Shafts & Propellers

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    Composites explored for maritime use


    Composite reinforced plastics are both strong and light and can be tailored to a variety of applications 

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    DMC rudders for 9,200 ceu PCTCs


    Damen Marine Components (DMC) has been contracted to supply rudder systems for four new 9,200 ceu (car equivalent units) pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs).

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    Schottel RudderPropellers for six new tugs


    Schottel has been awarded a contract from Med Marine’s Ereğli Shipyard for the supply of 12 rudder propellers for six newbuild ASD tugs for Turkish Med Marine Group.

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    Chemfleet adds three ships to Berg energy efficiency upgrade after verifying 10% fuel savings


    Specialised ship manager Chemfleet has confirmed that an in-service Berg Propulsion upgrade to control systems onboard the tanker YM Miranda has yielded fuel savings of around 10%.

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    Propeller coating sea trials begin


    Sea trials have begun of a project to explore how effective propeller coatings are at saving energy

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    Stolt Tankers trialling graphene hull coating on tanker


    Stolt Tankers is conducting a long-term trial into the effects of the application of an innovative graphene-based marine coating to the hull of one of its tankers. The hard foul release hull coating was applied to the 30,000dwt Stolt Lotus in early November 2023 during a five-day drydock in China.

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    Erik Thun opts for digital Dynamic Drive propulsion solution for newbuildings


    Erik Thun Group has selected Berg Propulsion’s Dynamic Drive technology to optimise efficiency on board all ten of its latest newbuildings. The Swedish owner confirmed its decision after pilot installations exceeded energy efficiency gain expectations, with the integrated drive solution helping to save 10% of fuel, rising to 20% in some operational conditions.

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    Wärtsilä launches new solution to revolutionise Shaft Line technology


    Wärtsilä has launched a new solution, EvoTube®, which it claims represents a breakthrough in Shaft Line technology for marine propulsion systems.

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    Wärtsilä To Jointly Promote Sterntube-less Ship Concept


    Wärtsilä has announced that together with Thordon Bearings it is forming a Blue Ocean Alliance to develop and promote the sterntube-less ship concept.

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    Synthetic EALS Linked To Increase In Stern Tube Seal Failures: Report


    Gard, the Norwegian-headquartered marine insurance firm, has recently published research into propeller shaft aft seal damage, which noted a “significant increase” in failures following the 2013 introduction by the US EPA of new Vessel General Permit (VGP) rules.

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    Schottel celebrates 60 years of CPP


    Controllable pitch propellers have been built at Schottel’s Wismar facility for the past sixty years

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    Hafnia orders orders Wärtsilä propulsion retrofits for tankers


    Hafnia, the Singapore-headquartered tanker operator, has awarded Wärtsilä the contract to supply propulsion solutions for ten oil and chemical tankers. 

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    Singaporean 3D-printed propeller project adds ABS


    A Singaporean-led project to manufacture and class a 3D-printed propeller will include support from ABS. The project, which includes Mencast Marine (MMPL), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), aims to 3D-print a ship propeller using cutting-edge Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) techniques.

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    Italian passenger ferries to get Promas upgrade


    Kongsberg Maritime is to supply a Promas Lite propulsion system to Italian passenger ferry operator Moby to improve propeller efficiency on three of its passenger ferries.

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    Propeller Trimming: Meeting EEXI Criteria


    Panagiotis Leontis, Managing Director at Intership Maritime Inc., FRINA CEng, Chairman of Hellenic Joint Branch (IMarEST and RINA) and Chairman of Hellenic Marine Technical Consultants & Surveyors Association, discusses technical and economic considerations for propeller modifications.

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    Propellor power monitoring system gains BV approval


    A propellor shaft power monitoring system has gained its second type approval classification

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    Schottel propellers for new DF heavy-lift vessels


    Schottel has been awarded the contract to supply 4+2 next-generation heavy-lift vessels being built for two European operators with its Schottel ControllablePropellers (SCP).

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    A Sea Change In Regional Box Trade


    Two newbuild boxships under construction in China for intra-European trade under charter to North Sea Container Line (NCL) will combine Berg Propulsion’s direct-drive solution with the use of methanol fuel. Besides the efficiency gains promised by the particular blend of engineering arrangements, the MAN two-stroke, dual-fuel main engine installation offers a pathway to carbon-neutrality through operation on ‘green’ methanol.

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    Ulstein signs methanol CSOV deal


    The new methanol/diesel/battery hybrid CSOVs feature Ulstein’s twin stern and propellor system

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    Propulsion upgrade helps Oslo Bulk to ensure fleetwide EEXI compliance


    Bulkship Management, the Oslo-based ship manager, has signed a significant contract to implement Berg Propulsion’s straightforward ‘EPL for EEXI’ power limitation solution across 10 ships trading in US Gulf and Caribbean waters.