Marine Power

Insights: Kunkel Weighs in on Propulsion Technology

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.

A Sea Change in Waterjet Technology

Longtime waterjet propulsion equipment provider NAMJet introduces key advancements for the workboat sector. Back in 2011, when boat builder Birdon went looking

ATB Design Comes of Age

The emerging trend of marrying the design of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) to a particular propulsion system to maximize efficiencies of that system has, of late,

European Premiere in Cannes for MAN's Yacht Engine

MAN Engines will present its latest generation of six-cylinder engines for displacement-hull yachts and planing-hull boats up to 55 feet in a European premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016.

Klüber Introduces Biodegradable Stern Tube Oils

Manufacturer of specialty lubricants Klüber Lubrication has introduced Klüberbio RM 2, a series of biodegradable synthetic stern tube oils for the lubrication of

Ultrasonic System Detects Defects in Ships’ Propellers

During the casting of ship propellers small pores and tiny cracks may often arise within the material, which can lead to failure if not repaired.  Testing for defects

Staying Afloat Down Under?

 In recent years, Australia has been a major growth area for offshore gas production and a key driver of offshore CAPEX, says Clarksons Research.   However, the

LNG-fueled Bulker Ordered from Korea

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has signed a contract to build a 50,000 dwt bulk carrier with ILSHIN LOGISTICS. The project is a collaboration between POSCO and ILSHIN

BMT to Lead Repower for Historic USCG Eagle

BMT Designers & Planners, a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is leading the effort to repower the historic U.

Volvo Penta Names Brown Commercial Marine Sales Director

Dave Brown has joined Volvo Penta of the Americas as director of commercial marine sales.   In this new position, Brown will provide strategic and administrative

SCHOTTEL Introduces New Type Designations

SCHOTTEL said it will introduce new type designations starting September 1, 2016, replacing the current product names which have developed within the last 65 years

Quick Propeller Repair Prevents Drydocking

Recently a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed a propeller blade cropping on a 190-meter container bulker berthed in Hamburg. Two parts of the tip of one

Wärtsilä Environmental Efficiency for Hybrid UK Ferry

A new ferry being built at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey for UK operator Wightlink will feature a comprehensive range of modern Wärtsilä equipment and systems to

Ship of the Year Award for NYK Vessel

Japan's first LNG-fueled ship, Sakigake, which is a tugboat owned by NYK has been recognized with a Technology Special Award at the 2015 Ship of the Year Awards

Wärtsilä Optimises Eckerö's Engine Performance

Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö have extended their long-term maintenance agreement for Eckerö's entire fleet of five vessels. Wärtsilä is providing leading

12th Chesapeake Tug for Vane Brothers

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, MD announced it has successfully delivered another ocean going tugboat to Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD.   The boat,

GE Appoints Mohammed as Power Conversion President & CEO

GE has announced Azeez Mohammed has been appointed President & CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business, effective July 11, 2016.  Mohammed comes

52 MW of ABB Azipod Propulsion Power Destined for South Korea

Ice class Azipod units ready for month long voyage from Helsinki to Asia.   Pictured at Vuosaari habor on the outskirts of Helsinki, these four Azipod units are

Winners Announced at IMarEST’s Human-powered Submarine Races

The IMarEST’s European International Submarine Races 2016, held July 6-15th  at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin in Gosport UK, has concluded with the University of Auckland

No Plans to Privatize Petrobras: CEO

The Brazilian government has no plans to privatize state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and is still deciding whether to sell its controlling share in several units to shore up its finances,

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