A landmark decision to use liquefied natural gas (LNG), instead of diesel oil, to fuel a new class of offshore support vessel has taken operational form on the Norwegian continental shelf after a three-year development process. The platform supply
Trinity Industries, Inc., of New Orleans, La., recently announced the acquisition of Moss Point Marine, Inc., a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipbuilder. The acquisition gives Trinity the largest production capacity of its type of commercial vessels in the United States.
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,
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