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
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.
After a year of negotiations, Aalborg Vaerft in Denmark recently signed a contract for the construction of seven Standard Flex 300 vessels for the Royal Danish Navy. The contract provides an option for an additional nine vessels of the same type.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.
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
In the 1930's, the medium-speed diesel engine came into its own as a prime mover in rail, marine, and stationary applications. It was soon realized by engine builders and o p e r a t o r s that Medium Viscosity Index (MVI) lube oils had distinct
DredgeMasters International, Inc., Hendersonville, Tenn., a subsidiary of Valley Industries, has signed a contract for the manufacture of a 24-inch DuraMaster portable dredge. The heavy-duty machine, which will be the largest factory-built portable dredge in the U.
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,
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,