Dreama Klaiber: High HP for Blessey Marine
Built at Kody Marine just across the river from New Orleans, Blessey Marine's new flagship M/V Dreama Klaiber is the first inland river pushboat in North America to be powered by a pair of Cummins KTA50 M2 engines, delivering a total of 3,200 hp for continuous duty at 1,800 rpm. The 16-cylinder main engines, are equipped with Cummins' CENTRY electronic fuel control systems and drive through Reintjes WAF 772 marine gears with a reduction of 7.01:1 turning 86 x 76-in. propellers. At the Christening party and open house in New Orleans, visitors in town for the annual International Workboat Show marveled at the spacious engine room with the 16V main engines set amidst well laid out valves and piping for the various fuel, lube and water tanks.
Marcon International Brokers 3,000-hp Tugboat Sale
After 6 months of charter Marigny Tug LLC of St. Augustine, Florida has closed on the purchase of the U.S. flag tugboat “Leslie Foss”. Prior to the sale, the twin-screw, sheer bow, ocean tug “Leslie Foss” (ex-Caribe Pioneer) had been on charter from Foss Maritime of Seattle, Washington. This is the second tug sale that Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington has brokered to the Buyer. The new owners are in the process of renaming the tug “Simone”, after one of the principal’s oldest daughters.
IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge Works Buckingham Canal, India
The Water Resources Department has begun using imported machinery on an experimental basis to desilt South Buckingham canal. According to officials of WRD, the desilting is part of the improvement work being undertaken on the 13-km stretch between Okkiyam Madu and Muttukadu under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The project, which involves widening and desilting of the canal, is worth Rs.46.86 crore. An official said about 200 metres of the canal near Sholinganallur is being cleaned on a trial basis using machinery from the U.S.
John Deere's New 300 HP Engine Is Power In The Water
John Deere Power Systems has added a new engine rating to its current line of marine engine products - the PowerTech6068SFM. The engine has an M5 rating with 300 hp (224 kW) at 2,600 rpm and is specially suited for rescue boats, pilot boats and other light-duty applications. This new heat exchanger cooled engine will incorporate a seawater aftercooler, electronically controlled fuel system, cruise-by-wire control, diagnostic messaging and self-protection. The high-torque 6068SFM achieves constant power at a rated speed from 2,600 rpm down to 2,300 rpm; the lower rpm reduces vibration and noise, provides exceptional control and maneuverability and enables the engine to turn larger propellers more efficiently.
40,000-hp Supertug Offered For Charter
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Wash., has been authorized by the Russian Navy to offer for longterm commercial bareboat charter the twin screw, ocean firefighting salvage tugs Fotiy Krylov and SB-408. The 24,480 bhp, 40,000 hp salvage tug 97.6m Fotiy Krylov (ex-Tsavliris Giant, SB-135) was designed in co-operation with Wijsmuller Engineering and is one of the largest, most powerful and sophisticated tugs in the international salvage fleet. She was originally built in 1989 at a reported cost of about $45 million by Hollming Oy of Rauma, Finland for the Russian Navy and has the reported capability of towing a laden tanker of up to 500,000 dwt.
Blessey Builds Second 3200 HP Towboat
Following on the success of the Dreama Klaiber, launched in late 1999, Blessey Marine’s latest boat is an evolution of that concept. While the Dreama dimensions are 95x30x12.6, the new boat will be 110 x 32 x 11.5-feet. This allows for the same power with a shallower draft. The new boat will also be powered by a pair of 16-cylinder Cummins KTA50 M2 engines, delivering a total of 3200 hp (2,388 kW) for continuous duty at 1800 RPM. the engines are equipped with Cummins’ optional CENTRY electronic engine control systems and drive through Reintjes WAF 772 marine gears with a reduction of 7:1 turning 88- x 68-inch four-blade stainless steel propellers on eight-inch diameter shafts. The vessel is equipped with four flanking and two steering rudders, as are all of Blessey's towboats.
