After a rash of containership design and propulsion system initiatives aimed at extending the reach of the most potent engines already in production, the industry has now been presented with a powering option offering an unprecedented output from a single-engine plant.
Wiley Manufacturing, Port Deposit, Md., has completed and delivered to its new owners a passenger and automobile ferryboat, Surry, that will operate on the James River between Glasshouse Point and Scotland, Va. Designed by Coast Engineering Company of Norfolk, Va.
In March this year, Bath Iron Works Corporation awarded to Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., a contract to supply the controllable- pitch main propulsion equipment for the DDG-51, the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke Class of guided-missile destroyers.
The first 12-cylinder Sulzer RTflex96C low-speed marine engine developed by Wartsila Corporation has successfully completed its official shop test. With a maximum continuous power output of 68,640 kW (93,360 bhp) at 102 rpm, it is reported to be
The Falk Corporation and Zahnraderfabrik Renk of Augsburg, West Germany, have signed a license agreement that grants Falk the exclusive sales and manufacturing rights in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for Renk Marine Reversing Gear Drives. These drives,
Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., recently paid about $550 million to four shipping companies to acquire majority shares in both Admiral Cruises Inc. and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL). The deal makes Carnival the world's largest operator of cruise ships.
Ferrous Corporation, Bellevue, Wash., a manufacturer of combustion catalyst for marine diesel and boilers has developed a complete system for administering catalyst into the fuel oil. The Ferrous Marine System (FMS) provides the user with a proportioning pump,
A new concept for powering large passenger vessels, the combined diesel-electric and diesel-mechanical (CODED) system, is the latest outcome of a broader co-operation between leading lights in the Finnish maritime industries. CODED has been developed
The Maritime Administration has awarded a cost-shared $343,819 contract to the Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corporation in Detroit, aimed at the marine diesel application of a technology based on the on-line, variabletiming,
Wartsila Corporation received an order to supply four Wartsila 6L50DF dual-fuel engines to power a 75,000 cu. in. LNG carrier contracted by the French gas holding company Gaz de France at the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique. Due for delivery in 2004,