Wartsila, in conjunction with the Finnish research project SEATECH 2000+, has been developing some new machinery solutions for RoPax vessels. A promising concept is a semidiesel electric machinery, where mechanical propulsion is combined with a diesel electric power plant.
New oceangoing ships in the American merchant marine fleet, now almost entirely steam driven, will likely be powered by diesel engines, according to experts at a marine technical symposium sponsored by Mobil Oil Corporation in New York. Shipowners were told of a recent study made for the U.
The tug-fireboats M.L. Walker and H. Burgess were christened recently at Thunderbolt Marine Industries, Thunderbolt, Ga. They are the first of a new generation of shiphandling and firefighting tugs specifically designed for work in the Panama Canal.
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,
Penske GM Power, Inc. of Lodi, N.J., has announced the appointment of Richard J. Paine as marine marketing manager. Mr. Paine will assume the responsibility for the coordination of sales and promotion of Penske's line of high performance marine diesel propulsion units ranging from 135 to 1,
The Navy has entered a new era of ship construction in Bath, Maine. The introduction of an innovative construction and launching platform brings some of the most modern warship building methods in the world to Bath Iron Works and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,
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,
The Society of Marine Port Engineers, New York, N.Y., Inc., and the State University of New York Maritime College recently co-sponsored the 40th Annual Fort Schuyler Forum. Held on the SUNY Maritime College campus in the Bronx, the forum focused
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,