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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Fairbanks Morse Engine and Achates Power Team Up

Manufacturer of opposed-piston engines Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, signed a joint development and licensing agreement with Achates Power, Inc. —an innovator of improved internal combustion engines that are clean, more fuel efficient and lower cost—to reduce emissions and fuel consumption of Fairbanks Morse proprietary diesel and dual-fuel opposed-piston engines. Fairbanks Morse opposed-piston engines have proven their reliability in a wide range of critical applications including nuclear standby power…

Fairbanks Morse Engine Expands Engine Portfolio

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, expanded its engine portfolio by announcing the addition of the Fairbanks Morse FM-MAN 28/33D. Available in 12, 16, and 20 cylinder V configurations the FM-MAN 28/33D provides 5,400 to 9,000 kW of continuous power at 1,000 rpm. The FM-MAN 28/33D is currently available for marine mechanical drive and genset applications. The FM-MAN 28/33D incorporates advanced electronic fuel injection for best in class fuel consumption (

Fairbanks Morse Engine Secures Funding

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, will install low load upgrade kits on the LSD - 41/49 class of U.S. Navy ships following a $4 million federal spending plan secured by Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. The decision to upgrade the engines is based on a successful proof-of-concept trial of low load upgrade kits on the U.S.S. Oak Hill (LSD-51) for its Fairbanks Morse Opposed Piston (OP) engines that provide ship electrical service. Bay (WTGB 107). The upgrade kit extends the service life of the engines, while at the same time reducing emissions and lowering lube oil and fuel consumption rates. This technology will result in substantial cost savings and increased reliability for the U.S. Navy.

Fairbanks Morse Engine Awarded Contract for LHA 6

Artist rendering of LHA 6, provided by Northrop Grumman Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, announced that they have received an award from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems to supply the generator sets for LHA 6. Six Fairbanks Morse Colt-Pielstick 12 cylinder PA6B diesel generators rated at 4,200 kW each will provide electrical power for auxiliary propulsion and ship’s service. LHA 6 features several aviation enhancements beyond the LHD design. These include a larger hangar deck, realignment and expansion of the aviation maintenance facilities, a larger area for parts storage and support equipment, and increased fuel capacity for aircraft. LHA 6 is scheduled to be delivered in 2012.

Merriman Enters New Role at Fairbanks Morse

Rhett Merriman

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, has named Rhett Merriman sales manager for marine power systems. Merriman, a veteran Fairbanks Morse manager, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. Throughout his 36-year career he has been involved with bringing large, complex power system projects from the proposal, bidding and contract development phase through project management to successful completion. Most recently he was manager of application engineering and earlier, he served as manager of government engine sales.

Roden Joins Fairbanks Morse Engine

(Photo: Fairbanks Morse)

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO) company, announced that Paul Roden has joined the company as Vice President, Washington Operations. In this new role he will represent the company in discussions with Congress and with shipyards, as well as customers in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Mr. Roden joins Fairbanks Morse Engine from the U.S. Coast Guard, where he retired with the rank of Captain following a distinguished service career. His most recent assignment was Chief of the Office of Naval Engineering at USCG headquarters…

FME Earns LCS Supplier of the Year Award

Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME) announced it has been named the 2015 Lockheed Martin Missions Systems and Training Supplier of the year for Ship and Aviation Systems during its annual Supplier Summit, held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. on March 10, 2016. The award honors FME for its product delivery and performance, technical support, and commitment to affordability, the company said. As an industry partner to Lockheed Martin, FME said it is committed to a strong and ongoing focus in the areas of continuous improvement and cost competitiveness to provide the solutions necessary to meet the U.S. Navy’s needs in support of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. “Receiving this award from Lockheed Martin is a great honor for Fairbanks Morse Engine.

Fairbanks Morse to Power USCG’s Offshore Patrol Cutters

Image: Vard

When the U.S. Coast Guard’s first new Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC) is put to sea in 2021, it will be powered by diesel propulsion engines manufactured in Beloit, Wis., by Fairbanks Morse. The OPC will “provide a critical capability bridge” between the National Security Cutter which patrols the open ocean, and the Fast Response Cutter which serves closer to shore, according to the Coast Guard. The cutters operate independently or in task groups to conduct search and rescue, law enforcement, homeland security and defense missions.

