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Beckmeyer Visits Rolls-Royce's MTU Research

Beckmeyer being shown around MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg Courtesy Rolls Royce

Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy paid a visit to MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg to find out more about the company’s development operations in the maritime sector. The important role the Rolls-Royce subsidiary plays in shipping is in fact a two-fold one. Beckmeyer, who also acts as Federal Government Coordinator for the maritime industry said, "The use of gas engines in maritime applications will continue to grow in significance. Against the background of the energy turnaround in Germany, the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy supports research into alternative drive systems. And when it comes to developing and testing new technologies, MTU is a very important partner." Beckmeyer was accompanied on his visit by Andreas Steppuhn, the parliamentary party leader of the social democrats in Saxony-Anhalt. MTU is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. "In terms of research and development, Magdeburg is a very important location for us," explained Dr Ulrich Dohle, President of the Power Systems division of Rolls-Royce, to Beckmeyer during his visit. At the test stands in Magdeburg, future-generation engines are put through highly complex tests – for example of new combustion processes for diesel and gas engines. Achieving lower emissions and fuel consumption and higher engine output are the crucial criteria for researchers in Magdeburg

MHI to License KU Gas Engine Technologies to ZGPT of China

Photo: MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) concluded an agreement with ZGPT Diesel Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZGPT), a Chinese manufacturer of stationary and marine engines, under which MHI will license its KU gas engine technologies to ZGPT. The move is targeted in the near term at seeking further penetration of the KU gas engines in the Chinese market as that market continues to mark robust growth, and beyond the near term at entering the local market for gas-fired distributed power generation

Wärtsilä, Shell Sign Deal to Promote LNG as a Marine Fuel

Wärtsilä and Shell Oil Company have signed a Joint Co-operation Agreement aimed at promoting and accelerating the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The agreement was signed in August 2011 and will run for several years.  Supplies of low cost, low emissions LNG fuel will be made available to Wärtsilä natural gas powered vessel operators, and other customers by Shell. The Joint Cooperation Agreement will focus first on supplies from the US Gulf Coast

Rolls-Royce Delivering First Gas Power System for Tugs


Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a contract to deliver highly efficient engines and propulsion systems for the world’s first Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) powered tugs.   The two vessels have been ordered by Norwegian company Buksér og Berging AS and will enter service in late 2013 for Statoil, the international energy company, and Gassco, the operator of the gas transportation network off the Norwegian coast

Rolls-Royce Marine Gas Engine EPA Approved

Installed C-class Engine: Photo credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce announce the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its C-class engine for sale in the U.S. market. The C-class is a state-of-the art marine gas engine designed to improve fuel efficiency, dramatically cut harmful methane emissions and meet strict international environmental standards set to take effect in 2016. The EPA Certificate of Conformity is issued for the C-engine range from Rolls-Royce

Five Cat Engines to Power World’s First LNG-Hybrid Barge

Caterpillar Marine announced the first shipment of Cat 3500 series marine gas engines from its Lafayette, Indiana manufacturing facility. Five Cat G3516 marine engines were selected to power the Becker Marine Systems subsidiary, Hybrid Port Energy, LNG-Hybrid Barge, the world’s first LNG-powered barge in the Port of Hamburg. The LNG-Hybrid barge will provide clean and efficient shore power to cold ironing cruise ships and serve as a backup power provider for the local Hamburg electric

Deutz Secures Large Order For N. Sea Installation

Deutz has received another order from Wintershall for the installation of a power plant on its new production platform for operation in the German gas field A6A in the northernmost area of the German section of the continental shelf. This order follows a similar one, in which Deutz equipment is performing well on another Wintershall platform in the North Sea gas field D15. The plant consists of three generating sets: a gas engine genset

LNG-Fueled Ferries Powered by Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce gas fueled engines power five new ferries that went into service on two routes on the west coast of Norway in January 2007. Norway is dependent on passenger/vehicle ferries to connect sections of the road network. Deep and wide fjords cut far into the country and the new ferries provide two essential connections in the E39 highway up the west coast. Traditionally, diesel powered ferries have provided this link and the decision to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel was

Carey Joins RPG

Resource Power Group (RPG) has appointed Sean Carey as the engine sales & service company’s General Manager of the MaK and large bore engine business for the southeast US and the Caribbean territories. Carey is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy who previously was employed as a Service Sales Manager for Wartsila North America, Inc. “With Sean’s leadership, RPG will quickly become a preferred equipment and services supplier for MaK engines and other large bore

Caterpillar Extends Focus on LNG Engines

Caterpillar, Inc. is continuing its focus on LNG engine technology as part of its ongoing commitment to develop environmentally clean, fuel-efficient engines for the marine industry.   This initiative will ensure the company’s marine-focused engines are in compliance with existing IMO II (and pending IMO III) emissions requirements and low-sulfur fuel regulations in emission-controlled areas.   Following the company’s 2011 introduction of the MaK M 46 DF

Insights: Kunkel Weighs in on Propulsion Technology

Bob Kunkel - President, Alternative Marine Technologies, Inc.

