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Hydrogen is the faster answer
While Norway’s standard ferry routes have come under scrutiny, cleaning up the fast ferries has been thought of as an ‘intractable’ problem. At least so far. 31 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
30 years of engines and propulsion
The past 30 years have seen dramatic changes in marine engines and their associated propulsion systems. 18 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cimco Marine patent licensing
Cimco Marine AB, the Swedish developer of the OXE diesel outboard, has entered into an agreement with the manufacturer of the world’s strongest petrol outboard, the US company Seven Marine LLC, and AB Volvo Penta. The agreement primarily concerns the licensing of certain patents. 07 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
WFSV hybrids come closer
“When you look at the considerations for WFSVs,” said Andrew Eydt of PBES, “Human safety as well as operational concerns are top, and what you want for both is redundancy that’s key.” 06 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Underwater mountable thruster
Schottel has further expanded its portfolio with the addition of a new underwater mountable thruster designed for offshore vessels, rigs, cable laying vessels, offshore construction and crane ships. 05 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Energy efficient propulsor launches
Finland-based Steerprop has launched a CRP ECO LM propulsor featuring permanent magnet (PM) technology from The Switch to offer greater energy efficiency throughout its speed range. 05 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Prop efficiency to be researched by Teignbridge Propellers
Teignbridge Propellers received a £3m grant to research prop efficiency last year with much of the work to be carried out from a new vessel due to be launched later this summer. 04 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Caterpillar’s North American milestone
The first vessel in North America to feature a complete Cat Marine propulsion system with both Cat power and Cat azimuth drives has been christened. 29 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Battery developments for workboats
Battery systems are becoming an increasing feature of workboat operations with the number of hybrid systems and even pure electric vessels increasing. 23 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Electric ASV awarded
The world’s first fully electric air supported vessel (ASV), the ‘BB Green’, by Green City Ferries, has been awarded the ‘electric and hybrid propulsion system of the year’ at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference 2017 in the Netherlands. 22 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
PTO firepump
When one powertrain manufacturer designed a remote Power Take Off (PTO) solution which would allow pumps to run from the main engine - thus eliminating the need for a secondary engine - there was immediate interest. At the heart of the new design was a clutch from Warner Electric. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Scania Seawork premier
Swedish engine manufacturer Scania has presented its 13-litre DI13M IMO Tier III compliant marine engine on its stand, Q19, at Seawork 2017, three years ahead of the standard becoming mandatory worldwide. 14 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Dual prop for Suzuki’s largest ever
Suzuki Marine has launched its newest model, the DF350A. At 350 horsepower, this dual-prop V6 4-stroke is the largest, most powerful outboard Suzuki has built to date. In development for more than three years, it represents a significant milestone in both engineering and design for the Japanese outboard motor manufacturer. 12 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
A revolution in diesel injection?
A new type of injector for diesel engines developed by a Swiss company is claimed to be about to change the face of diesel engine fuel systems and at the same time to reduce emissions. 08 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
World’s first LPG-fueled ferry design using GE gas turbines
US-headquartered GE’s Marine Solutions reports that the world’s first Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)-fueled ferry design to use GE’s COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam (COGES) system has successfully completed its Hazard Identification (HAZID) meetings. 07 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Multi-boat modular battery unit launches
German-owned AKASOL and Norwegian-owned ZEM have announced a partnership to develop lithium ion batteries for maritime use. 06 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
New Tier III diesel from Mitsubishi
In the marine diesel engine market the trend is towards lightweight, electronically controlled engines that combine high performance with advanced technology. 02 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Veth Integrated L-Drive
At NorShipping in Oslo, Netherlands-headquartered Veth Propulsion launched a compact propulsion unit: the Veth Integrated L-drive, based on essential principles such as space, efficiency and noise reduction. 02 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Marine battery innovation
Plan B Energy Storage (PBES), a Norwegian provider of battery energy solutions for the marine market, has announced at the Norshipping event, what it calls ‘a revolutionary new solution for enhancing the lifecycle benefits of marine battery systems’. 02 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Genset order
Turkish shipyard, Cemre Marin Endüstri A.Ş, has ordered four MAN 8L21/31 variable-speed GenSets, in connection with the construction of a wind service operation vessel for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, the French shipowner. 31 May 2017 - Maritime Journal