Bollinger Christens 8,000-hp Towboat, Bootsie B
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., with the Riverway Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., christened the M/V Bootsie B., a 188-ft. (57.3 m), 8,000 hp towboat. Bootsie B. is the first such vessel for the Riverway Co., in 25 years. It was christened by Ms. Mary Sutton Becker, granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Sutton "Bootsie" Baskerville, whose family established Riverway's predecessor company, the Upper Mississippi Towing Corp. in 1937. "This is our first new construction project for Riverway," said Walter Berry, executive vice president and COO of Bollinger said. Bollinger Northshore Engineering designed the vessel, and Corning Townsend, with C.T. Marine, provided naval architectural services for proper water flow through the kort nozzle and across the rudders.
MAN Debuts New SCR for Two-stroke Engines
MAN Diesel & Turbo and its licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding introduced its new high-pressure selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, MAN SCR-HP, at an event in Tamano, Japan on April 11. The MAN SCR-HP is available for two-stroke engines of all bore sizes and reduces – through internal catalytic reaction – NOx exhaust emissions to IMO Tier III limits. With specially developed honeycombs and honeycomb materials, as well as an integrated mixing unit, the overall size of the reactor has been drastically reduced compared to typical market designs and its medium-speed counterpart.
JDPS adds 550-hp Rating to new 6090SFM75 Diesel
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced a new 410 kW (550 hp) recreational vessel rating for the 6090SFM75 marine engine. The PowerTech 6090SFM75 recreational rating joins the 6068SFM75 298 kW (400 hp) and 6135SFM75 559 kW (750 hp) recreational ratings to offer customers a complete lineup of John Deere marine engines that are rated for high-speed recreational craft such as sport fishing boats and planing hull yachts. This new John Deere marine engine rating is due to hit the water in November 2011 as an addition to the current 6090SFM75 242 kW to 373 kW (325 hp to 500 hp) power options.
Deere's New 300 hp Engine Available
John Deere Power Systems has added a new engine rating to its current line of marine engine products - the PowerTech 6068SFM. The engine has an M5 rating with 300 hp (224 kW) at 2,600 rpm and is specially suited for rescue boats, pilot boats and other light-duty applications. This new heat exchanger cooled engine will incorporate a seawater aftercooler, electronically controlled fuel system, cruise-by-wire control, diagnostic messaging and self-protection. The high-torque 6068SFM achieves constant power at a rated speed from 2,600 rpm down to 2,300 rpm; the lower rpm reduces vibration and noise, provides exceptional control and maneuverability and enables the engine to turn larger propellers more efficiently.
China Merchant Boosts Efficiency of VLCCs with Jotun HP
China Merchant Energy Shipping Co., Ltd (CMES) will upgrade the antifouling solution on their VLCCs New Builds at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC) and new subsequent contracts to Jotun Hull Performance Solution (HPS) including SeaQuantum X200. In today’s highly competitive market, facing challenge of environment protection and economic environment, most ship owners are paying more attention to improve efficiency and reduce cost. “We actively respond to the call of energy-saving and emission reduction.
DSC Delivers Its First Tier 4 Final Dredge
In February 2017, DSC Dredge, based in Reserve, La., delivered its first-ever dredge equipped with a Tier 4 Final C32 ACERT Caterpillar engine to a minerals company located in the U.S. The Shark Class Dredge features an 18-inch hull-mounted dredge pump and 300 hp cutter drive assembly, and has a dredging depth capability of 56 feet. DSC supplied stainless steel hydraulic fittings and used anti-corrosion building practices, as the dredge will be working in a corrosive environment.
Cummins Announces High HP Dual Fuel Product
Oil And Gas Dual Fuel Products In Production Midyear 2013. Cummins Inc. announced today its plans to produce dual fuel engines from 800 hp to 3500 hp (597-2610 kW) for high-horsepower markets. The first in the product portfolio, QSK50 Tier 2 for oil and gas well servicing applications, will begin production in midyear 2013, with other QSK Series engines to follow, including engines capable of meeting upcoming EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. Cummins high-horsepower dual fuel engines will operate with common integrated controls…
John Deere Rolls Out Trio of Marine Engines
John Deere Power Systems has expanded its lineup with three new marine engines available for order from early 2018. The new 4.5L PowerTech 4045SFM85 offers high power to weight ratio for repowering and new vessel construction, and is ideal for planing and semi-displacement hulls, the manufacturer said. It has two ratings for light-duty commercial vessels, high-speed governmental applications and high-speed pleasure craft, which includes an M4 rating with 205 kW (275 hp) at 2,600 rpm and M5 rating with 235 kW (315 hp) at 2,800 rpm. The 4045SFM85 propulsion engine ratings will meet U.S.
