO ULCS series
A series of eleven ultra-large container ships (ULCS) under construction in China – the biggest ever built in the country – will use ABB turbochargers, the company has reported. 30 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Underwater mountable thruster
Schottel has further expanded its portfolio with the addition of a new underwater mountable thruster designed for larger offshore vessels or rigs and also cable laying vessels, offshore construction and crane ships. 28 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Exotic arrangement for Tropical newbuilds
A series of MAN propulsion packages ordered for Caribbean freight operator Tropical Shipping’s new container vessels, to be built in China, are unusual in their inclusion of hybrid propulsion capability. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Wärtsilä’s engine for the future
After developing a cutting-edge medium-speed platform, Finnish technology company Wärtsilä refuses to let unfortunate timing scupper the launch of its latest engine range. Gavin Lipsith reports from Vaasa. 26 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Japanese two-stroke tailored to MGO
The first development project for Japan’s two-stroke engine designer following its recent restructure is a range of engines optimised for low-sulphur distillate fuels, writes Gavin Lipsith. 23 Jun 2017 - The Motorship