Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.
The 26,977-dwt bulk carrier Seagrand Ace, constructed at the Setoda Shipyard of Naikai Zosen, an affiliate of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered recently to Seagrand Company, Ltd. The new vessel is a diesel-driven, singlescrew, single-decker type bulk carrier,
New Generation Crude Carrier One of the first U.S.-owned tankers built in the world to conform with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the 95,000-dwt Patriot was delivered earlier this year to Conoco Shipping, a subsidiary of Du Pont. Built by South
Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently received an order from the Soviet Union for a specialized vessel intended for transportation of floating oil drilling rigs weighing up to 20,000 tons. The contract, valued at about $42 million, was won against fierce international competition.
Trinity Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., was recently awarded contracts from Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Hicksville, N.Y., to build two, 467-foot, ocean-going barges with double hulls to meet the OPA 90 requirements.
The first large engine in M.A.N. B&W's new line of ultra-longstroke engines was successfully tested recently in Copenhagen. New color illustrated literature describing this new engine in full detail is now available free of charge. M.A.N.-B&W
Providing a beacon for the industry by embracing the world's first, fully electronically-controlled two-stroke marine engine. Norwegian chemical tanker specialist Odtjell is starting to see operating benefits resulting from its pioneering step. Long-run
Samuel B. Nemirow, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has appointed Dr. Zelvin Levine to the post of Director, Office of Advanced Ship Operations, one of three offices reporting to the Assistant Administrator for Research and Development.