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
—Color Brochure Available— West Germany-based Markisches Werk Halver (MWH) has more than 50 years' experience in the design and production of high-quality inlet and exhaust valves. MWH offers a complete range of valves, valve cages, valve rotators,
Shipyards around the world are facing increasingly stringent environmental rules and regulations, adding additional expense to a business sector with an already reputed thin bottom line. Nonetheless, to stay in business shipyards must continuously enhance their capabilities and compliance,
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass., has received an order from TNT Hydrolines, Inc., Wayne, N.J., for an 80-foot, 265- passenger, high-speed passenger ferry, which will be used for commuting and excursions in New York Harbor.
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,
— I m p r o v e d C y l i n d e r A n d C r a n k c a s e O i l s— The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing
Hitachi Zosen has received an order to supply four main marine diesel engines for two Chinese shipyards, Daliang Shipyard and Hudong Shipyard. The contract for this order was signed recently in Beijing in the presence of Wu Run Ting, deputy general manager
A contract for nine air cushion vehicles (ACV) was signed in Moscow recently between V/O Sudoimport and Wartsila of Finland. The ACVs, which represent a new line of production for the shipyard, are based on a Soviet license and on long-term product development work at Wartsila.
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The Maritime Administration has released a technical report which further explores the feasibility of a novel concept for ship propulsion. The report, "Resistance Reduction in Merchant Ships by the New Propulsion System," was prepared for MarAd by the University of Rhode Island.
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.