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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wärtsilä Common-Rail Engine Completes Shop Test

engine during its official shop test in the works of HSD Engine Co Ltd in Korea. The engine develops 45,760 kW at 102 rpm, and measures about 15.8 m long and 13.5 m high. The first Sulzer RT-flex96C low-speed marine engine has completed its official shop test at HSD Engine Co Ltd in Korea. With an output of 45,760 kW, this is the largest engine to employ common-rail systems for fuel injection and valve actuation. Developed by Wärtsilä Corporation, Sulzer RT-flex engines are advanced large marine engines available for ship propulsion.

John Deere Introduces Tier 3 Lineup

Photo: John Deere Power Systems

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced that it will meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations with a complete lineup of diesel engines from 74-559 kW (99-750 hp) .New PowerTech 9.0L and 13.5L Tier 3 propulsion and generator-drive engines join the previously announced 4.5L and 6.8L Tier 3 models, offering customers choices for commercial and recreational applications. John Deere Tier 3 marine engines meet current European Union emissions requirements for propulsion engines used on recreational crafts and inland waterway vessels.

MAN Diesel Ship Engine Production Steady

MAN B&W low-speed diesel engines manufactured at the Tamano Works Machinery Factory Photo MES

Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding co., Ltd. (MES; President: Takao Tanaka) achieved production volume of 181 MAN B&W low-speed diesel engines manufactured at the Tamano Works Machinery Factory (Tamano, Okayama Prefecture) in fiscal 2015, representing for 3.28 million horsepower (results in the previous fiscal year were 181 engines and 3.54 million horsepower). Since MES formed a technical tie-up with the Denmark-based B&W (now known as MAN Diesel & Turbo) on diesel engines in 1926…

Mermaid Kohler Range to Be Launched

Kohler engine (image courtesy of Mermaid Marine)

Mermaid Marine is to launch a new range of diesel engines, the Mermaid Kohler. The partnership between U.K. diesel engine marinizer Mermaid Marine and Kohler expands Poole based Mermaid Marine’s offering to smaller inboard engines with the company now able to supply engines from 31kW to 376kW. It has come about through Mermaid Marine’s parent company, Power Torque’s work with JCB which has partnered with Kohler’s Global Power Group to use the Italian manufactured engines in several of its compact machine lines in what the company terms the next stage of its engine strategy.

New Orders for Large Common-rail Engines

Sulzer RT-flex96C low-speed diesel engines have been ordered by Odense Steel Shipyard A/S in Lindø, Denmark, for installation in four 3700 TEU L-class container ships building there for the Danish group A.P. Møller - Mærsk, Safmarine and Deutsche Afrika Linien. The ships are due for delivery in 2004 and 2005. These are further examples of the most powerful diesel engines so far announced to have electronically-controlled common-rail fuel injection. The first Sulzer RT-flex96C engines were ordered in April 2003. The eight-cylinder engines will each develop 45,760 kW (62,240 bhp) at 102 rev/min. The engines will be built under licence from Wärtsilä Corporation by HSD Engine Co Ltd in Korea.

Commercial Marine Engine Emission Standards Finalized

EPA Administrator Carol Browner signed a final rule establishing new emission standards for commercial marine diesel engines at or above 37 kW (approximately 50 hp). EPA's final rule aplies emission standards to new engines only, beginning with the 2004 model year. Vessels and engines built before 2004 will not be subject to emission control requirements. However, if a vessel is subsequently modified such that 50 percent of the modified vessel's value is derived from new material or components, the vessel will be considered new and will be required to meet engine emission standards in effect at the time the modifications are made. EPA believes this will prevent companies from re-using parts from used vessels to avoid emission standards.

Caterpillar Introduces Compact Marine Propulsion Engines

Caterpillar Inc. has launched its new 3034 DIT, 3034 DINA, 3054 DIT and 3054B DINA marine propulsion engines. The 3034, 3054 and 3054B engines are designed to offer outstanding reliability and durability in a very compact package size. Expanding upon the Cat 3000 line of engines introduced in 2000, these versatile, powerful engines can be applied in single or twin-engine workboat, fish boat, passenger ferry, patrol craft, sailboat or pleasure craft applications. Caterpillar initially offered the 3056 propulsion engine as the first in a new line of compact, fuel-efficient marine propulsion engines based on an environmentally friendly, in-line six-cylinder, four-stroke cycle diesel design.

Maritime Jacques Cassard Orders Engine Room Simulator

Photo Credit - Lycée Maritime d'Etel.

