Berg Propulsion wins six vessel order in Ukraine

21 September, 2010 – Berg Propulsion has secured a significant new reference in Ukraine covering installation of propulsion equipment on board six heavy-duty shallow draft pusher tugboats due delivery to grain trader and ship owner Nibulon S.A. The vessels, to be built at Ukraine’s Wadan Okean Shipyard, will be ice strengthened for operation in harsh…

MAN Diesel & Turbo presents new propeller

MAN Diesel & Turbo presents a new high-efficient VBS propeller generation on their stand in Hamburg. A VBS Mk 5 version of the Alpha Controllable Pitch Propellers, which has been developed on the basis of the industry’s state-of-the-art design tools combined with the company’s vast experience accumulated from more than 7,000 propellers. The new programme…

AIS (Automatic Identification System)

Dear Readers, during the weekend the site been updated with a AIS page for vessel tracking. Please see the main menu. AIS is a system that enables identification and tracking of ships. It identifies the ships speed, course & vessel name. It makes is possible for ships to see each other and determine were the…

Hamworthy launches new offshore pump range

Hamworthy Svanehøj has launched the first of what will become an entirely new range of combined sea water lift and fire pumps that meet the requirements of the offshore market. The new deepwell seawater lifting pumps and fire pumps ’DWS’ will be available ranging in capacity from 700 m3/hr to 1700 m3/hr and with a…

MAN for safer fuel switch

As the emission regulation is coming into force ship operators have to switch fuel before entering a port or a emission controlled area. In order to make this operation as safe as possible MAN Diesel & Turbo has developed the Diesel Switch, building on its own patent. In particular, the changeover between HFO and distillate…

Wärtsilä to launch ECC Engine!

Well scheduled to the SMM event in hamburg last week Wärtsilä announce a joint venture between them and Turboden, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company. The joint venture will combine Turboden ORC (Organic Rankin Cycle) technology and the Wärtsilä engine and as a result, the Wärtsilä ECC (Engine Combined Cycle) engine.The Wärtsilä Marine ECC provides a…

Owners are seriously looking into LNG

In recent articles it could be read that owners are seriously looking in to LNG propulsion. It is reported that AP Moller-Maersk are planning to build 20 LNG-powered Container vessels. It appears to be competition between the South-Korean big four, Samsung Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Hyundai Heavy Industries, and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding…

Container

today the site have been updated with the ship type container. Please let me have you input!