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
Colt I n d u s t r i e s , Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Beloit, Wise., has been awarded an $11.5- million "transfer of technology" contract by Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La. for a new series of Pielstick large diesel engines.
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
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,
The Marjorie R., 18th in a series of high-seas tuna superseiners built by Campbell'Industries, was recently launched at the company's San Diego, Calif., yard. The new clipper, valued at approximately $3 million, is a sister ship to the recently delivered Sandra C.
A colorful new bulletin contains i n f o r m a t i o n about Chockfast® Orange, a pourable epoxy-resin chocking system for precise and permanent alignment of marine main-propulsion systems and auxiliary equipment. This international chocking system has been used to install more than 8,
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
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
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,
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