With the commissioning of the Norway's Bukser og Berging Voith Water Tractor Baut. the improved characteristics of the new Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) blades were demonstrated. The bollard pull — as supervised by DNV — was improved by nine percent while using the same input power.
Kvaerner Masa-Yards has delivered the $375 million, 2.124-passenger Carnival Miracle, to Carnival Cruise Lines - its 20th Fun Ship - in the traditional handover ceremonies in Helsinki. For anyone who has ever had the privilege to attend such a delivery,
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.
A gala opening ceremony was held recently to mark the official opening of the new Hyundai Maritime Research Institute (HMRI) in Ulsan, Korea. The event was attended by a large group of government and industry leaders from Korea and elsewhere, including
S e m i n a r M a r k s O p e n i ng O f W a r t s i l a O f f i c e In V a n c o u v e r , B.C., C a n a da
To mark the opening of a branch office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wartsila, Finland's leading company in Arctic technology, held a one-day seminar of scientists and experts from Canada and the United States at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.
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.
—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
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
Drew Ameroid Marine recently announced that it has completed a series of tests jointly sponsored with MAN B&W Diesel using Amergize® deposit modifier/combustion improver. The extensive tests, conducted on diesel engines both on a turbocharger test bed and on-board a ship,
Trinity Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., was recently awarded contracts from Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Hicksville, N.Y., to build two, 467-foot, ocean-going barges with double hulls to meet the OPA 90 requirements.