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 Stolt Sapphire, first of five 38,000-dwt parcel tankers being built for Stolt-Nielsen by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery Ltd., was delivered at the Okpo shipyard in South Korea recently. The remaining ships, to be named Stolt Emerald,
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'
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
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,
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
There are two main ingredients to common rail fuel injection, one being the freedom to choose injection pressure and timing totally independently of the engine load. The other is computerized control, which makes it possible to consider several
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.
A new brochure detailing applications of differing sizes of keyless OK couplings is available free from SKF Steel Couplings of Avon, Conn. The four-page brochure, printed on heavy, silver-coated stock, contains illustrations of the OK coupling connections on a marine vessel's shaft lines,