Kongsberg Maritime and Lycée Maritime Jacques Cassard in Nantes have signed a contract for the delivery of an advanced Engine Room Simulator. Lycée Maritime Jacques Cassard is the eighth of twelve French Regional Maritime Vocational Schools to use K-Sim Engine for highly realistic maritime engine room training courses. K-Sim Engine full mission simulators are already installed at LPM of Boulogne-sur-Mer, LPM Ciboure and LPMA Jaques-Faggianelli to Bastia (Corsica), while five other schools including Nantes have chosen K-Sim Engine desktop systems.

Wärtsilä Engines for CGS Vessels

China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. (CSCL), part of the China Shipping Group (CSG), has chosen Wärtsilä main engines for eight container vessels. The Wärtsilä engines for this order will be built under licence by Doosan Engine, Korea. Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading ship power system integrator, will supply a package of support services for this order, which was placed in October. The ships are to be built at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyard in Shanghai. "The low fuel consumption across many load parameters was the key technical reason to select the Wärtsilä common rail 2-stroke engine," said Li Xueqiang, deputy GM of CSCL.

Most powerful common-rail engine successfully tested

The first 12-cylinder Sulzer RT-flex96C low-speed marine engine developed by Wärtsilä Corporation has reportedly successfully completed its official shop test. With a maximum continuous power output of 68,640 kW (93,360 bhp) at 102 rpm, it is the most powerful engine so far to employ common-rail technology. The engine is one of four ordered in 2003 for the propulsion of four 7700 TEU Post-Panamax container liners contracted by Blue Star Reederei, a subsidiary of P&O Nedlloyd BV, with the Japanese shipbuilding group IHI Marine United Inc.

Wärtsilä Extends Engine Portfolio, 62 & 72 Bore

Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading ship power system integrator, strengthens its offering in the mid-size, low-speed engine sector by adding new 62- and 72-bore low-speed engines to its portfolio. These standardised engines offer high propulsion efficiency, reliability, and optimised total cost of ownership for customers in the bulker, tanker, and feeder container markets. Both engines employ well-proven Wärtsilä low-speed technology, and incorporate electronically-controlled fuel supply and control.

More Than 500 Wärtsilä RT-Flex Common-Rail Engines Sold

Orders for Wärtsilä RT-flex electronically-controlled common-rail marine engines have passed the 500-engine mark since the RT-flex common rail system was introduced in 1998. Although many of these are of the most powerful RT-flex96C type, progress has been achieved with the smallest, the RT-flex50, which has a rapidly growing order book. The new RT-flex82C and RT-flex82T engine types have also made a good start with orders being booked by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd and Doosan Engine Co Ltd, both in Korea. The RT-flex common-rail system was introduced by Wärtsilä in 1998 when it was first applied in a research engine. The first production engine then went into service in September 2001.

John Deere Power Systems introduces redesigned 6068SFM75

redesigned 6068SFM75

New design offers 400 hp in a more compact 6.8L marine engine. John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) is pleased to announce a redesigned PowerTech™ 6068SFM75 marine diesel engine that offers a power range of 186 kW to 298 kW (249 hp to 400 hp). The redesigned PowerTech 6068SFM75 joins the PowerTech 6090SFM75 at 410 kW (550 hp) and 6135SFM75 at 559 kW (750 hp) to complete the high horsepower marine engine lineup. The new 6.8L marine engine represents John Deere’s continued commitment to offer customers a complete lineup of marine engines rated for commercial fishing and high-speed recreational craft.

Hyundai Starts Export of LNG Fueled Engines

HiMSEN H35/40GV Engine Test: Photo credit HHI

The new gas engine runs on liquefied natural gas rather than heavy crude oil and has a maximum power output of 13,000 bhp. The HiMSEN H35/40GV can be used to generate power for onshore power plants, commercial ships, and offshore facilities including drillships. The new engine emits 20% less carbon dioxide than diesel engines, reduces NOx emissions by 97% to reach world’s lowest level of 50 ppm, and improves engine performance by 47%. The Ulsan, South Korea-based company will export the engine to an onshore gas-powered power plant in the Middle East after final paint and packing work. Mr.

