With the commissioning of the Norway's Bukser og Berging Voith Water Tractor Baut. the improved characteristics of the new Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) blades were demonstrated. The bollard pull — as supervised by DNV — was improved by nine percent while using the same input power.
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.
Washington, DC—May 2-3 The American Society of Naval Engineers will hold ASNE Day 1985 at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on May 2-3. The theme for this year's meeting is "Capability Versus Cost—The Naval Engineer's Challenge." ASNE
Faced with current marine market conditions—an outlook that indicates at least several years of continued low activity in new construction and repowering projects—what strategy should a major manufacturer of diesel engines pursue? Colt Industries'
"The Daniel McAllister has been a historical boat in this firm for the reason that I am going to tell you right now. She was built, to my recollection, around 1906. I think she was built in Athens, N.Y., on the Hudson River. She ran for 26 years as a coal burner steam tug,
S e m i n a r M a r k s O p e n i ng O f W a r t s i l a O f f i c e In V a n c o u v e r , B.C., C a n a da
To mark the opening of a branch office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wartsila, Finland's leading company in Arctic technology, held a one-day seminar of scientists and experts from Canada and the United States at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.
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
Par Holmstrom has been appointed service superintendent for Wartsila Diesel, Inc.'s new service station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He will supervise and coordinate the company's service activities in the Caribbean. Mr. Holmstrom was previously service engineer with Wartsila Diesel, Inc.
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 101 plant facilities were located along the waterways of the United States in the first quarter of 1977, creating over 6,000 permanent jobs. Of the 101 plant facilities,
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.