Washburn & Doughty Wins Hybrid Tug Orders
East Boothbay, Maine based Washburn & Doughty said it has secured a contract with Harbor Docking and Towing, of Lake Charles, La., to design and build two 93’ x 38’ Hybrid Z Drive Tugs. The 93’ x 38’ hull is a proven design with 18 tugs in operation and 4 under construction. The vessel will be built as a Harbor Assist Vessel as defined in USCG Subchapter M and admeasure less than 200 gross tons U.S. regulatory tonnage. Caterpillar Marine will provide a ‘stem-to-stern’ Cat content hybrid propulsion system, with support from both Milton Cat and Louisiana Cat in the sales effort. The hybrid propulsion system scope includes 3512E (2,550 HP @ 1…
Wärtsilä Executive Elected EUGINE President
Wärtsilä Corporation inform that Kari Hietanen, Executive Vice President at Wärtsilä Corporation, has been appointed President of the European Engine Power Plants Association (EUGINE). This is a newly established association of European manufacturers of engine power plants. Wärtsilä explains that there are 14 founding corporate members in the association, which acts as the voice of the industry in regulatory and policy matters relating to energy. The objective of EUGINE is to accelerate the acceptance of engine power plant technology as an essential and value adding energy source in Europe.
LR Grants AIP for S-CO2 Power Generation System
The world’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and a utility firm Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) have received an Approval in Principle (AIP) from Lloyd’s Register for a 2MW Supercritical CO2 (S-CO2) Power Generation System recovering waste heat of a diesel/gas engine. S-CO2 is a fluid state of carbon dioxide where it is held above its critical pressure and critical temperature which causes the supercritical state to go beyond liquid or gas into a phase where it acts as both. The S-CO2 system runs generators by utilizing the CO2 as a working fluid for power generation. Since S-CO2 is denser than the working fluids in gas turbines and steam turbines…
Gas Fueled Engines for Coastal Ferries
The first ship sets of Bergen gas engine powered generator sets have now been delivered for ferries fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The KVGS-12G4 gensets form part of the order for power plant for a series of five double ended ferries which will provide vital links in the main road system on the west coast of Norway. The choice of LNG as fuel for these ferries was driven by two main considerations: reducing exhaust emissions of CO2 and NOx and creating a base load demand for LNG around which a broader local land gas distribution network can be built up. Five vessels are under construction. Three of them will operate on the Halhjem/Sandvikvåg route connection south of Bergen and these will be powered for a 21 knot service speed.
Majestic Fast Ferry Chooses Perkins Aux Engines
Perkins 4.4TW2GM auxiliary engines have been selected by Majestic Fast Ferry Pte Ltd in Singapore to power the generators on board three new 33m catamaran fast ferries being used for comfortable travel to Batam and Tanjung Pinang Island. The new series of luxurious ferries, Majestic 7, 8 and 9 have been equipped with 100 kVA generators powered by two 4.4TW2GM Perkins auxiliary engines. Majestic 9, the most recent of the new ferries, was launched in November 2016. Recently quoted…
Yanmar Rolls Out New Marine Power Offerings
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.
Petra Joins Owners Galaxy
The Petra Galaxy, designed by Conan Wu and Asscoiates, is the latest vessel to join the fleet of Perdana Venus Ltd. of the Marshall Islands. The 246 ft by 65.5 ft maintenance/work vessel has approximately 7,535 sq ft of open deck space and a total deadweight of 3,475.5 tonnes of which 400 tons could be deck cargo with the vessel drawing 17 ft of draft. Classed by ABS as a + A1 +AMS Offshore Vessel the Petra Galaxy includes air-conditioned accommodation for up 189 people as well as a hospital, conference room, recreation room and five offices.
Petra Joins Owner’s Galaxy
The Petra Galaxy, designed by Conan Wu and Asscoiates, is the latest vessel to join the fleet of Perdana Venus Ltd. of the Marshall Islands. The 75-by-20m maintenance/work vessel has approximately 700 sq. m. of open deck space with an intended capacity of five tons per sq. m. for a total deadweight of 3475.56 tons, of which 400 tons could be deck cargo with the vessel drawing 5.2 meters of draft. Classed by ABS as a + A1 +AMS Offshore Vessel, the Petra Galaxy includes air-conditioned accommodation for up 189 people as well as a hospital, conference room, recreation room and five offices.
