Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery
Rolls-Royce to cut marine jobs
Rolls-Royce to cut marine jobs
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
Rolls-Royce has announced that it plans to cut 600 jobs in its marine unit by the end of the year, in response to “challenging market conditions.” The reduction will be global, but half ...
DNV GL and Jotun  announce partnership
DNV GL and Jotun announce partnership
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
A new joint venture aimed at improving hull performance was unveiled by class society DNV GL and paint manufacturer Jotun at Nor-Shipping which took place in Oslo, Norway in June. Experts suggest ...
Wärtsilä 31 engine launched
Wärtsilä 31 engine launched
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
A new medium-speed engine featuring the most advanced technology was launched onto the market by Wärtsilä at the Nor-Shipping 2015 exhibition in Oslo, Norway in June. The Wärtsilä ...
Caterpillar pushes for tugs
Caterpillar pushes for tugs
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
Caterpillar Propulsion has launched a new version of its continuously-rated azimuth thruster that has been tailored for tug applications. Jonas Nyberg, Caterpillar Propulsion regional sales manager ...
More BWMS approvals granted by MEPC
More BWMS approvals granted by MEPC
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
The 68th meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in May issued six approvals for ballast water management systems (BWMSs). Final approval was granted to Japan’s ...
Increased automation flows from fluid power
Increased automation flows from fluid power
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
How does fluid power help automation? Automation allows greater accuracy, increased precision, faster operation, increased quality, greater consistency and significant cost savings, among other ...
Cutting back on fuel when pushing on
Cutting back on fuel when pushing on
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
For all OSVs, being equipped with a dynamic positioning system is now essential but, depending upon the particular specialisation of an OSV, the time spent in DP mode can be anything from 10-60 per ...
Storing surplus energy
Storing surplus energy
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
Diesel-electric power systems are now considered the norm for OSVs, with most ships having four or six diesel gensets and a pair of main propulsion motors sometimes driving through a gearbox but ...
Presenting a green image
Presenting a green image
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
Incidents such as the Macondo blowout are fortunately rare and not directly connected with the OSVs that attend rigs in one way or another, but they do make for a tarnished environmental image in the ...
OSVs feature strongly in Florida yard’s future
OSVs feature strongly in Florida yard’s future
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
It is generally accepted that the first offshore vessels and service companies were originally involved in some way with the fishing industry. Eastern Shipbuilding Group based in Panama City, Florida ...
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