Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery
ABB rethink power distribution for OSVs
ABB rethink power distribution for OSVs
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Offshore support vessels need to be able to take on high seas without smashing into the platform they are servicing, pointed out Ismir Fazlagic, global product manager at ABB. But this often requires ...
ClassNK acquisition to enhance vessel efficiency
ClassNK acquisition to enhance vessel efficiency
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Japanese class society ClassNK’s recent acquisition of Finnish ship design software company NAPA cements a long-standing collaboration between the two companies aimed at optimising vessel ...
Scott-Still: when Steam married Diesel
Scott-Still: when Steam married Diesel
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Scott-Still engines installed in the Blue Funnel cargo liners Dolius and Eurybates in 1924 and 1928 marked a response to the need for improved types of diesel engine combining greater overall ...
Sampling and analysis for Cat engine lubes
Sampling and analysis for Cat engine lubes
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Free lube oil sampling and analysis for its Caterpillar marine engine customers is offered by UK-based dealer Finning Power Systems to maximise the lifetime and productivity of the ...
New barge boosts Total Lubmarine services
New barge boosts Total Lubmarine services
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
The 795m3 capacity barge Trafuco 7 has strengthened Total Lubmarine’s lube oil supply services in the port of Antwerp. The double-hulled newbuilding offers six compartments for transporting the ...
Optimising fuel cleaning efficiency
Optimising fuel cleaning efficiency
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Catalytic fines commonly found in residual fuels containing blend components from catalytic cracker installations are responsible for increased wear as well as scuffing in two-stroke engines. The ...
Tips for trimming bunker purchase costs
Tips for trimming bunker purchase costs
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Helping operators to optimise the value of their bunker commitments, ExxonMobil has issued advice with the claimed potential to save US$3 for every tonne of fuel purchased. The US-based group ...
MAN advises on combating liner cold corrosion
MAN advises on combating liner cold corrosion
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Owners and operators of MAN B&W low speed engines are advised in a recent Circular Letter from designer MAN Diesel & Turbo on addressing cold corrosion of cylinder liners. The phenomenon, ...
Uptake of battery power is growing in the ferry sector
Uptake of battery power is growing in the ferry sector
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Norwegian ferry operator Norled is currently building three fully-electric ferries. Folgefonn – an 85m vessel that will use Wärtsilä technology and carry 60 cars – will cover ...
Liebherr wins ‘Crane of the Year’
Liebherr wins ‘Crane of the Year’
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Liebherr’s MPG multipurpose grab crane has been named as Crane of the Year by International Bulk Journal – the fourth time a Liebherr product has gained this distinction. MPGs are double ...
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