In response to the constant demand for improved performance and increased efficiency from vessel operators, a number of marine diesel manufacturers have either upgraded their existing engines, expanded current series or developed entirely new models.
Capt. Ami Richter, president of the Washington Island Ferry Line, Inc., and Joe Gagnon, vice president and general manager of Peterson Builders, Inc., shipbuilders of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently signed a contract for construction of a new 90-foot
Walking into Bob Dickinson's spacious office at Carnival Corp. 's Miami, Fla. headquarters, one would be shocked to hear that he isn't in the cruise business to make money. Many executives would be eager to find out how the president of the world's
The impact of increasingly stiff rules from legislators regarding ship engine emissions combined with ever increasing demands from ship and boat owners of better life-cycle performance andfuel economy has placed the onus squarely upon the diesel engine
Propulsion machinery makers are keeping ahead of the market, and are well able to meet the requirement for increasing unit powers and operational flexibility with high economy. A difference of 2 g/kW-h in fuel consumption may not sound like very much,
Wichmann Diesel, Inc. has announced the opening of offices at 2701 Delaware Avenue, Kenner, La. 70062, which serves as base for operations in the U.S., Canada and South America. The parent company, Wichmann Motorfabrikk A/S of Bergen, Norway, was founded in 1903.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently started marketing a power generating system for vessels "Mitsubishi Super Turbo Generating System" designed to meet all power demands on board during navigation by effectively using exhaust gases and heat from a main diesel engine.
ALGAE-X International has formed a distribution agreement with Superior Diesel, one of the largest fuel injection service companies in the Mid-Atlantic States servicing commercial and mili- tary marine fleets as well as major shipyards and railroads.
—Brochures Offered In other to standardize the names of the Wartsila Diesel production units and sales companies, the following changes have been made: The new official name of the Turku Diesel Works is Oy Wartsila Ab Turku Factory, and the new name of Nohab Diesel AB i Trollhattan,
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.