ZF of North America has announced reliability and horsepower capacity improvements in four of its marine transmission models. The input torsional couplings on the transmissions are now attached to the input shaft by means of an SKF® keyless taper.
The two major factors influencing diesel engine design and development continue to be the soaring fuel costs and deterioration in the quality of marine fuels. While most diesel designers are working to modify existing models to achieve lower specific fuel consumption,
A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.
Jan Paulsen has been a busy guy. Paulsen was the project manager, which saw through the construction of four massive 23,5()()-hp anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) — two for Solstad and two for Olympic Shipping — starting with the delivery of the first ship in January 2002.
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
At this year's SMM in Hamburg, Voith Turbo (Hall 5, Stand 212) will highlight the new Voith Water Tractor (VWT) Baut (pictured right) which has been put in service by Bukser og Berging A/S in Oslo. It is the fifth VWT of the Bukser fleet, but the first fitted with optimized blades.
A complete overview of its capabilities in providing the offshore oil industry with needed winch /windlass power is contained in a new brochure now available from Skagit Division of Continental Emsco. The 16-page, full-color booklet describes the Sedro-Woolley, Wash.
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.
Cummins Engine Company and Onan Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., recently announced the completion of a joint venture development program. The result is a line of midsize auxiliary generator sets for the commercial marine industry. Rated for prime
The most recent addition to Royal Caribbean's (RCCL) tleet of vessels is the 90,090-gt Serenade of the Seas, which was delivered to the cruise line by Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on July 30, 2003. The third member of the Radiance-class fleet,