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 Germany Navy has decided in favor of Renk Tacke gear units for the main drive of the new F 123 frigates, following the Navy service boats class 423, the fast mine sweepers class 343, and the mine hunters class 332. The propulsion plants concerned are
L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed More than 100 members of M.A.N.-B&W Diesel's worldwide four-stroke division sales force convened in Augsburg, Germany, to celebrate the 2,000th anniversary of the city where the diesel engine was born. The focus of their meetings,
Two new bulk carriers ordered by the principals of Lasco Shipping Co. of Portland will be equipped with Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 22/26 auxiliary engines. The 64,000-dwt vessels are under construction at Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai. The contract
Owners of older models of heavyduty diesel engines often encounter problems in obtaining spare parts because in some cases the original engine builder is no longer in business, or has made a calculated decision to discontinue the design. In either instance,
—Literature Available Grandi Motori, the diesel engine division of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, will be launching a number of new engine designs in the course of this year and 1987. Most of them will be for marine applications or land-based electric power generation.
Two recent European initiatives, both involving power systems supplier Wartsila Corporation, have given fresh impetus to the development and application of fuel cell technology aboard ship. The Finnish organization has entered into a pact with
The Maritime Administration has released a group of 15 technical reports evaluating the feasibility of heavy-duty gas turbines as a competitive and acceptable form of marine propulsion generation. The reports were prepared under a contract awarded in 1970 to the General Electric Company,
BMV Maskin A.S. has introduced a new heavy fuel burning diesel engine for marine propulsion and auxiliary use as well as for shore side power generation. This new engine, designated the B type, has been undergoing intensive testing at the Bergen Diesel factory since September 1984.
Following a successful launch into the marine pleasure markets world wide last year, with good operation experiences and after further extensive field trials, Volvo Penta Duoprop drive system with its contra-rotating propellers are now released for use in marine commercial applications.