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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Christenings & Deliveries: Black Hawk Fleet Embarks on Repower Program

Blackhawk Fleet, Inc. operates towboats and barges along the Mississippi River out of Davenport Iowa. The city, on the Mississippi River 300-miles up river from St. Louis, has long been a maritime center. When 84-year old Capt. David Tipton died at the wheel of his snag-pulling steamboat in 1904 he was buried here. To honor the Mark Twain contemporary, his crew hauled an anchor from the river to mark his grave site. His vessel, the Col. A. Mackenzie was renamed the David Tipton. Tipton's death was declared the end of an era, but it hardly marked the end of riverboat work around Davenport. Today,Blackhawk's eight boats and 35 barges have a variety of capabilities including crane, deck and sand barges.

Ingram Repowers With Cummins

Ingram’s big white line-haul towboats with their distinctive red circle stack logo are a familiar sight on the lower Mississippi. On the Ohio River and in other feeder routes, Ingram also operates a number of smaller vessels to put the big tows together. In the recent total rebuild following the sinking of one such boat, the 56 x 24-ft. M/V Charles B Holman, Ingram chose Cummins engines. Mark Duley, General Manager-Motor Vessel Engineering, reports that the job was completed in June of 2007 with all the shipyard work being done at James Marine Services in Paducah, Kentucky. Lakeshore Marine Services rebuilt the vessel’s crew quarters.

Monico Expands Expertise to Cummins Equipment

Monico, Inc releases a new product, the Custom Protocol Converter - Cummins Version, for monitoring of Cummins Equipment. For more than four years, since the launch of the CDL Gateway, Monico has been known for its exclusive ability to remotely monitor and control Caterpillar engines and gensets. Across industrial sectors, the company is recognized as CAT engine communication experts. Recently, through extensive field development, Monico has become more involved the world of Cummins engines as well.

Cummins-Case Credit Financial Services Expands

In the midst of a successful first year in the commercial marine market, Cummins-Case Credit Financial Services is announcing significant expansion of its commercial marine financing operation; with a new office in Seattle, and new employees appointed to manage the Gulf and Pacific regions. Since entering the market, sales have exceeded expectations. The company is entering into high quality financing contracts for barges, tug boats, push boats, fishing boats, other work boats and passenger vessels powered by Cummins engines in the U.S. and Canada. The company announced the appointment of Dean Chinnery, who joins as marine-sales finance manager, Pacific region, including Western Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and the western U.S. The company also announced the appointment of Robert F.

Cummins in Honk Kong: Keeping Up the Quality

The tanker Tai Hing Hong 2 at anchor just outside Aberdeen Harbour (Haig-Brown photos courtesy of Cummins Marine)

On many older boats from the UK to Canada, and from Thailand to Hong Kong, the deep purr of a well-tuned Gardner diesel wakens fond memories for many mariners. When the British firm discontinued volume production of their standard engines in the early 1990s mariners had to choose another manufacturer to meet their expectations for quality. In Hong Kong this was made easier by the strong presence of Cummins marine diesels since the early 1980s. Otto C. Y. To, Deputy General Manager of Shun Fung Engineering Ltd…

Cummins Trains Louisiana Diesel Technicians

With several shipyards and marine operators in the area, Morgan City, La. is a center for crewing and supply of the Gulf oil industry. Since last January, a partnership between the Louisiana Technical College (LTC) and Cummins Mid-South has trained more than 120 diesel mechanics and engineers on aspects of high horsepower Cummins engines. As a distributor, Cummins Mid-South supports both their own and independent dealers in a network covering the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The training is available to Cummins dealers, customers and selected LTC diesel tech students. Training is also available to the Diesel Technology instructors of the LTC system throughout the state.

Cummins Announces IMO Emissions Compliance

Cummins Marine, a division of Cummins Engine Company, is the first marine diesel engine manufacturer to receive IMO MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI emissions Statements of Compliance from the U.S. EPA for its marine engines. The Statements of Compliance cover Cummins' B, C, QSM11 and K series of marine propulsion engines, ranging from 180-2,000 hp. Cummins expects to receive similar compliance statements for its N14 and QSK19 propulsion engines and C series of generator drive engines. The company also announced it has successfully passed the first Lloyd's Register witness test of its B and QSK19 series marine engines, and it expects to receive Statements of Compliance from LR.

Cummins Announces IMO Emissions Compliance

Cummins Marine, a division of Cummins Engine Company, is the first marine diesel engine manufacturer to receive IMO MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI emissions Statements of Compliance from the U.S. EPA for its marine engines. The Statements of Compliance cover Cummins' B, C, QSM11 and K series of marine propulsion engines, ranging from 180-2,000 hp. Cummins expects to receive similar compliance statements for its N14 and QSK19 propulsion engines and C series of generator drive engines. The company also announced it has successfully passed the first Lloyd's Register witness test of its B and QSK19 series marine engines, and it expects to receive Statements of Compliance from LR.

