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DNV GL Approves Kongsberg Engine Room Simulators

Kongsberg Digital - K-Sim ERS DEDF Cruise Ferry  (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Digital has received DNV-GL statements of compliance for two of its newest Engine Room Simulator models designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DNV GL-ST-033 March 2017 Maritime Simulator Systems certification, which is based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation I/12, was awarded to the DEDF Cruise Ferry and L11 MAN 6S70 ME SCC K-Sim Engine models in December 2017. Now commercially available to all K-Sim Engine users…

MAN 175D Launched in China

Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo

MAN Diesel & Turbo used its presence at the Marintec 2015 marine exhibition in Shanghai to launch its 175D high-speed engine in China. Dr Matthias Schlipf – 175D Project Manager – MAN Diesel & Turbo, said, “Launching the engine in China is an obvious step as it is such an attractive and vast market. The MAN 175D is compact, reliable and efficient – essential properties that facilitate safe manoeuvrability in even the most challenging of weather conditions. Originally launched in Europe toward the end of 2014…

Wärtsilä and Zhenjiang Sign License Agreement

Wärtsilä and Zhenjiang CME Co Ltd (CME) have today jointly signed a licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä RT-flex low-speed marine diesel engines by CME in . The agreement grants CME the right to manufacture all sizes of Wärtsilä RT-flex modern low-speed engine types at its new factory in . However, CME will focus on engines of 50 cm cylinder bore and smaller. The main attraction of the new licence agreement for CME is the Wärtsilä RT-flex engines with common-rail technology. This is the latest technology for low-speed diesel engines incorporating full electronic control of engine processes. The new manufacturing capacity of CME will make a significant contribution to the delivery of Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines to the rapidly growing shipbuilding industry in .

MAN Diesel to Feature High-Speed Engines

Photo courtesy MAN Diesel Group

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge will transfer part of its business involving high-speed engines to the group’s sister company, MAN Diesel. With effect from 1 January 2010, these activities will be integrated into MAN Diesel to form a Business Unit High Speed. The new Business Unit will offer diesel and gas engines in a performance range from 70 to 1,400 kW used in yachts, smaller working ships, locomotives and in decentralised energy supplies, for instance as emergency gensets. The MAN Diesel High Speed Business Unit will be based at the Nuremberg site…

Wärtsilä Opens New Training Center in Korea

Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy (WLSA) opened a new training center in Jisa, near Pusan in South Korea. The new training center supports the growing use of Wärtsilä engines and propulsion equipment in ships built in Korea. Korean engine builders are leading manufacturers of Wärtsilä RT-flex low-speed engines under licence. Wärtsilä and Hyundai have formed a joint venture company named Wärtsilä Hyundai Engine Company Ltd to manufacture Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel medium speed engines to power large LNG carriers. Korean shipyards are taking more than 80% of the world market for LNG carriers. The new WLSA center is purpose-built to provide training primarily for Wärtsilä RT-flex low-speed engines and Wärtsilä 50DF medium-speed engines for customers' engineers…

Oil Consumption of Medium Speed Diesel Engines

Reliability and availability are of paramount importance to all users of internal combustion engines. Inherent engine design reliability must be complemented by a suitable periphery and the appropriate choice and treatment of working media such as lubricants and fuel. CIMAC Working Groups have a long tradition of preparing recommendations and guidelines for the internal combustion engine industry and its users. In performing this work, CIMAC takes advantage of its wide and competent international membership; Working Group -"Lubricant" is truly worldwide, with active members from Japan, U.S. and all round Europe/Scandinavia. Specialists from all relevant background - Equipment/Engine Manufacturers…

Large MAN Hi-speed Diesel Launched

MAN D7 Engiine: Photo credit MAN

MAN Diesel & Turbo launch the D7 engine to close the gap between its smallest medium-speed and largest high-speed engines. The D7 high-speed engine delivers a 1.5 – 5 MW output at 1,000 – 2,000 rpm is designed to serve a broad range of applications and sets new standards in fuel efficiency, power/weight ratio and TBO-intervals. The D7 is characterised by its robustness, efficiency, compactness and strength. MAN Diesel & Turbo has targeted tugboats, workboats, offshore service and supply vessels, navy patrol boats, super yachts and fast ferries as its core applications.

Wärtsilä, Mitsubishi to Design New Marine Engine

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Wärtsilä, Diesel United Renew Pact

Martin Wernli, Vice President, 2-stroke, Wärtsilä Ship Power and Takashi Nakanishi, President of Diesel United

Wärtsilä and Diesel United Ltd in Japan have signed a ten-year renewal of their co-operation agreement for the sale, manufacturing and servicing of Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines. Diesel United is a long-standing member of the Wärtsilä family of low-speed engine licensees. The renewal was signed on the 66th anniversary of the signing of the licence by Diesel United for Sulzer low-speed marine engines on 4 October 1948. This has been Diesel United's sole licence for low-speed two-stroke diesel engines throughout the years since then.

