RoPax Propulsion Concept Proves Efficient

Wartsila, in conjunction with the Finnish research project SEATECH 2000+, has been developing some new machinery solutions for RoPax vessels. A promising concept is a semidiesel electric machinery, where mechanical propulsion is combined with a diesel electric power plant.


Third Seaboard RO/RO Ordered At Fredriksstad Yard Will Have MacGregor Hoistable Decks

Fredriksstad mek Verksted, Norway, is to build another 42,000-dwt RO/RO ship for the carriage of forest products and cars on Seaboard's cross-Pacific trade. Like the first two vessels in the series, Skaugran and Skaubord delivered from the same yard two years ago,

Uniservice: Innovative Product Keeps Cruise Ships Running

The development of URI CLEAN Concentrate was partly due to the shipowners' continual problem of line blockages in Vacuum sanitation systems where uric acid deposits crystallize. When Crystallization occurs in these lines the acceleration of line


To obtain the necessary improvements that will ensure the commer cial success of the newest generation of high-output engines, additives must be used in lubricants. And although the use of additives in internal combustion engine lubricating oils is nothing new,

Skinner To Produce Steam Engines In New Larger Capacities

The oldest manufacturer of steam engines still operating in this country has announced an extension of the sizes available for both marine and stationary use. Skinner Engine Company of Erie, Pa., said that effective immediately the Skinner Marine Unaflow

Modern Fuel Systems Symposium

Exchanges Of Experiences—Problems And Solutions—Prove Use Of Heavy Fuels In Medium-Speed Diesel Engines Is Increasing And Economical Two years ago Alfa-Laval, Inc. of Fort Lee, N.J. sponsored a symposium on modern fuel systems. This symposium

MTlTs 595 Diesel Series Design Concept Proven Aboard Ferry 'Deutschland'

MTU Friedrichshafen installed its first 12V 595 series diesel engine aboard the 476-foot ferry Deutschland in October of 1990. This model is rated at 2,100 kw at 1,500 rpm and replaced one of the ship's nine 1,840-kw, 12-cylinder MTU 956s. The engine has had over 4,

New Shipboard Fuel Blending Unit From IMO Pump Division

IMO® Pump Division, Monroe, N.C., Transamerica Delaval Inc., has developed a unit to blend heavy fuel oil with diesel oil in order to lower power costs of running ship service diesel generator sets and other auxiliary engines. Normally, the use

Royal Netherlands Orders Three New Freighters From Dutch Shipyards

Maarten L. de Ruiter, managing director of Royal Netherlands S t e a m s h i p Company (Antilles) N.V., has announced that three new m u l t i - p u r p o s e freighters have been ordered from Dutch shipyards for the company's U.S. East Coast Services to the Caribbean and South America.

Gas Turbine v. Diesel Debate Heats Up With Delivery of New Millennium

Since Royal Caribbean decided to embrace the advanced marine propulsion technology inherent with gas turbines, power plants aboard cruise ships built and delivered in the new millennium could be much different. Even if all newbuilds do not incorporate gas turbine power,

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