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.
In the light of the increasing emphasis on minimizing fuel oil consumption and the subsequent widening i n t e r e s t among U.S. shipowners for the application of the low-speed diesel engine, Burmeister & Wain American Corporation has recently carried out an organizational change,
Robert N. Stout, executive vice president, Midland Enterprises Inc., announced that Michael B. Donelan recently joined Midland's new subsidiary, Inland Water Propulsion Systems Inc., as sales manager. Mr. Donelan will be responsible for sales of the B&W Alpha Diesel propulsion systems.
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'
Thrustmaster of Texas, manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, has added three new personnel in key positions. Jeff Miller has joined the company as marketing manager. Miller, who has more than 25 years of experience in marketing communications (including 15 in the oil and gas,
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.
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 According to a recent announcement, Perkins' range of light commercial marine diesel engines have been given a new look. The engines, comprising 16 different units, will now be marketed as Power Prestige. This range includes
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.
—Literature Available— Caterpillar Engine Division recently announced the availability of a new family of marine diesels, each with 67 cubic inches (1.1 L) displacement per cylinder. The new engines are aimed at powering smaller boats than previously served by the company's product line.