Malaysian Aluminum Crewboat Cummins-Powered

Cummins KTA38M2 Engine: Photo credit Sarawak Slipways

Long noted for the quality of their steel vessels, the Sarawak Slipways have recently launched an aluminum crew boat. Built to a design by Singapore-based Naval Consult Pte. Ltd., the 38 by 7.85-meter vessel has a molded draught of 1.75 meters. With seating for 50 personnel and accommodation for a crew of eight, the vessel is powered by three Cummins engines turning fixed-pitch propellers. The port and starboard engines are Cummins KTA38M2 models delivering 1350 HP at 1900 RPM to five-blade propellers with 1050-centimeter diameters.

Sarawak Slipways Builds in Aluminum

Sarawak Slipways have recently launched an aluminum crew boat. Built to a design by Singapore-based Naval Consult Pte. Ltd., the 38 by 7.85-meter vessel has a molded draught of 1.75 meters. With seating for 50 personnel and accommodation for a crew of eight, the vessel is powered by three Cummins engines turning fixed-pitch propellers. The port and starboard engines are Cummins KTA38M2 models delivering 1350 HP at 1900 RPM to five-blade propellers with 1050-centimeter diameters. The center engine is a Cummins KTA50M2 model delivering 1800 HP at 1900 RPM to an 1150 cm diameter prop.

Cummins Appoints Schertz As Sales Manager

Cummins Marine has elected Leo Schertz as North American commercial sales manager. A 12-year veteran of Cummins Engine Co., Schertz previously held assignments in engineering, customer quality and customer engineering at the company's headquarters in Columbus, Ind. and regional office in Singapore. He will be responsible for supporting the North American commercial markets including workboats, fishing vessels, transportation and oil field support.

Valvoline, Cummins Announce Alliance

The Valvoline Company of Lexington, Ky., and Cummins Inc. of Colombus, Ind., recently signed another five-year sales and marketing alliance, which contributed to both companies' growth during the last quarter. As outlined in the agreement, Cummins endorses and recommends Valvoline's Premium Blue engine oil for its heavy duty diesel engines and sells the product through its distributor. Cummins engine plants will also use Valvoline's lubricants, oils and greases. Both companies actively promote Valvoline's Premium Blue oils and are working together to meet the new 2002 American Petroleum Institute (API) requirements for oils to be used in future engines. Additionally, Cummins maintains its own set of engine oil standards, and Valvoline has been the first to meet key standards.

First New Tier 2 Engine for European Rivers

Ketels, the Cummins dealer in Gent, Belgium, completed the first European installation of the new Cummins Tier 2 compliant QSK38 M. The engine, delivering 1200 HP at 1800 RPM, has been installed in the inland waterway barge Lambada. The new engine is evolved from the popular and reliable KTA38 that is so well known in the marine world. Then main engine was installed with a new Twin Disc MGX5321DC with 4.96:1 reduction and Kobelt controls. The recently developed Cummins C Command Elite engine control panel system was also installed. Bernard Ketels also reports that, “We installed a CJC offline filter separator (C.C. JENSEN). However it’s an offline filter, we installed it inline.

AHT Built at Sapor Shipyard

AHT Built at Sapor Shipyard Powered by two KTA50M2. The anchor handling tug Omni Akira has now been delivered by Sapor Shipyard of Sibu, Sarawak, East Malaysia. Cummins engines for the Omni Akira are as follows: Main Engine : 2 X KTA50M2 rated 1600BHP @ 1800RPM Main Genset: 2 X QSM11DM rated 250 kwe F/Fighting: 1 X KTA38M2 rated 1200BHP Photos courtesy of Scott and English (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and Sapor Ship Sdn. Bhd.

Cummins Mid-South, Algae-X Sign Agreement

Algae-X International is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with Cummins Mid-South LLC. Cummins Mid-South is the Cummins Engine Distributor operating distribution centers throughout the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Western Tennessee. Calvin B. Klotz, vice president of the Marine Division plans to integrate Algae-X Fuel Conditioners into the fuel systems for new engine packages, and to retro-fit Algae-X units into existing engine installations for Marine, Power Generation, Transportation, Mining, Construction, Agriculture, and other applications. Algae-X Technology improves and maintains the quality of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil and other distillate fuels preventing tank sludge and clogged filters.

Cummins Great Lakes is Newest ALGAE-X Distributor

Algae-X International is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with Cummins Great Lakes Inc. Cummins Great Lakes Inc. is one of the largest Cummins Engine Distributors in the country with six distribution centers throughout the State of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. William Maynard, President and CEO of the DePere, WI based company plans to integrate ALGAE-XÒ Fuel Conditioners into the fuel systems for new engine packages, and retro fit the ALGAE-XÒ units into existing engine installations for Power Generation, Transportation, Mining, Construction, Marine, Agriculture, and other applications. Algae-X Technology improves and maintains the quality of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil and other distillate fuels preventing tank sludge and clogged filters.

