Turn of the century photographs of dirty, hot, cramped machine spaces filled with boilers, engines, gratings and bulkheads begin to tell the story of the state of steam power just after the birth of the propeller. Oil squirt cans, dancing connecting rods,
In 2003, Holland America (HAL) added another "Dam" ship to its fleet in the form of the 82,000-gt MS Oosterdam. Oosterdam — built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy — is the second 1,848 passenger Vista-class ship for the company, joining sister ship ms Zuiderdam,
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.
The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Beloit, Wis., has announced the completion, testing and operation of its new large engine test facility. This new test facility offers complete engine operation testing for Colt-Pielstick PC4.2 series diesel engines
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.
A maximum Seaway-size 34,- 000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier incorporating a new hull design for reducing fuel consumption was christened at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, recently. The 730-foot ship was named Canadian Enterprise by Maureen McTeer,
High-powered maneuvering systems and larger logistical features incorporated into today's new generation of cruise ships are causing seaports to take a close look at the infrastructures with which they are serving the industry. Management considerations
Wartsila and Marioff, agreed earlier this year to cooperate within the area of emission control technologies for reciprocating engines. Marioff is a specialist in creating humidity, while Wartsila needs humidity for reduction of NOx in diesel, and perhaps gas engines.
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,
Coral Princess' propulsion system is the first in the cruise industry to fully utilize a new development of the diesel engine known as an EnviroEngine, as well as the first in the Princess fleet to incorporate gas turbine power generation. This