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.
—Literature Offered The Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors has announced a significant expansion of its product line by virtue of marketing agreement with Deere & Company, and has moved to streamline and tighten its manufacturing operations in North America.
One of the many features that characterizes an LNG carrier is the presence of cargo boil-off, the result of heat leakage to the cargo f r om the surroundings. Until now, the boil-off has been utilized as fuel in producing steam f o r the steam-turbine propulsion plant.
Two Colt-Pielstick marine engines with associated gearing, supporting equipment and monitoring systems have been ordered from Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., by United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ocean Transport & Trading Limited has ordered three cargo liners from Scott Lithgow Limited at a cost of approximately $63 million. Work will start immediately on the ships, and they will be delivered during the second half of 1979 and the first quarter of 1980.
Dockside Machine & Ship Repair recently announced its signing of a contract with M.A.N./B&W Service GmbH of Ausburg, Germany. Dockside is under contract to act as a manufacturers approved service/repair shop which is part of the worldwide service organization of M.