LNG? Methanol as fuel? Hybrid systems? Tier 4? Reducing noise? Cutting emissions without crushing fuel economy? Marine News readers have questions and Bob Kunkel has answers. Kunkel, President of Alternative Marine Technologies, previously served as the Federal Chairman of the Short Sea Shipping

BMT Nigel Gee Secures LNG Ferries Contract

Image: BMT Nigel Gee

Naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy BMT Nigel Gee said it has secured a project through an international tender process to design two 70-meter aluminum-hull catamaran RoPax ferries for Rederij Doeksen.   BMT will be responsible for concept through to production

Better Turbocharger Performance, Proven Tech

Above: Working principle of the MAN ECOCHARGE Two-Stage Turbocharging System. (Image: MAN D&T)

Engineer wisdom: Nothing is worse as the right idea at the wrong time. But with the new ECOCHARGE Two-Stage Turbocharging System MAN D&T has reached both goals.   Aside from the ever-popular “Fuel Consumption Reduction,” a leading player in the development of large

MN100: MAN Engines & Components

(Photo: MAN Engines & Components)

The Company: MAN Engines and Components develops, produces and sells a wide range of efficient diesel and gas engines for extremely varied applications in many industries.    Primary Product / Service: MAN offers a wide range of high-speed four stroke diesel engines for commercial

Volvo Penta Debuts Marine Gas Sterndrive Engines

5.3L V8 gasoline engines for the marine sterndrive

  Volvo Penta today unveiled its new family of next-generation 5.3L V8 gasoline engines for the marine sterndrive market in a press preview at the company’s Test Center in Suffolk, Va.   “Volvo Penta has a rich history of innovation in marine propulsion

Two LNG Carriers Ordered for US Shale Gas Transport

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) informs it has received orders for the construction of two next-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers that will primarily carry shale gas produced in North America.  

NYK Charters 2 LNG Carriers for Freeport LNG Project

  Two joint-venture companies that NYK has established with Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. each concluded a time-charter contract for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. In addition, one of the joint-venture companies

ABB Debuts Air Outlet Silencer, Compact Turbocharger

The A160-L

  ABB announced the launch of the large engine industry’s first commercial turbocharging air outlet silencer package at Marintec 2015 in Shanghai, China. Designed to contribute to reductions in engine room noise to meet the new International Maritime Organization SOLAS limits

Dynagas Contracts ABB for Turbocharger Maintenance

Photo courtesy of ABB Turbocharging

ABB Turbocharging, a provider for the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines, has signed a long-term Maintenance Management Agreement (MMA) with Dynagas Ltd. The service contract covers all Dynagas TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric) vessels:

ABB, Dynagas Sign Turbocharger operating Deal

Clean Ocean Courtesy ABB

  ABB Turbocharging, the leading provider for the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines, has signed a long-term Maintenance Management Agreement (MMA) with Dynagas Ltd. The service contract covers all Dynagas TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric)

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available with Geoteab

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, and Cummins Inc., an  independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions, has announced that Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management

Norwegian Fish Food Carrier to Run on LNG

Image: NSK Ship Design

Rolls-Royce inks $6.5 million deal to supply a LNG propulsion package for a newbuild fish food carrier vessel   Rolls-Royce has signed a $6.5 million contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey to supply a liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion package for a cargo carrier designed by NSK Ship

Indian Navy Dredger Completes Successful First Year

(Photo: Tebma Shipyards Ltd.)

In mid-April of 2016, the Indian Navy’s grab hopper dredger, Dredger-1 was preparing to depart its birth shipyard following a comprehensive one-year warrantee review. Tebma Shipyards Ltd., Senior Vice President M. Balasubramaniam explained that the 44.15 by 12

KBB to Present the Latest in Turbocharging at CIMAC

‘Knowledge to Boost’ (K2B) two-stage turbocharging system (Image: KBB)

When it comes to turbocharging technology, the focus in the marine market is now more and more on efficiency and emissions reduction rather than outright power production, so the scope for new and innovative thinking on how to meet these new targets is wide ranging

Rolls-Royce Unveils MTU Gas Marine Engine

MTU’s new gas engine on the test bench (Photo: Rolls-Royce Power Systems)

MTU’s new gas engine for commercial marine applications – the first from Rolls-Royce – has undergone some 3,000 hours on the test bench and is now ready to enter series production as the first high-speed pure-gas marine engine.  

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