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.
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,
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.
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
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 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.
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