MN100: MAN Engines & Components
MAN Engines and Components develops, produces and sells a wide range of efficient diesel and gas engines for extremely varied applications in many industries. MAN offers a wide range of high-speed four stroke diesel engines for commercial shipping. For heavy operation – with unlimited operating hours and working up to 100% full load (tugboats and other workboats), MAN Truck & Bus provides a range of outputs from 190 kW to 735 kW (258 HP up to 1,000 HP). All MAN engines excel through their high power development even at low speeds with low fuel consumption.
Brunswick Updates IMPACT Model Vessels
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) introduces 2015 model year updates to the 10-, 11- and 12-meter IMPACT models. Updates include a wider beam for more usable deck space, as well as additional motor mounts to accommodate quad outboard engines. “The new 1000, 1100 and 1200 IMPACT models afford users about 30 percent more deck space than the previous models,” said BCGP Director of Sales, Jeremy Davis. “With thousands of options for customization, the new IMPACT models can be equipped to fit countless missions…
Seacor Takes Delivery of 10,800 HP Crewboat
Seacor Marine is building ever larger and more powerful mono-hull crew/supply boats. The first of these to be delivered is the 202x34-foot Alex F. McCall with some very impressive statistics. With a length between perpendiculars of 186 feet and a 13-foot molded depth the new vessel has a light ship displacement of 277 long tons (281.45 mt). Interior capacities include 92,418 US gallons of fuel, (349.8 cubic meters), 10,848 US gallons of drill /fresh water (41.1 cu. met.) and 3,200 US gal. of potable water (12.1 cu. mt.).
Over 200 Feet, Over 10,000 HP: McCall Builds Bigger
The US and global offshore industry are in the habit of watching what SEACOR Marine is building as this will invariably predict future goals for the industry. Just as all the company’s crewboats carry the McCall name, they also carry the imprints of Joe McCall’s constant search for excellence and innovation. Son of the McCall Boat founder, Joe McCall is today the Project Manager at SEACOR Marine, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings. With a long history in the development of the mono-hulled aluminum crew boats, McCall has been experimenting with an exciting group of catamarans in recent years. Now, while continuing that project, the firm has announced the building of four mono-hulled fast supply boats. The boats set new standards in size as has been expected by industry observers.
BRP’s Evinrude Welcomes New Dealers, OEMs
BRP continues its North American expansion of the Evinrude sales network by signing 16 new dealers and four premium OEM boat builders to its portfolio – a clear indication of the excitement surrounding its Evinrude brand and the continued momentum of its industry-leading engines. These four OEMs are Calypso Skiff, Chaparral Boats, Polar Kraft Boats and Mowdy Boats of Texas. division. “We introduced our new E-TEC G2 150 HP to 200 HP offering in June, which has garnered significant attention.
From 85 hp to Infinity
Talk to Joe Bekker for five minutes and you know he’s living the “American Dream.” Bekker, the founder, owner and president of Thrustmaster of Texas, came to Houston from The Netherlands in 1979 and has never looked back. An innovator and entrepreneur, Bekker has helped Thrustmaster of Texas evolve from its initial contract – a single 85 hp outboard propulsion unit for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1980s – to a $150 million company today: here’s how. The maritime industry is replete with interesting stories, and Thrustmaster of Texas and its founder Joe R.
Scania’s New 1,000 hp V8 Engine Launched
Continuing the success of Scania’s new global engine platform, enters the latest 16-liter marine V8, delivering up to 1,000 hp and 2,460 Ib/ft for patrol craft applications. While passing this new threshold, the new V8 builds on a long tradition of amazingly compact power packs that shares both technology and architecture with Scania's truck and bus engines. The high power-to-weight ratio of Scania's engines makes for easy installation and exceptional performance. The new 16-liter is the next element to the Scania marine engine solution.
Brunswick Launches Aluminum RHIB Line
At the first day of the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, La., Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) introduced an 8.5-meter aluminum RHIB. A first of its kind for the Company, the 850 Aluminum Impact RHIB is the introductory model from a line-up that features five variants ranging in size from 7.5-meters to 12-meters. Designed for the commercial and government marketplace, BCGP will market the new line-up to domestic law enforcement agencies as well as militaries worldwide.
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.