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 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
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines High fuel costs and lower grades of marine fuel continue to dominate the thinking of diesel engine manufacturers as well as vessel owners and designers. Engine designs reflect these concerns as
Vessel name Explorer of the Seas Shipyard Kvaerner Masa-Yards Owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Explorer of the Seas, the second cruise ship in the Voyager-class was delivered by Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Turku New Shipyard on September 28. Explorer of the
The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.
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.
The rebirth of the passenger/cargo ship S.S. Monterey, idled since 1978, as a modern 660-passenger luxury cruise liner is in full swing at Wartsila Marine Industries' Helsinki yard. The Helsinki yard is performing all the outfitting and interior work on the U.
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,