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,
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, N.S.W., A u s t r a l i a , on September 17 launched a self-unloading cement carrier. Named for the owning company, the M/V Goliath was christened by Lady Patricia Somerset, wife of Sir Henry Somerset, C.
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.
Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently received an order from the Soviet Union for a specialized vessel intended for transportation of floating oil drilling rigs weighing up to 20,000 tons. The contract, valued at about $42 million, was won against fierce international competition.
Shallow-draft workboat operations are beginning to be revolutionized with the introduction by North American Marine Jet Inc. of Benton, Ark., of a new diesel-powered waterjet propulsion unit that produces more than 3,000 pounds of static thrust at 150 horsepower.
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.
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 Arctic Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has issued a call for technical papers for the fourth International Ice Tech Symposium, which will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from March 20-23, 1990. The symposium,
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,
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