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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
DC-hub
Hybrid power pioneer The Switch has delivered its first ever DC-Hub to Wightlink in the UK for installation into its flagship newbuild diesel electric hybrid ferry. 31 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Volvo Penta goes for SCR technology
Swedish engine manufacturer Volvo Penta has launched at Norshipping in May a new engine and aftertreatment concept to comply with the forthcoming implementation of IMO Tier III standards, enabling, it says ‘a global solution for commercial marine operators’. 31 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
EcoPellers for Norwegian ferries
German specialist propulsion manufacturer Schottel has been selected to fit eight newly-built ferries with the new Schottel Rudder EcoPeller for two of Norway’s leading ferry lines. 30 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cat engine to power split hopper dredger
One of the world’s largest split hopper dredgers is being built with an engine from German-owned Caterpillar Marine. 25 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Loodswezen chooses MAN Rollo
Netherlands-based MAN engines dealer MAN Rollo will deliver two MAN diesel engines with a power supply of 1,029kW at 2,100rpm and after-treatment systems for the pilot vessel ‘Luna’. 24 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Centek’s Gen-Kleen
The Gen-Kleen system from US-based marine exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries integrates with a generator wet exhaust system to remove hydrocarbon pollution (sheen, soot, unspent gasoline and diesel fuel) from the exhaust water before it is discharged. 23 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Centadisc-C couplings for tighter spaces
The Centadisc-C from Seawork 2017 exhibitor Centa Transmissions, which can be used with steel, composite, and super-lightweight carbon fibre shafts, now has a new connection option that means the flexible coupling and shaft can be installed in two parts, rather than as a single unit. 23 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
MTU propulsion for high-speed cat
Rolls-Royce will supply MTU propulsion for a new high-speed catamaran, which when completed, will apparently be the largest to go into operation in the Med. 22 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Making battery power more cost effective
High-performance, customisable batteries for demanding applications in ships and yachts have traditionally been very costly, but now German battery manufacturer Akasol says its developed a promising solution to the problem. 18 May 2017 - Maritime Journal