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Fincantieri’s ferry for Canada will use Steerprop CRP propulsors

Fincantieri’s ferry for Canada will use Steerprop CRP propulsors

Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion for Eidesvik OSV
Eidesvik Offshore vessel ‘Viking Princess’ has become the first OSV to use batteries to reduce the number of installed generators after commissioning a hybrid propulsion system from Wärtsilä. 28 May 2017 - The Motorship
ABB takes two-stage turbocharging to wider market
ABB Turbocharging is launching a new frame size for its Power2 800-M two-stage turbocharging solution, enabling the company to offer the product for a wider range of vessels. The new frame size, Power2 845-M, will be launched in mid-2017. 25 May 2017 - The Motorship
Wärtsilä supplies propulsion package for ro-ro duo
Technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply controllable pitch propellers and power take off/power take home (PTO/PTH) shaft generator systems for two ro-ro vessels being built at Uljanik shipyard in Croatia for Luxembourg operator CLdN Ro-Ro. 25 May 2017 - The Motorship
First two-stroke success for ethane fuel
The world’s first two-stroke engine to run on ethane has successfully passed gas trials on board the liquefied ethylene gas (LEG) carrier ‘Gaschem Beluga’, with engine designer MAN Diesel & Turbo hailing the positive operational performance as “expanding alternative fuel possibilities”. 21 May 2017 - The Motorship
Norwegian ferries debut Schottel eco-thruster
Eight ferries under construction for two Norwegian companies are to debut Schottel’s new thruster, the Schottel Rudder EcoPeller (SRE). 18 May 2017 - The Motorship
Wärtsilä hails turbocharger service investment
Wärtsilä has completed a renewal of its turbocharger service workshop in Schiedam as part of global investments aimed at improving its service offering. 15 May 2017 - The Motorship
ABB shaft generators and turbochargers for DFDS duo
ABB is to provide shaft generators and turbochargers for two of the biggest freight vessels ever ordered by DFDS, which will take delivery of the ro-ro ships from Jinling Shipyard in China in early 2019. 15 May 2017 - The Motorship
WinGD opens virtual engine room at Hudong Heavy Machinery
Engine designer WinGD has unveiled a full mission simulator (FMS) for training engine room crews at Hudong Heavy Machinery’s (HHM) Marine Power Academy training centre in Shanghai. 15 May 2017 - The Motorship
Five future thruster concepts
During a recent presentation at its Ålesund research centre, Rune Garen, director of research and testing, propulsion at Rolls-Royce shared some of the future propulsion concepts the company is investigating. 04 May 2017 - The Motorship
Wärtsilä 34DF engine certified for EPA Tier III
Wärtsilä’s 34DF has become the largest engine yet to be certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as meeting the Tier III NOx standard. 03 May 2017 - The Motorship
Renk launches hybrid system for two-stroke engines
Propulsion technology specialist Renk is to launch a hybrid concept that enables two-stroke engine users to harness the electrical potential of their engines for either propulsion or power generation. 03 May 2017 - The Motorship
Hurtigruten cuts costs with propulsion retrofits
Norwegian ferry and cruise operator Hurtigruten has revealed details of an extensive, multi-year retrofit programme to reduce fuel costs and cut emissions across its 14 vessels. 06 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Bergen Engines to double production capacity
Rolls-Royce subsidiary Bergen Engines is to double its production capacity over the next three years with the introduction of modern ‘flow line’ processes and the redesign of engines to enable the new system. 06 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Rolls-Royce extends B33:45 engine range
Rolls-Royce Powersystems subsidiary Bergen is to extend its B33:45 medium-speed range with the addition of V-configuration engines, starting with a 12-cylinder unit to be delivered later this year. 05 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Hyundai Heavy Industries extends two-stroke licences
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured its two-stroke manufacturing business for the next 10 years after extending licence agreements with both MAN Diesel & Turbo and WinGD. 04 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Engine performance under pressure
In the age of electronically controlled engines, financially constrained ship operators and environmental regulation, reliable monitoring of cylinder pressure is more important than ever. 16 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Maersk Tankers to host Flettner rotor trial
Maersk Tankers is to conduct a test of wind propulsion technology using Flettner rotors supplied by Norsepower, under a project coordinated by Shell and majority funded by the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute. 14 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Commercial propulsion project partnership
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is partnering Teignbridge Propellers International Limited (TPIL) on a £3m project to develop a High Efficiency Propulsion System (HEPS) for ships. 06 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Schottel optimises propulsion for Briese newbuilds
Schottel has performed CFD analysis and model tests to optimise headbox configuration for a series of multi-purpose vessels for German owner Briese Group. 27 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
TEVO develops bronze Arctic propeller
Finnish company TEVO has developed a bronze propeller that it claims provides a cost-effective alternative to steel propellers for vessels operating in high ice conditions. 20 Feb 2017 - The Motorship