Wärtsilä, Zhuhai Yuchai Agreement

Wärtsilä Corporation and Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd, have jointly signed a licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä RT-flex low-speed marine diesel engines by Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power in China. The agreement grants Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power the right to manufacture all sizes of Wärtsilä RT-flex modern low-speed engine types at its new factory in Zhuhai City, Guangdong province. However, Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power will focus on engines of 35 to 50 cm cylinder bore. The main attraction of the new licence agreement for Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power is Wärtsilä's programme of RT-flex engines with common-rail technology.

Management Changes at Resource Power Group

The Resource Power Group appointed Chimas Sylve as Spare Parts Coordinator at its new Deer Park facility near the Houston Ship Channel. “Chimas brings with him knowledge of not only the MaK engine line, but also MaK gas engines as well as the entire Caterpillar engine line,” said Mike Kriner, Branch Manager for the Houston facility. “Our Houston facility is less than a year old, but is already growing rapidly both in medium speed engine and turbocharger services,” said Mike. Previously Mr. Sylve spent nine years at the parent company, Louisiana Cat, where he provided both parts and service support for the Caterpillar line of engines including the MaK gas and diesel products.

Construction Begins for Wärtsilä's Joint Venture Company's

Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co., Ltd, the joint venture owned 50/50 by Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power Co. Ltd., has begun construction of its new production facilities with a groundbreaking ceremony in  Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province of China. The agreement to establish the joint venture was signed in December 2012. The company will manufacture medium-speed marine engines to serve the increasingly dominant Chinese shipbuilding industry. The products to be manufactured by the joint venture company will include the Wärtsilä 20, Wärtsilä 26 and Wärtsilä 32 series of medium speed engines. Production is planned to start in 2014. "Today marks an important step towards our goal to serve our customers in the Chinese shipbuilding market in the best possible way.

Wärtsilä Engines for Bulk Carriers

Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded contracts to supply RT-flex50 common-rail low-speed engines, propellers and Auxpac generating sets to Goodearth Maritime Ltd of Chennai, India, for six 53,000 tdw handymax bulk carriers. For each ship, Wärtsilä will deliver a six-cylinder RT-flex50 common-rail low-speed engine with a maximum continuous power of 9720 kW at 124 rpm, together with a Wärtsilä fixed-pitch propeller and three 645 kWe Wärtsilä Auxpac generating sets. The ships have been contracted by Goodearth Maritime at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. in Visakhapatnam, India, for delivery in the summer 2007. They are of the Diamond 53 design of the Cardiff-based Graig Group, a double-hulled, geared highly-flexible handymax bulk carrier.

Wärtsilä Bullish on Marine Business

Wärtsilä recently completed the first part of the business analysis launched at the end of July, a analysis which was launched to help refocus the corporation on markets athat weill help the company reach its targeted operating margin of 7-8% is to be reached by the end of 2005. The group will seek future growth in the area of ship power and service. Wärtsilä has secured significant power plant orders in recent weeks. The total order book of the Power Divisions at the end of August was EUR 1,500 million which was 14% higher than a year ago. The demand in the market, however, is clearly lower than the capacity available in the Group, which is why the capacity will be adapted and the number of employees reduced accordingly.

Wärtsilä Adds New X-generation 92-bore Marine Diesel Engine

Wärtsilä extends its offering in the low-speed X-generation engine series with the new Wärtsilä X92 engine, to the upper end of its portfolio with a bore of 920 mm. The new engine, extremely efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emissions, will serve the market for large and ultra-large container vessels with a size above 8,000 TEU to any size under construction and beyond. The first 92-bore engine is planned for delivery in 2014. The Wärtsilä X92 is designed based on known and validated concepts and employs well-proven Wärtsilä electronically-controlled common-rail technology. Thanks to these technologies, the Wärtsilä X92 will be very efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emissions.

ABB: Dual Rating Configuration for A100-L

ABB Turbocharging reported two achievements with turbochargers from the A100 family. The first A100 achievement is a new efficiency record. In final testing of the A190-L turbocharger for two -stroke low speed diesels, ABB technicians measured peak efficiency at 75.8%. “The 75.8% figure is all the more impressive because it was measured on a turbocharger featuring a higher pressure ratio than the model that achieved the previous record figure,” said Urs Gribi, Vice President of Engineering at the Baden, Switzerland headquarters of ABB Turbocharging.