Cummins Annouces Emissions Certification

Cummins Marine, a division of Cummins Engine Company, has received IMO MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI emissions Statements of Compliance from Lloyd's Register of Shipping for its B series, C series, QSM11 and N14 series marine engines. The company anticipates the Lloyd's Register certification will be recognized on a worldwide basis, as proper technical documentation for local emissions regulating agencies to meet customers' needs. Cummins Marine engine families are shipped with a data tag and technical file, identifying emissions compliance. This technical file contains copies of the U.S. EPA and Lloyd's Register statements of compliance to certify each engine.

Fishing Boat Built with Cummins Engines

A.F.Theraiult of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia is building a 99.1-ft. steel fishing boat for Capt. Wesley Hennebery of Ivy Fisheries. To be powered by a Cummins KTA38 M1 main engine rated to 1,000 hp at 1,800 rpm, the boat will be rigged for harpooning, longlining and trawling. The main engine will drive through a ZF BW361 gear with a 6.16:1 ratio. Electrical power will be supplied by a 70 kW gen set powered by a Cummins 6BT 5.9 G2m engine. Engines for the boat will deliver this September with the vessel delivery scheduled for early in 2000.

Mid America Delivers Three Tugs to MNO

Photos courtesy Mid America Shipyards

Mid America Shipyards LLC, out of Ft. Smith, Ark., has just delivered three tug boats to MNO operating out of Suriname in South America. Two of the vessels are 31.5 ft long by 14 ft wide with a hull depth of 5.5 ft and an eye level of 1.8 ft. Each vessel is equipped with two Cummins engines QSL9 at 330 hp each continuous duty, provided by Mid South Cummins. These 660 hp tugs came complete with living quarters featuring a set of bunk beds, toilet, sink, shower, refrigerator, hotplate, air conditioning, 9 KW gen set, two 10 ton winches, 3-inch shafts and 38-inch props.

New Power in the Heart of the Alaskan Beast

Starboard Engine 'Time Bandit': Photo courtesy of the Hillstrand family

Twenty-two year-old crab boat's faithful Cummins diesel engines replaced with state-of-the-art version. Fans of the popular Discovery Channel series “The Deadliest Catch” thrill at the sight of the 113-foot, black-hulled Time Bandit’s bow rearing out of a cresting wave. Onboard men launch and recover 1000-pound crab pots while chilled Arctic seas wash over the working deck. In the wheelhouse, the crab boat’s skippers Andy or Jonathan Hillstrand monitor the deck crew and the boat’s electronic navigation equipment.

Catherwood Towing's New Imp

Catherwood Towing operates a fleet of tugs on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. Owner Ernie Catherwood has built the fleet over the years and has recently been repowering with Cummins engines. In the spring of 2009 Ernie Catherwood took delivery of his first new-build with Cummins KTA19 main engines from Sylte Shipyard Ltd. The Sea Imp IX is 53.6 ft overall with a hefty 22 ft beam and a 9.75 ft draft. As were several of the boats already in the fleet, the new boat was built to a design by West Vancouver based A.

Seacraft Delivers Laurie Tide on Schedule

In addition to delivering Laurie Tide on schedule, Seacraft Shipyard also surpassed all contractual vessel performance requirements. Christened by her namesake, Mrs. Laurie Kirzner, the vessel holds a top speed of 30 knots, a normal operating speed of 28.5 knots and a contract loaded speed of 27.5 knots; Laurie Tide is the fastest 115 ft. class, propeller driven mono hull, oilfield crew boat ever built, says the company. USCG-approved for 200 miles offshore and ABS classed, the vessel is powered by three Cummins engines producing 1,350-hp each closed coupled to a Reintjes Marine Gear. Electrical power plants consist of two Cummins 4 BT 3.9 engines coupled to a Newage Stamford 50 kW generator supplying electricity throughout the vessel.

Cummins Announces EPA Tier 3 Marine Solutions

Cummins Inc., a leading manufacturer of diesel engines for the commercial marine industry, is pleased to announce its U.S. EPA Tier 3 marine product solutions. Improving on the existing EPA Tier 2-certified product line, the company is developing a full range of Tier 3 products from 6.7 to 60 liters and 150 to 2700 HP. Cummins Tier 3 solutions apply advanced combustion technology to reduce emissions in-cylinder without the need for aftertreatment. Cummins Tier 3 marine product line will serve as the platform for future, more stringent emissions in the U.S. and globally. Representing a 50% reduction in particulate matter (PM) and a 20% reduction in nitrogen oxides (NOx) compared to Tier 2 standards…

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