Coltec Receives $12 Million Engine Order

Coltec Industries has received an order of more than $12 million for four engines to be used on the second ship in the U.S. Navy's Landing Platform Dock (LPD) program. Coltec also has options valued at more than $110 million for additional propulsion engines scheduled to be built through 2006, pending approval of funding to build additional ships. The four Colt-Pielstick PC2.5 diesel engines being built at Coltec's Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, each capable of generating 10,400 hp, are scheduled for delivery to Avondale Industries in 2000.

Coltec Receives $12 Million Engine Order

Coltec Industries has received an order of more than $12 million for four engines to be used on the second ship in the U.S. Navy's Landing Platform Dock (LPD) program. Coltec also has options valued at more than $110 million for additional propulsion engines scheduled to be built through 2006, pending approval of funding to build additional ships. The four Colt-Pielstick PC2.5 diesel engines being built at Coltec's Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, each capable of generating 10,400 hp, are scheduled for delivery to Avondale Industries in 2000.

Kissee Joins TMPS Leadership Team

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS) announced that Chuck Kissee has joined its leadership team as the Director of Business Development to support Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) diesel engine sales. "TMPS is excited to have Chuck leading our expansion in our diesel engine sales division," stated Shane Roeser, TMPS President. “Chuck has years of strategic partnerships and experience selling diesel engines. I knew from our first meeting he would be a solid addition to our team and would support our efforts in sales for the Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) diesel engine line.” TMPS has been the United States sales and service center for ABC since 2013. “ABC has been manufacturing diesel engines since 1912 and was one of the first licensees for Rudolf Diesel’s engine design.

Marcon Involved in Three Vessel Sales

Crowley Maritime Services, Seattle, has sold its twin screw tug Geronimo (ex-Zeno) to Bay Towing Corp. of Norfolk, Va. The tug, built in 1967, measures 128 x 32.8 ft., and is powered by two Fairbanks Morse 10-38D8-1/8 main engines. This is the third tug Bay Transportation has purchased through Marcon International, Coupeville, Wash. The Klukwan Native Corp., of Juneau, Alaska, has sold twin screw, 3,000 hp tug Chilkat Hunter (ex-Hunter D, ex-Chaunta, ex-Wendy Foss, ex-Pacific Mariner) to Gimrock Construction, Inc., of Hialeah, Fla. The vessel was built in 1964, and rebuilt in 1993 with a new aluminum pilothouse. The boat has been renamed Gimrock Atlas by the new owners. This is the third tug Gimrock has purchased through Marcon.

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Wash., has been involved in the following recent sales and

Crowley Marine Service sold its 3,200 hp twin screw tug, Howard H, to buyers in the Caribbean. The 125 x 32 ft. tug was originally built in 1967 by Southern Shipbuilding as Gulf King and is powered by twin Fairbanks Morse diesels. Private interests in the San Francisco Bay Area have purchased model bow, single screw tug Tara C (ex-Tacoma) from Campbell Towing, Inc., Wrangell, Alaska. The 64.5 x 19.5 ft. tug was built in 1957 in Bellingham, Wash. and is powered by a single 900 hp Cooper Bessemer slow turning, direct reversing diesel. The tug is to be converted into private yacht service for the new owners after they sail her down from Southeastern Alaska.

Marine Propulsion Market Poised for Growth -Report

Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo

The marine propulsion engine market was valued at $9 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $12 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 4.1 percent from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research. Diesel propulsion system segment is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. Asia-Pacific accounted for the highest share of 51 percent in 2015, and is anticipated to maintain this trend. Increase in production and sales of ships globally and rise in international seaborne trade drives the market growth.

ExxonMobil Offers New Zinc-Free Marine Engine Oil

ExxonMobil introduced Mobilgard 410 NC, touted by the oil company as a zinc-free high-performance oil that offers marine operators an improvement in piston cleanliness (up to 20%), a reduction in liner wear (up to 50%), and a significant enhancement in bearing protection.

Marine fuel and lubricant providers increasingly are playing a pivotal role in helping ship and boat owners to reduce emissions and improve performance. To this end, ExxonMobil introduced Mobilgard 410 NC, touted by the oil company as a zinc-free high-performance oil that offers marine operators an improvement in piston cleanliness (up to 20%), a reduction in liner wear (up to 50%), and a significant enhancement in bearing protection. It also is designed to help maximize the performance of a number of medium and high-speed engine types, including newer designs that comply with U.S.