Cargo Vessel Under Tow
The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported that a cargo vessel is under tow to sheltered waters after reporting that it had lost engine power off Orkney in severe gale force weather. Source: HK Law
One More in Series for Waxler
Waxler Transportation Co. has taken delivery of the final towboat in a series of five 99 by 35-ft, 3200 hp pushboats. The latest sister, the M/V Helen Merrill, made her maiden voyage for Secors inland transport subsidiary in mid-January 2010. Each of the vessels has a pair of Cummins KTA50 M2 diesels individually rated for 1600 HP linked to Haley HRV Series gears providing main engine power. Electrical requirements are met by a pair of 99 kW Cummins Onan generator sets.
Stewart & Stevenson Gets CG Approval
Stewart & Stevenson’s C1D1-60 Hazardous Environment Diesel Engine Power Package has received the U.S. Coast Guard Approved stamp per a letter dated September 11, 2009, from S. J. Kelly, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard and Chief, Engineering Division. The C1D1, which features the FM Global tested and approved Electric System EX-FT0480 for the control of the Detroit Diesel Engine S60, has USCG Approval Serial: E2-0902470 for installation in Class 1, Division 1, Groups C & D hazardous weather deck locations onboard Coast Guard certificated Subchapter D & O barges. Owners and operators of inland tank barges transporting combustible cargoes now have available an electronically controlled diesel engine power package that enables them to meet U.S.
Bollinger Delivers First Spec Boat
In late October, Bollinger Shipyard announced they had sold two 193-foot offshore-supply vessels to Odyssea Marine. The first boat, Odyssea Champion, has already gone to work with the second boat, Odyssea Defender, to be delivered in December. In accordance with the original plan the boats were sold to the successful bidder after the completion of the first vessel. This was Bollingers way of dealing with the prices of materials that were still escalating at an unpredictable rate making effective advance bidding virtually impossible. Specifics of the contract terms and conditions were not made available. The DP1 Gulf of Mexico-class boats, one of two designs that Bollinger has under construction, have a 40 ft beam and 15 ft molded depth on their 193 ft length.
Rolls-Royce LNG Engine Conversion for Bergen Tankers
Rolls-Royce has won a contract to convert the tankship 'Bergen Viking' to run on engines powered by natural gas, replacing the current diesel engines. Rolls-Royce Plc has won a contract to convert the merchant ship Bergen Viking to run on engines powered by natural gas, replacing the current diesel engines. The Norwegian ship owner Bergen Tankers AS has chosen gas engines and accompanying systems from Rolls-Royce for this upgrade, to provide a more environmental friendly and fuel efficient ship.
NZ MSA Orders Vessel Tests
The New Zealand Maritime Safety Authority has instructed the owners of the Japanese iron sands carrier Taharoa Express to carry out engine and maneuvering trials with the vessel to ensure that it can berth safely at the Taharoa offshore loading terminal, near Raglan. As a precautionary measure in the event of a further engine failure, the MSA will also require a harbour tug to be on station during the trials and while the Taharoa Express ties up to the terminal. The Taharoa Express was approaching the Taharoa offshore terminal mooring buoy, two nautical miles offshore, at 7.20pm on Sunday night when it suffered a total loss of main engine power. The pilot and crew were carrying out emergency anchoring procedures when engine power was restored.
MAN Diesel Commissions First TCA88-25 Turbocharger
The Business Unit Turbocharger at MAN Diesel has reported on the first shop test on its largest turbocharger, the axial type TCA88–25. The TCA88-25 was launched in 2006 and MAN Diesel reports that it has already sold some 50 turbochargers. It extends the application range of the TCA88 turbocharger family to 27,300 kW of engine power per turbocharger from the previous maximum of 23,400 kW for the TCA88-20, which it replaced as the largest TCA88 model. This increase makes it possible to supercharge larger engines with fewer turbochargers, MAN Diesel states. The first two of the TCA88-25 turbochargers to reach the market have been installed on an MAN B&W brand 8K98MC engine built under licence by CMD in .
MAN B&W Power for Repasa’s Terminal Tugs
MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Denmark, has been awarded the contract to supply two medium-speed L27/38 twin engine packages for two escort and terminal handling tugs. The newbuildings are under construction at the Spanish shipyard of Astilleros Balenciaga SA., Zumaia, for the Port of Tarragona-based Remolcadores de Puerto y Altura SA. (REPASA) fleet. The vessels (hull Nos. 392 and 393), named Romulo and Remo, are scheduled to be delivered during 2005 with a three month interval. The first tug’s sea trail runs are scheduled to finish in February. Due to the operational requirements, a highly efficient and powerful propulsion concept was choosen for the tugs. Main engine torque and power is converted into pulling power and maneuverability via two sets of Steerprop SP 35 azimuthing propellers.
