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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Diesel Engine News

Yanmar Rolls Out New Marine Power Offerings

3JH40 inboard engine (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar has already introduced several new products for the marine market in 2018, including a new common rail inboard marine diesel engine touted as the world's smallest, higher horsepower offerings in its mid range series, and expanded joystick controls. Yanmar Marine International has launched the latest addition to its family of new generation common rail (CR) diesel engines, the compact Yanmar 3JH40 inboard engine, at boot Düsseldorf. The three-cylinder 3JH40 has been developed as the marine industry’s smallest CR inboard diesel engine, Yanmar said.

Fairbanks Morse to Power US Navy's LPD 29

Photo: Fairbanks Morse

Fairbanks Morse said it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power LPD 29, the U.S. Navy’s thirteenth San Antonio landing platform dock (LPD) class ship. Construction of the engines will begin in 2019 for scheduled delivery to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. in 2020. Fairbanks Morse will also support installation, testing and sea trials for the vessel. The four sequentially turbocharged 16-cylinder…

Hybrid Patrol Boat Launched at Port of Rotterdam

Photo: Port of Rotterdam

A new hybrid patrol vessel has entered into service last week at the Port of Rotterdam. The new 25-meter vessel, the RPA 8, can run on both diesel and diesel-electric, and causes less vessel wake and is much more efficient than other Port Authority vessels. RPA 8 was built by Kooiman Group in Zwijndrecht to replace the RPA 3, which had reached the end of its technical and economic service life. RPA 8 uses considerably less fuel, while the hybrid propulsion system enables efficient patrolling at low speeds and reduces the number of hours the diesel engines need to run at low load operation.

Dive Support Vessel Delivered to Stapem Offshore

Photo: Incat Crowther

The first of two new 18-meter catamaran dive support vessels built for Paris-based Stapem Offshore has been delivered by South African shipbuilder Legacy Marine Group. The Marshal Island-flagged vessel, Stapem Beluga, will operate in the coastal waters of Angola in support of oil and gas exploration and production. The vessel, designed by Incat Crowther, has been customized to suit Stapem’s specific operational requirements. The aft exterior deck utilizes available space by combining deck lockers and racks for diving equipment storage with a covered dive prepping area.

Diesel Engines for China Market – Majors Set Up New Company

Photo credit: MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Shanghai Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (SDEC), a major Chinese diesel engine manufacturer, have signed an agreement to establish Shanghai MHI Engine Co., Ltd., to manufacture and market diesel engines in China. The aim of the new joint venture is to make a full-fledged entrance into the rapidly expanding Chinese market for industrial-use diesel engines and to build up market share through more competitively priced products. The JV is scheduled to begin manufacturing and marketing in December of this year.

Shanghai MHI, JV with Shanghai Diesel Engine Begin Operation

Photo: MHI

Shanghai MHI Engine Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and marketer of diesel engines jointly established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Shanghai Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (SDEC) – a Chinese diesel engine manufacturer – has launched operation. The JV aims to establish a solid position in the Chinese market for industrial-use diesel engines by building up market share through more competitively priced products. To celebrate the commencement of operation, Shanghai MHI Engine held an opening ceremony at the company's site in Yangpu District, Shanghai.

News: New Marine Diesel Regs Adopted by EPA

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adopting emission standards for new marine diesel engines that will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the U.S. The near-term, Tier 1 standards in this rule are equivalent to the internationally negotiated emission limits for oxides of nitrogen (NOx). These standards will go into effect in 2004 and are based on readily available emission-control technology. EPA also said that it would undertake another rulemaking in a few years to consider a second tier of more stringent standards. The Tier 1 standards apply to marine diesel engines manufactured January 1, 2004 or later if they will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the United States1.

DieselHouse Opened by HRH Crown Prince Frederik

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark officially opened MAN B&W Diesel’s new five-star attraction, DieselHouse, a technical and cultural experience center dedicated to the diesel engine technology. On May 18, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark officially opened MAN B&W Diesel’s new five-star attraction, DieselHouse, a technical and cultural experience center dedicated to the diesel engine technology. The opening ceremony was witnessed by Flemming Hansen, Danish Minister for Tranport and Energy, as well as high-ranking representatives from MAN B&W Diesel’s licensees. DieselHouse is situated on the site of the H.C.