LCS 1 Begins Final Dockside Testing

The propulsion plant of the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS 1), has completed testing in preparation for dock trials. The ship is now ready to begin dock trials -- the final stage of testing before underway trials. The 378-foot Freedom is powered by an innovative, combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion plant, with steerable water jet propulsion. This system will power the ship at cruise speeds out to ranges exceeding 3,500 nautical miles and will also allow the ship to sustain sprint speeds over 40 knots. Dock trials includes a series of demonstrations of propulsion, navigation, communication and other systems conducted to ensure the ship is ready for sea trials. There has been rapid progress on Freedom since the beginning of the year.

Ship System and Component Manufacturers Discuss Past and Future

The Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus (CSC) co-chaired by Representatives Gene Taylor (D-MS) and Jo Ann Davis (R-VA), met with ship component manufacturers on the impact that low rates of naval shipbuilding have had on their companies and the challenges confronting the ship manufacturing industrial base. The ship manufacturers that met with the Caucus included: Mr. Craig Hansen of BWXT/ Babcock and Wilcox in Mount Vernon, IN; Mr. Walter Herr of Fairbanks Morse Engine in Beloit, WI; Mr. Roy Arnold of IMECO, Inc. in Iron Mountain, MI; Mr. Michael Stobbart of Lister Chain and Forge, Inc. in Blaine, WA; and Mr. Terry Sterling of Nelson Stud Welding in Elyria, OH.

Lockheed Martin Team Completes Milestone for LCS Ship

ship's two main propulsion gas turbines. launch in the summer of 2006 and deliver to the U.S. months after the start of construction. propulsion plant, with steerable water jet propulsion. loaded. distances. maneuverability for mission execution. and optimum crew comfort. Shipping. international teammates to provide a flexible, low-risk warfighting solution. assembled in precise order as the ship continues to take shape.

NOAA's Oldest Ship Retired

(Photo Credit:  NOAA)

NOAA ship John N. Cobb, the oldest and only wooden hulled ship in the NOAA fleet, was decommissioned in after 58 years of service. The 93-ft. fisheries research vessel began service in 1950 with the Bureau of Fisheries, predecessor to NOAA's Fisheries Service, conducting albacore tuna surveys in , , and . Homeported in , Cobb has operated primarily in Alaskan waters for much of her service life, most recently in support of the fisheries service's Auke Bay Laboratories in . "The John N. Cobb has been an extremely productive platform for NOAA.

New Navy Contracts

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $151,577,441 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5431) to procure 186 Evolved SEASPARROW Missiles (ESSM), 77 shipping containers, and spares for the NATO SEASPARROW Consortium and the United Arab Emirates. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., (45 percent); Camden, Ark., (2 percent); Andover, Mass,. (10 percent), Australia, (11 percent), Canada, (7 percent), Denmark, (1 percent), Greece, (1 percent), Germany, (8 percent), The Netherlands, (6 percent); Norway, (5 percent); Spain, (3 percent); and Turkey, (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by August 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Eastern Selects MAN Engines for OPC

The MAN V2833D STC engine, here pictured in its 20-cylinder configuration. Photo MAN

The US Coast Guard will have MAN’s 28/33D STC engines installed as the main propulsion for its new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) programme. The programme is the replacement platform for the 13 ‘Famous’ class and 14 ‘Reliance’ class cutter vessels, making the order the largest vessel procurement order in the Coast Guard’s history. Lex Nijsen – Head of Four-Stroke Marine – MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “We are very pleased to have won this major order within such a key, domestic market. It’s a breakthrough for us as this is the first time that the USCG has ordered MAN 28/33D STC engines.

Why New Warships Will be Powered by Waterjets

A Wärtsilä Lips LJ210E reversible waterjet. What was once a way to makes waves with small craft, contemporary high-powered waterjet propulsion systems are winding up on bigger vessels including warships. Why waterjets? They are simple and reliable, with the pump impellor turning at a constant speed and flow in one direction. Engine loading is constant. In most cases a gearbox is not required. The entire propulsion system receives less stress and requires less maintenance. Waterjets have plenty of pickup, can sustain high speed operations, but can stop on a dime by reversing thrust. They’re responsive, and idea for precise maneuvering or station keeping. Waterjets can be used in very shallow water. There’s no screw to foul.

Marcon’s Tugboat Recap – August 2012

According to boat broker Marcon International, there are 711 tugboats officially on the market for sale worldwide; up 12% since May. In all 232, or about one-third of the tugs available worldwide – primarily foreign flagged – were built within the last 10 years, or are newbuilding re-sales or currently under construction. A total of 41 newbuildings up to 6,000 HP range are scheduled for delivery through 2013, balancing an average worldwide age of 38 years for all tugs being offered. U.S.

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