MAN B&W Acquires Alstom Engines

Effective June 9, MAN B&W Diesel has acquired the Alstom Engines business, and effective immediately the Alstom Diesel engine business was renamed MAN B&W Diesel Ltd. with its headquarters in Stockport, Cheshire. Dr. Hans-J. Schulte, President of MAN B&W Diesel, stated: "We welcome the new British members of the MAN B&W Diesel team to the MAN family. The U.K. company manufactures diesel engines under the Mirrlees Blackstone, Ruston and Paxman brand names. The existing engine programs - which will continue to be strongly marketed according to the company - are complementary to the extensive range of engines in the power bracket between 500 and 68,640 kW being designed and produced by the MAN B&W Diesel Group at its other locations in Europe.

Tankers to Get Sulzer RT-flex Engines

The Sulzer RT-flex engines with the new common-rail technology for fuel injection and valve operation are proving to be popular with shipowners resulting in a steady intake of confirmed orders. The most recent newbuildings to be equipped with Sulzer RT-flex engines are four 110,000 tdw Aframax product tankers contracted at Dalian New Shipbuilding Ltd in the People's Republic of China by the Danish owner A/S Dampskibsselskabet Torm. The ships are for delivery between the first quarter 2006 and the second quarter 2007. The tankers will each be propelled by a Sulzer 7RT-flex58T-B low-speed engine of 14,875 kW (20,230 bhp) maximum continuous output at 105 rev/min. The four engines will be built under licence from Wärtsilä Corporation by Dalian Marine Diesel Works in China.

Wärtsilä Tests New Two-Stroke Dual-Fuel Gas Engine

Wärtsilä has tested its new low-speed gas engine technology in trials conducted at the company's facilities in Trieste, Italy. The tests were carried out on September 19 in conjunction with Wärtsilä's Licensees Conference in Trieste. Wärtsilä successfully demonstrated that the engine performance fully complies with the upcoming IMO Tier III nitrogen oxide (NOx) limits, thereby setting a new benchmark for low-speed engines running on gas. The new RTX5 2-stroke test engine is part of Wärtsilä's 2-stroke dual-fuel gas engine technology development programme. This is an important part of the company's strategy to lower emissions, increase efficiency and to develop its low-speed engine portfolio to include dual-fuel gas engines alongside its medium-speed dual-fuel engines.

Sulzer Engines Selected for German Containerships

Eight 1,574 TEU container ships contracted by the German owner Peter Döhle Schiffahrtsgesellschaft at the Jiangsu Yangzijiang shipyard in the People's Republic of China are to be propelled by Sulzer RT-flex common-rail engines. Each ship will be equipped with a single 7-cylinder Sulzer RT-flex60C low-speed engine with a maximum continuous power output of 16,520 kW (22,470 bhp) at 114 rpm. The engines will be built under licence from Wärtsilä Corporation by Hudong Heavy Machinery Co Ltd in Shanghai. The ships, due for delivery in 2005 and 2006, will be employed on the North Atlantic trades. The key reason for choosing Sulzer RT-flex engines for these ships is the engines' capability for running at lower, steady speeds than traditional camshaft-controlled engines.

MHI, Wärtsilä Agree on Engine Development

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Wärtsilä Corporation of Finland have signed a joint development agreement on May 15, 2008 to design and develop new small, low-speed marine diesel engines of less than 450 mm cylinder bore. The two companies see good business potential in pooling their resources and experience to develop new small marine engines of less than 450 millimetre (mm) cylinder bore. Such engines are suitable for a wide variety of small ship types, including bulk carriers, product tankers, chemical tankers, container feeder vessels, and reefer ships. Such ships are employed in worldwide trades but with the smaller types being specifically employed in short-sea and coastal services.

MAN Diesel & Turbo Introduces New High-Speed Engine

With the MAN 12V175D, MAN Diesel & Turbo will be presenting the first cylinder version of its new high-speed engine family at this year's maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg. The twelve-cylinder model, developed especially for use in the shipping industry, is part of a product initiative aimed at providing MAN customers with a product portfolio that covers every power requirement, from high to low speed. "With the MAN 175D, we are supplementing and completing MAN Diesel & Turbo's and MAN Truck & Bus's product portfolio in the maritime sector," explained Dr. Hans-Otto Jeske, Chief Technology Officer and acting CEO for MAN Diesel & Turbo.

Wärtsilä´s Orderbook Strengthens

Wärtsilä Corp. has reported a healthy increase in orders for Sulzer RTA-series low-speed engines to be manufactured in the group's Trieste factory in Italy. This year orders have been booked for 16 such engines with an aggregate power of 351.7 MW for delivery to European shipyards. Together with Sulzer low-speed engines, the factory builds a wide range of four-stroke types from the Wärtsilä 26X through the Sulzer ZA40S up to the Wärtsilä 64 type. Since the factory came under Wärtsilä management in 1997, considerable efforts have been put intomaking the factory more competitive, not just within Europe but on a world basis. The first order this year was for four Sulzer 7RTA72U-B low-speed engines for the German shipyard Aker MTW Werft GmbH in Wismar on the Baltic coast.

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