Shafts & Propellers – Page 3

  • IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim speaking at London International Shipping Week Photo: IMO

    IMO GHG targets drive propulsion revolution


    The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) emissions reduction targets are driving a propulsion revolution as ship owners and operators seek to find alternatives to fossil fuels.

  • The 'Shigenobu' was the first vessel to be fitted with the Gate Rudder system.

    SMP to launch 'game changing' propulsion device


    Adrian Miles, managing director of Stone Marine Propulsion, discusses the potential energy savings offered by the company’s Gate Rudder propulsion device

  • WE Tech Solutions will supply an integrated propulsion package to two 22,000 dwt newbuilding chemical and product tankers.

    WE Tech to supply package for Donsotank tankers


    WE Tech Solutions, a leading energy efficiency solution provider, has received an order to supply an integrated propulsion package for two 22,000 dwt newbuilding chemical and product tankers with an option for another two. The vessels, which are being constructed for Swedish ship owner Donsotank, are due to be delivered ...

  • The Energy Saving Device developed by the LeanShips project produces valuable fuel savings for ships with CPPs.

    Leanships project achieves fuel savings applying pre-swirl stator to CPPs


    Technology group Wärtsilä, the Netherlands based Maritime Research Institute MARIN and Italian ship owner Grimaldi, have together successfully designed an Energy Saving Device (ESD) for use by ships with Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs). The result of the development work is a pre-swirl stator that has been demonstrated to be suitable ...

  • The first RoPax ferry in the world with a Zero-Emission Sailing Mode. (Photo copyright: Kvarken Link)

    Wasaline opts for local WE Tech electric hybrid solution


    Rauma Marine Construction Oy (RMC) has awarded WE Tech the contract to deliver a hybrid electric propulsion solution. The solution includes propulsion drives, an energy storage system (battery banks and DCDC converters), main propulsion switchboards, shore connection switchgears, an Energy Management System and the Propulsion Control System. The solution will ...

  • Over 1,000 units of the Becker Mewis Duct have been sold to date, for both newbuildings and retrofits. (Credit: Becker Marine Systems)

    Becker Mewis Duct celebrates tenth anniversary


    As the tenth anniversary of the introduction of Becker Mewis Duct® approaches, Becker Marine Systems is preparing to celebrate the success of its closed duct type product.

  • SCHOTTEL's new SDC 40 nozzle features a compact design and higher free running efficiency.

    SCHOTTEL extends high-performance nozzle range


    German manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, Schottel, is introducing a new nozzle type SDC 40, a compact design which offers superior free running efficiency, and will lower operating costs compared with existing nozzles.

  • In addition to the LNG carriers for Novatek, Zvezda has received orders for 26 ships from Rosneft.

    Russia’s Zvezda mulls screw propeller tender for LNG vessels


    Russian Far East shipyard Zvezda is planning to issue a tender for 6m diameter screw propellers for 15 LNG carriers in the third quarter of 2019, after the original local Russian supplier, Zvezdochka, was included on a list of companies subject to US sanctions.

  • AEGIR-Marine has received a Type Approval for its Stern Tube Seal Assembly from Class NK

    Class NK Type Approval for AEGIR-Marine's PRIME stern tube seal assembly


    AEGIR-Marine PRIME stern tube seal assembly has received Class NK Type Approval. The brand-independent service provider in The Netherlands began offering its newly certified seal assembly to customers worldwide immediately. The Type Approval complements existing Type Approvals from several other major classification societies.

  • News

    Wärtsilä WXJ waterjets gain catamaran reference


    The first installation of the Wärtsilä WXJ series of modular waterjets will be carried out on a new 100m long wave-piercing catamaran ferry being built for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at the Incat shipyard in Tasmania, Australia.

  • Baleària’s new high-speed catamaran will feature Wärtsilä waterjets and Wärtsilä 31 DF medium-speed engines Credit: Baleària

    Wärtsilä to upgrade modular waterjet range


    Wärtsilä is to overhaul its light weight modular waterjet range, introducing a new axial pump design, which will boost performance by increasing thrust by as much as 3%. The upgraded design also features improved cavitation margins, which will lower noise levels.

  • Propeller noise reduction achieved with PressurePores



    A revolutionary new technology capable of substantially reducing the underwater radiated noise (URN) has been developed by Strathclyde University and Oscar Propulsion, a UK-based innovation and technology transfer company.

  • DMC is to supply steering equipment for a Turkish shipyard Photo: DMC

    DMC signs first Turkish order


    Netherlands-based Damen Marine Components (DMC) has signed its first order with a Turkish shipyard to supply steering equipment for a fishing trawler.

  • Russia's USC is ready to begin commercial production of a variable-pitch propeller system

    Russia's USC develops variable-pitch propeller system


    A Russian shipyard hopes to promote a variable-pitch propeller system to civilian customers, taking advantage of technology developed for the Russian navy.

  • 'Comandante Paschoal'

    Fleet bearing problems solved


    Thordon Bearings has completed a range of water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations to a third salt lugger in the Salinor/Navenor fleet, following the successful retrofitting of bearings to problematic newbuilds.

  • Sharrow Propeller

    High efficiency propeller reduces fuel costs


    Sharrow Engineering has completed the final phase of testing on its high efficiency propeller, which offers ship operators 9-15% more efficiency than the industry standard and reduces fuel costs.

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    Wärtsilä Sea-Master

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    To help safeguard equipment, maximise vessel performance and reduce lifecycle costs, Wärtsilä has developed the Wärtsilä Sea-Master system, launched in September 2016. 

  • Teignbridge's hydrodynamic research vessel 'HRV1' will test efficient propulsion systems for the ETI project

    High-tech tools deliver efficient propulsion design


    Investment in cutting edge design tools are helping Teignbridge Propellers in its investigation into efficient propulsion systems as part of a UK-funded project.

  • 'Ireland'

    Efficient shaft generator for bulk carriers


    WE Tech Solutions has supplied its energy efficient Solution One (Economic Operation Solution) together with direct drive permanent magnet shaft generator to Vulica Shipping’s two 68000dwt self-unloader bulk carriers.

  • TrueProp Software LLC specialises in propeller inspection software

    Propeller inspection and metrology project


    A new joint industry project aims to seek out improved methods for propeller inspection and metrology.