Rodriguez Starts on New Lift Boat
C & S Lift Boats have ordered a 145 x 110-ft. lift boat with a 12-ft. molded depth from Rodriguez Boat Builders of Bayou La Batre, Ala. The main engines will be a pair of Cummins KTA38M1s, each delivering 1,000 hp at 1,800 rpm. The vessel’s hydraulic engines will be powered by a pair of KTA19M4 engines each rated for 700 hp at 2,100 rpm while electrical demands will be met by a pair of Cummins 6CTA8,3DM engines powering 175 kW generators. The boat, designed by A. K. Suda of Metarie, La., will have jack-up legs 265 ft. long with 102-in. diameter. The boat will have a 100-ton and a 50-ton deck crane and will be capable of a 500 ton deck load. Accommodation on the ABS-classed lift boat, to be named Jacob, will be provided for 48.
London Places Power Turbine Order
H. Cegielski – Poznan S.A. has ordered two MAN Diesel TCS-PTG18 Power Turbine systems from MAN Diesel’s Turbocharger Business Unit. The TCS-PTGs will boost the efficiency of two environmentally friendly, diesel power plants to be constructed by Land & Marine for renewable energy company Blue-NG in London. A H. Cegielski-built MAN B&W 7K60MC-S engine producing 13.9 MW lies at the heart of each plant. Blue-NG is committed to being best in class at building the most efficient power plants in the world…
Dinner Cruise Vessel for Fort Lauderdale
Sir Winston, a 120 x 33 ft. dinner cruise vessel was delivered by her owner, Winston Knauss, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc., the vessel is USCG-certificated under Subchapter K (less than 1,000 gt) for 400 passengers on a partially protected route. The vessel features four passenger decks, a large galley and an elevator. The hull level contains crew staterooms and the engine room. Powering Sir Winston is a pair of Cummins 6CTA diesels rated for 350 hp @ 2,500 rpm, with ZF marine gears. Electrical power is provided by two Cummins 6BTA generator sets rated at 99 kW each. A Cummins 4B engine powers the 100 hp bowthruster.
Mitsui Celebrates 40M bhp
On July 3, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Tamano, Japan, hosted an unusual event. Mitsui gathered employees and guests from sub-suppliers and subcontractors as well as MAN B&W Diesel A/S to celebrate Mitsui’s 40 million bhp of MAN B&W two-stroke engine power. The engine marking the 40 million bhp is a 6S70MC for NKK Shipyard who was also present at the celebration. Mitsui has held a license to build B&W engines since 1926 and is, thus, the oldest of MAN B&W Diesel’s present licensees. Mitsui exclusively builds two-stroke engines under the license with MAN B&W Diesel. In 1982 Mitsui was the first in the world to total 15 million bhp in diesel engine production.
New Cat Engines Offer Fuel Savings, Low Emissions for OSVs
Caterpillar has begun shipment of its new 3500 high displacement engines - units which offer up to 13 percent more power and a seven percent improvement in power-to-weight ratios and a seven percent improvement in fuel economy. The latest OSV to go into the Simon Møkster Shipping AS fleet, Stril Power features a unique four-Caterpillar engine powered diesel electric propulsion system. A new Caterpillar engine-powered diesel electric propulsion system is being touted as delivering fuel savings between 30 and 50 percent. This new system has been recently installed on two new OSVs: Olympic Princess, built by Brattvaag Skipsverft AS in Norway; and Stril Supplier, built by YVC Ysselwarf in Rotterdam.
Washburn & Doughty Launches Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg, built by Washburn & Doughty for Cape Fear Towing Company of Wilmington, N.C., will be primarily used for docking shops and coastal towing. Fort Bragg was designed by Washburn & Doughty's naval architect and vice-president, Bruce Washburn, and built to ABS and USCG standards, but not classed. The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3516 electronic main engines rated at 2,200 hp at 1,600 rpm. These engines power two Ulstein model 1650H Z-drives, with a combined capacity to produce 54 tons of bollard pull. The Z-drives are outfitted with 90 in. Bird Johnson stainless steel propellers, kort nozzles with stainless steel liners and hydraulic steering controls. The vessel features a NETEC 30 in. electric capstan on the aft deck and a NETEC hydraulic escort winch on the fore deck.
Graham Gulf: Bigger is Better
Earlier this year C&G Boat Works Inc. launched the Gulf Princess for owner . Originally conceived as a 175 by 34-foot vessel the decision was made during construction to add a ten-foot extension bringing the vessel length to 185-feet. The original power package was retained. This included four1800-hp Cummins KTA50-M main engines turning 48-inch propellers through ZF 4650 gears with 2.5:1 reduction. A Cummins 6CTA8.3DM engine powers the Thrustmaster TH250RT retractable bow thruster. Two Cummins 85 KW 6BTA5.9DM/Newage generator sets supply the vessels electrical requirements.