New Diesel Science Center

venture to create Denmark’s new attraction in the world of diesel engines. H. C. plants, in the southern part of the city. development of the diesel engine. 35 years, is still operational and raring to go. B&W engines from the start of the 20th century. chambers at both the top and bottom of the cylinder. multimedia presentations. summer and will be finished in May 2006. Christianshavn to the new site at ENERGI E2’s H. Ørsted Værket. the new facility. the engines on view in the exhibition. One of the ship models on view will be the M/S Amerika. housed in the new centre. diesel engine was at the leading edge of ship design. • Get an impression of the diesel technology of the future. diesel attraction possible. Diesel A/S, Peter Sunn Pedersen. Peter Sunn Pedersen: "It is a dream come true.

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.

Lubrizol and Caterpillar Codeveloping Low-Emission Diesel Fuel

The Lubrizol Corporation and Caterpillar Inc. are developing a low-emission diesel fuel designed for use in commercial service diesel engines. This unique fuel technology utilizes Lubrizol's performance chemistry and system capabilities and Caterpillar's diesel engine combustion and emissions knowledge. The new fuel will be sold by fuel marketers and distributors and supported by fully integrated chemical, electronic and mechanical components sold by Lubrizol under the name PuriNOx Performance Systems. PuriNOx fuel is a stable blend of additives, water and commercial diesel fuel. Tests indicate, when compared to commercial diesel fuel, PuriNOx fuel significantly reduces two of the most critical emissions from compression ignition diesel engines - nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates.

Shanghai MHI Begin Diesel Engine Production

Shanghai MHI Engine Co., jointly established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) & Shanghai Diesel Engine Co. (SDEC) now manufacturing. Shanghai MHI Engine was established this February based on a JV agreement signed in March last year between MHI and SDEC. The JV is capitalized at 200 million yuan (approx. 3 billion yen), with ownership divided equally between the two companies. It manufactures industrial-use diesel engines with power outputs in the 500 to 1,600 kW range under a manufacturing and marketing license from MHI. Leveraging MHI's advanced technology in industrial-use diesel engines and SDEC's vast domestic networks in procurement…

GE Receives BV Certification

GE Transportation’s marine business has received type approval certification from Bureau Veritas (BV), Paris, France, for its family of Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI), medium-speed diesel engines. “The BV type approval certifies that our 8, 12 and 16 cylinder engines are manufactured with high quality at GE’s Grove City, Pennsylvania facility,” said John Manison, manager of GE Transportation’s marine business in Erie, Pa. “Over the past several years, we have earned BV, American Bureau of Shipping and Germanischer Lloyd type approvals for our diesel engine family. Couple these quality certifications with many cost-saving features such as electronic fuel injection, and customers are offered significant benefits when using our engines,” Manison added.

Dutch Inland Waterway Aid Could Drive Repowers

The European Commission authorized a Dutch aid scheme on the basis of which subsidies can be granted for the replacement or retrofitting of diesel engines used by inland waterways vessels. The scheme will be in force for five years with a total budget of approximately € 20 million. The aim of the scheme is to achieve a substantial reduction in the NOx’s emissions of the existing inland waterways fleet[1] in the Netherlands by subsidising low-emission diesel engines. retrofitting a current conventional ship's diesel engine into a low-emission one. The scheme will benefit vessels registered in the Netherlands irrespective of nationality. The Commission considers the scheme to be in line with the EC Treaty[2], in particular with the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection[3].

Wärtsilä Extends Licence Agreement in China

Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Plant (YMD) of Yichang, China, jointly signed an agreement in January 2007 to extend the existing licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä low-speed marine diesel engines. The new agreement enables YMD to deliver also certain types of low-speed engines designed and developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan. Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd is fully owned by Wärtsilä Corporation, Finland, and is Wärtsilä's centre for low-speed marine diesel engines. YMD currently manufactures Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines between 48 and 70 cm bore. These include the Wärtsilä RT-flex50 electronically-controlled common-rail engine…

MES Produced 3.83 Million BHP in 2012

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Said they produced 3.83 million horsepower (BHP) by 187 sets of Mitsui-MAN B&W Diesel Engine at its Tamano Woks, (Okayama Prefecture) for fiscal year 2012, while the production in the previous year was 4.31 million horsepower (BHP) by 220 sets. MES, since it first entered into technical agreement with B&W, Denmark (currently MAN Diesel & Turbo) for diesel engine manufacturing in 1926, has ever produced total accumulated engine output of 80,000,000 BHP as of November 2012 as a leading manufacturer of diesel engine. The annual production of this fiscal year is expected 3.3 million BHP. MES confirmed…

