Fredriksstad mek Verksted, Norway, is to build another 42,000-dwt RO/RO ship for the carriage of forest products and cars on Seaboard's cross-Pacific trade. Like the first two vessels in the series, Skaugran and Skaubord delivered from the same yard two years ago,
The Madame Butterfly, first in a series of four pure car/truck carriers (PC/TC), was delivered recently by Kockums, A.B., Malmo, Sweden, to Wallenius Lines, Stockholm. A second vessel, Figaro, will be delivered later this year, and two more vessels
The recently completed Fairbanks Morse Diesel Training Center headquartered in Beloit, Wise., is designed to give all Fairbanks Morse customer operating and service personnel the finest in handson training in service and repair of Fairbanks Morse Opposed Piston and Colt/Pielstick engines.
The keel for the first of three diesel-powered containerships under c o n s t r u c t i o n f o r American President Lines (APL) was laid recently at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. (ASI) near New Orleans. These three containerships will be the largest ever built in the United States,
A General Electric (GE) LM120 marine gas turbine has been installed aboard the propulsion system demonstrator (PSD) vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps' Advanced Amphibious Assault program. The turbine reportedly was successful in powering the vehicle during waterborne testing.
Friede Goldman Halter Inc. announced that Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines had exercised an option with Halter Marine FGH's vessel construction division, for the construction of a second 579-ft. car carrier. The vessel is designed to transport more than 4,300 vehicles between the U.
The Finnish owner Oy Gustav Paulig Ab has ordered a 45,200-dwt product tanker f r om Wartsila Turku Shipyards. Work will begin in late 1980, and the vessel will be delivered about a year later. The value of the order is about 140 million Finnish marks (approximately $35 million).
A thoughtfully organized and easy to follow 20-page "Guidebook For Propulsion and Auxiliary Power Selection" has been published recently by Caterpillar Marine Systems of Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, 111. The guidebook contains complete information on all of Caterpillar Marine's engines,
Drawing upon a joint total of three and a half centuries of diesel experience of the GEC Diesel Group offering a wide range of experience in applications spanning marine propulsion, marine auxiliaries, offshore power, rail traction, and power generation for industry and public service,
MTU Friedrichshafen installed its first 12V 595 series diesel engine aboard the 476-foot ferry Deutschland in October of 1990. This model is rated at 2,100 kw at 1,500 rpm and replaced one of the ship's nine 1,840-kw, 12-cylinder MTU 956s. The engine has had over 4,