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…
Inside Modutech Marine’s Work Boat Medium
The U.S. Navy has some spectacular vessels, from submarines to high speed RIBs. They also have dedicated ports and support facilities worldwide. A practical reality of all of this is that the Navy requires efficient and handy boats to support the warhorses. To meet this requirement John Myers of the naval architect firm Hockema & Whalen and Associates have developed a 30 by 15-foot tug with a 5.5-foot draft. Currently the Navy has 24 of these tugs, designated Work Boat Medium, on order from Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Wash.
Tug/Supply Vessel from Tuong Aik
The Offshore Division of Swissco International Ltd. of Singapore recently took delivery of a new tug/supply vessel, the 2400-hp Swissco Swift from Tuong Aik Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. in Sibu Sarawak. The 32 x 9 meter vessel was built to a design by United Ship Design of Sibu. With a large open aft deck, a 2.5-meter stern roller, a 25-ton towing winch and firefighting monitors, this craft is designed to provide a range of services to charterers. The main engines, a pair of Cummins KTA38 M2s, each turns 1200 hp at 1800 RPM into Rintjes WAF562 gears with 5.947:1 ratios. With kort nozzles this power provides a 28-tonne bollard pull and an 11-knot free running speed. Hefty electrical power for the vessel is provided by a pair of Cummins 6CTA8.3 (D)M-powered 156 kw generator sets.
Isotta Fraschini Marine Diesel Engines Available on West Coast
The Italian line of marine diesel engines built by Isotta Fraschini are now available through Marine Matrix Northwest, Inc. MMNW has, for the past 16 years, featured the Volvo Penta brand of marine diesel engines from two cylinder 10 hp, to six cylinder 770 hp. MMNW selected Isotta Fraschini to complement the Volvo Penta line, since the well-respected Isotta Fraschini engines range from six cylinder in-line 600 hp, to V-16 3,200 hp and are featured in a large variety of commercial, military and high-speed pleasure craft around the world. Most notably, the U.S. Navy selected Isotta Fraschini engines as a result of an extremely demanding Military Specification testing program for the 24-boat fleet of Minesweepers built during the late 80s and early 90s over Caterpillar and MTU engines.
GE Receives EPA Tier II Compliance Certification
GE Transportation announces that it has received United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier II emissions compliance certification for its V228 diesel engine family. In order for the EPA to grant Tier II compliance certification, GE submitted results from emissions testing conducted on its 8, 12 and 16 cylinder V228 engines at its Erie, Pa., facility. GE’s V228 family includes the 8V228, 12V228 and 16V228 engine configurations, for power ranges from 1,400 horsepower (hp)/1,004 kilowatts (kW) to 4,500 hp/3,355 kW. These four-stroke, turbo-charged and after-cooled medium-speed diesels are designed for the most demanding applications.
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.
John Deere Tier 3 Engine Line Up
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) said it will meet U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations with a 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. The PowerTech 6090AFM85, PowerTech 6090SFM85, PowerTech 6135AFM85 and PowerTech 6135SFM85 propulsion and generator-drive engines are the latest additions to the JDPS Tier 3 lineup. JDPS added…
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.
MAN Diesel Ship Engine Production Steady
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…
Isotta Fraschini Marine Diesel Engines Available on W. Coast
The Italian line of marine diesel engines built by Isotta Fraschini are now available through Marine Matrix Northwest, Inc. MMNW selected Isotta Fraschini to complement its Volvo Penta line, since the well-respected Isotta Fraschini engines range from six cylinder in-line 600-hp, to V-16 3,200-hp and are featured in a large variety of commercial, military and high-speed pleasure craft around the world. Most notably, the U.S. Navy selected Isotta Fraschini engines as a result of an extremely demanding Military Specification testing program for the 24-boat fleet of Minesweepers built during the late 80s and early 90s over Caterpillar and MTU engines. There are two series of engines available.
Cummins IMO Tier II Mechanical Product Offering
Ahead of IMO Tier II implementation in January 2011, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced their complete IMO Tier II product offering which will includes products with both mechanically and electronically controlled fuel systems to meet a variety of customer needs. II emissions standards. In anticipation of customer requests for mechanical engines meeting next-level global emissions regulations, the company has also begun developing Tier II ratings for their K Series product line. The 19, 38 and 50 liter engines feature the proven Cummins PT fuel system, making them some of the few high horsepower Tier II certified engines with a mechanically controlled fuel system. The Tier II certified K Series fills a gap in the market for durable, reliable power without complex electronic controls.
Thrustmaster, DOEN Ink Deal
Thrustmaster announced an agreement with DOEN which it says makes it the only U.S.-based manufacturer of commercial waterjets for marine propulsion. DOEN is an Australian-based designer and manufacturer of waterjet propulsion systems, one of five marine waterjet manufactures in the world building waterjets up to 5,364 hp (4,000 kW). Thrustmaster has introduced two new models to the DOEN waterjet product lineup: the 400/450 series Thrustmaster DOEN waterjets will extend the power range 8,582 hp (6,400 kW) to accommodate vessels over +45m with stainless steel jets using DOEN’s axial flow design.