GE Marine Engines Extends MSS Agreement with MTU

GE Marine Engines announced it has extended its Marine System Supplier (MSS) agreement with MTU Friedrichshafen (MTU), covering MTU's packaging and distribution of GE LM marine aeroderivative gas turbines. "Our successful MSS agreement with MTU dates back to the 1970s," said Karl Matson, general manager of GE Marine Engines. "This relationship has made it possible for our LM1600, LM2500 and LM2500+ gas turbines to be used alone or in combination with MTU diesel engines from their full line of diesel engines. GE LM gas turbines cover the power range from 4,500 kilowatts (kW) to 42,700 kW. To date, MTU has packaged several GE LM gas turbines for commercial fast ferries and military vessels.

New Pilot Boat Delivered to Alabama Pilots

(Photo: Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding)

The Alabama Pilot, Inc. in Mobile, Ala., has taken delivery of Dixey, a newly built Chesapeake Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. With length overall of 53.6’, beam of 17.8’, and draft of 4.8’, the all-aluminum pilot boat features the C. Raymond Hunt-designed Deep-V hull. It is powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 diesel engines, each delivering 671Bhp at 2100 rpm and a top speed of 27 knots. A Humphree interceptor trim-tab control system was installed at the transom.

EPA Adopts Emission Standards for New Diesel Engines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adopting emission standards for new marine diesel engines that will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the United States. The near-term, Tier 1 standards in this rule are equivalent to the internationally negotiated emission limits for oxides of nitrogen (NOx). These standards will go into effect in 2004 and are based on readily available emission-control technology. We will also undertake another rulemaking in a few years to consider a second tier of more stringent standards. The Tier 1 standards apply to marine diesel engines manufactured January 1, 2004 or later if they will be installed on vessels flagged or registered in the United States1.

The Natural Order

The impact of increasingly stiff rules from legislators regarding ship engine emissions combined with ever increasing demands from ship and boat owners of better life-cycle performance and fuel economy has placed the onus squarely upon the diesel engine manufacturing community to continuously improve products and systems. While the diesel engine community has responded in kind with a variety of enhanced designs and concepts, there is a revolution spurred by evolution brewing in academia which promises to, at the very least, arm diesel engine makers with a system to quickly and cost effectively optimize current diesel engine performance, and to possibly even help to reshape the diesel engine's inner and outer appearance in the name of improving performance.

$2.7M EPA Grant to Replace Tug Engines

EPA Invests $2.7 Million to Reduce Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines in New York and New Jersey. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided a total of $2.7 million to help two organizations reduce air pollution in the New York metropolitan area by replacing old, dirty diesel engines on a tug boat and two trains with less polluting models. The projects will cut emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides by 70 tons per year and particulate matter by three tons per year. These pollutants are linked to health problems, including asthma, lung and heart disease and even premature death. Diesel engines are durable and often remain in use a long time. Older diesels that predate current and stricter air pollution standards emit large amounts of air pollutants.

MHI to License MET Turbocharger Production To STX Metal

(Photo: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries )

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and STX Metal Co., Ltd., a marine diesel engine manufacturer in Korea, have signed an agreement under which MHI will license production and marketing of its MET Turbocharger*, a supercharger for marine diesel engines, to the Korean firm. By establishing a collaborative relationship with STX Metal, MHI aims for further market penetration of the MET Turbocharger in Korea, the world leader in marine diesel engine production. STX Metal is expected to complete production of the first unit of the MET Turbocharger in 2012.

Report: Clean Diesel Power Key to Industry’s Success

Diesel powers the American economy — including almost the entire commercial maritime fleet. This is the conclusion of an extensive study conducted by Charles River Associates and released by the Washington-based Diesel Technology Forum. In addition to cargo ships, tankers, tugs, and towboats, diesel powers 94 percent of all freight shipments, 85 percent of all public transit buses, two-thirds of all farm equipment, and all heavy construction equipment. Forum representatives brought this message to the Conference on Marine Vessels and Air Quality recently held in San Francisco. "Now, for the first time, we have a well documented and quantitative report, that defines diesel’s critical role in the economic fabric of the nation and in the commercial marine industry in particular.

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