Wärtsilä's Gas Engine Technology Enhanced

Wärtsilä 50DF engine

Wärtsilä has now sold more than 2000 of its gas fuelled engines, which together have accumulated more than 7 million operational running hours in both land-based and marine applications. These milestone achievements emphasise the global position that Wärtsilä has achieved in gas and dual-fuel (DF) engine technology. "Wärtsilä's gas and dual-fuel engine technology can be used in all vessel types, and installed both in newbuilds and as conversion projects in existing ships. With…

Playing the Tier Game

With few exceptions, marine power is diesel power and emissions levels from diesel engines are coming under increased scrutiny and regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. The levels of acceptable NOx, carbon monoxide and particulate matter for diesel engines in U.S. flagged vessels depends on the displacement of the engine. The EPA has settled on a liters-per-cylinder measurement to determine the schedule to meet the emission requirements. For example, marine diesel engines between 1.2 and 2.5 liters per cylinder have had to meet what is known as Tier Two requirements since 2004. These are engines typically used to power small gensets, bow thrusters, fire pumps and other auxiliary engine requirements.

New Four-Cycle Marine Workboat Engine Package

Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. recently combined efforts with Detroit Diesel and Hollywood Marine to test a new four-cycle V12-2000 series commercial marine workboat engine package. Advantages of the more compact and durable 2000 series four-cycle engine, include reduced fuel and oil consumption and a noticeably quieter engine due to its triple-wall exhaust system. The new style triple-wall exhaust system also reduces engine room heat. Another advantage of the new series 2000 series engine is that the engine is emission certified, and will meet the future emission requirements of the year 2000 and beyond. "The new Detroit Diesel four-cycle engine is an environmentally friendly marine package…

Caterpillar Offers Global Extended Service Coverage

Caterpillar's Engine Products Division has made available the option of extended service coverage (ESC) for Caterpillar engines and generator sets in the industrial, electric power, petroleum and marine markets. ESC can be purchased from Caterpillar dealers worldwide as of August 1. For the first time, Cat engine owners are able to choose a standardized Caterpillar ESC package that ensures their equipment will be protected by the global network of Cat dealers and technicians. ESC protects Cat owners against failure of covered components beyond expiration of the standard warranty period. Based on their preference and applications, customers can choose ESC coverage periods ranging from 24 to 60 months or from 1,500 to 18,000 operating hours depending on the engine model.

New Marine Engines

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced new Marine Tier 3 PowerTechTM 4.5L and 6.8L propulsion and generator-drive engines. John Deere will meet U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations that began to take effect in 2009 based on cylinder displacement and power per displacement with a complete lineup of PowerTech 4.5L and 6.8L propulsion and generator-drive engines. They also will achieve compliance with IMO Tier II emissions regulations and EU 97/68/EC. New EPA Marine Tier 3 regulations will impact John Deere 4.5L and 6.8L engines beginning January 1, 2013.

New Volvo Penta Between Regular Runs

MF Vardehorn, a Norwegian car and passenger ferry, was having problems with one of its four propulsion engines. The contract to replace the engine was awarded to Marhaug A/S, Volvo Penta’s dealer in Svolvaer, Norway. The replacement, which involved cutting holes in the ship’s hull to install the new engine, was completed between two scheduled runs by the ferry. “We are extremely satisfied with the engine replacement and the manner in which Volvo Penta helped us solve our problem. The work was completed quickly, without requiring us to take the ferry out of traffic,” says shipping company inspector Jan Sletteng of TFDS, owner of the MF Vardehorn. Volvo Penta has been expanding its product program by including marine diesel engines with cylinder volumes ranging from 25 to 65 liters.

Entering A New Certification Era

Marine diesel engines have long been subject to classification society rules. However, from the start of next year, a whole new - and quite separate control regime will begin to take effect with major implications for both new and existing engines. Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78, dealing with a wide range of air pollution control matters (including ozone depleting substances, acid deposition materials, volatile organic compounds, incineration and oil fuel quality), is still some way from reaching the required level of ratification to enter into force. Nevertheless, the time is fast approaching when some of the provisions of that Annex will start to take effect. This is particularly true in terms of the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) controls, Regulation 13.

Wärtsilä's Engines Tested

The first two of the latest Sulzer RT-flex50 common-rail marine engine type developed by Wärtsilä Corporation, have successfully completed official shop tests and class type approval tests at Wärtsilä's licensee Diesel United Ltd in Japan. With five to eight cylinders, the Sulzer RT-flex50 low-speed marine diesel engine covers a power range of 5800 to 13,280 kW at 99 to 124 rpm. It is thus ideally suited to the propulsion of bulk carriers in the Handymax to Panamax size range, product tankers and feeder container vessels. The Sulzer RT-flex50 is based on the Sulzer RTA50 engine jointly developed by Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd in Japan.

Wärtsilä Reports Market Success for Engines

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