Use of Tug Boat Services in Bangkok Port
Request for PAT tug boat service must be made for berthing at: East Quay Berths (No. - Vessels with LOA exceeding 250 ft. must use at least one tug boat of 1200 HP up. West Quay Berths (No. - Vessels with LOA 250 - 450 ft. - Vessels with LOA exceeding 450 ft. - Vessels with bow thruster or stern thruster must use at least one tug boat of 1200 HP up. For midstream dolphin mooring, at least two tug boats of 1200 HP up must be used. - For midstream buoy mooring, at least one tug boat of 1200 HP up must be used. For other vessels with LOA not exceeding 250 ft., if the master judges that the vessel could berth at the terminal quay or moor at midstream safely he could do so without requesting tug boat service.
Harvey Gulf International Delivers M/V Harvey Thunder
Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc., announces the delivery of their second new 13,500 hp class offshore tug, the M/V “Harvey Thunder.” This state-of-the-art-towing vessel is equipped with a 500 hp bow thruster for improved station keeping capabilities while working with semi-submersible drilling rigs. Harvey Gulf presently has the M/V “Harvey War Horse” under construction, which is a 16,000 hp class anchor handling/towing vessel slated for delivery by March 15, 2002.
Advanced Yachts Launches Venturer 44 Power Catamaran
Venturer 44, the flagship offering by Venturer Catamarans of Australia, is offered with engine options from twin 170 hp with shaft drives to twin 300 hp with waterjets. The symmetric hulls have been designed to allow a stable, comfortable and efficient ride. Ample cockpit and side decks combined with convenient access to the flybridge make Venturer 44 safe and easily manageable by two people. An optional fully-enclosed flybridge and lower helm station lends flexibility to the layout. Venturer 44, the flagship offering by Venturer Catamarans of Australia, is offered with engine options from twin 170 hp with shaft drives to twin 300 hp with waterjets. The symmetric hulls have been designed to allow a stable, comfortable and efficient ride.
Envitia to Deliver First Phase of DSG Program
ENVITIA has been awarded a contract by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services UK to deliver, in partnership, the first phase of the Defence Geospatial Services (DGS) program to the UK Ministry of Defence. DGS will provide a step change to the Situational Awareness capability in Defence allowing them to react to crises worldwide in a more effective and efficient manner. Under the contract, ENVITIA and HP will provide a system that will deliver foundation GEOINT across the Ministry of Defence enterprise…
New Cutter Suction Dredge: Modern and Efficient
Ellicott Dredges, LLC has debuted a new design 20” (500 mm) cutter suction dredge, the Series 2070 Dragon dredge. Aiming to take advantage of modern, up-to-date technology and advanced design techniques, the new dredger unit will eventually replace the Series 1870 Dragon as Ellicott’s standard and in-stock 20” dredge. “This is a truly modern and efficient design without any sacrifice of the versatility, long life and high production rates that owners of the 1870 have come to expect,” said Paul Quinn, Vice President of Sales for Ellicott.
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.
John Deere Introduces New Auxiliary Engines
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has introduced a full line of radiator-cooled, dry-exhaust-manifold PowerTech auxiliary engines suited for powering a variety of deck auxiliaries including pumps, winches, cranes, hydraulics and generators. The lineup meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations for U.S. waterways, and offers reliable, cost-effective power to customers for their auxiliary applications. According to the manufacturer, Marine Tier…
Blessey Marine Growth Continues With Cummins-powered Pushboats
Over the past decade Blessey Marine has coasted on a growth curve taking delivery of a large number of Cummins-powered pushboats for their inland fleet. The vessels are sized to share a common versatility with the draft and horsepower to work both the shallower waters of the Intracoastal Waterway and power for the big flows of the Mississippi River. A look at the company equipment list (http://www.blessey.com/Equipment/Vessels/EquipmentList.pdf ) shows a number of vessels with either 1700 or 2000 horsepower. The lower HP boats are 76 feet long while the higher HP boats are 80 to 88 feet long.
John Deere Power Systems introduces 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.
New Gasoline Engines from Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta is developing the power output of its marine gasoline engines with up to an additional 20 hp. With power ratings of up to 320 hp, the upgraded gasoline engines become faster and more reliable - while at the same time beginning this year they are being delivered in the classic Volvo Penta red color. Most of Volvo Penta's 6- and 8-cylinder gasoline engines are being further developed for the 2002 model year, which results in substantial power increases for most of the product program. In conjunction with the introduction of the upgraded engines in the market this autumn, the designations are also being changed. The new designation for the Gi engines will be GXi and the GS engines will be GL.
Neuville Brothers Building Powerful Crewboat
Steve Miguez is adding a fourth crew boat to his Iberia Crewboats fleet. Like the Mr. Blake, Mr. Ridge and Lady Glenda that he already operates, the Lady Marie is being built across the road from his New Iberia home at the Neuville Boat Works. This is the thirteenth boat that Steve has had built at the yard since he started in the business as a 21-year-old in 1975. Like the last one that he had built there, it is 150 ft. over all with a 28-ft. beam. Tankage and most other aspects of the new vessel are the same. The major departure from earlier vessel is to be found in the engine room. The earlier boat was powered by five of Cummins six-cylinder KTA19 M4 engines rated at 700 hp each for a total of 3,500 hp.