KONGSBERG hydroacoustics in the Gulf of Mexico

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico created a large marine oil spill and KONGSBERG acoustic products have since been used as tools to monitor the damage. The vessels from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that monitored the distribution of the oil flow all had KONGSBERG acoustic systems in common.

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Wärtsilä and Deltamarin introduce innovative ferry family at Interferry 2010

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solution provider and Deltamarin, the foremost design company in the cruise and ferry market, announce the introduction of an innovative series of ferry designs. The designs are being presented during the 35th Interferry Conference in New York, 3-6 October, 2010. By working in partnership, the two companies have identified the…

Saving energy on the Seven Seas

ABB variable speed drives have reduced the energy consumption of three luxury cruise ships by up to 1,600 tons of fuel a year per vessel, a huge saving in both operating costs and CO2 emissions, all with a payback time of less than one year.

Volvo Penta India secures large order for D12MH engines

Volvo Penta India has secured an order for 40 no’s of D12MH-350 from Sesa Goa for powering their iron ore barges which will ply in Mandovi & Zuari Rivers in Goa, on west coast of India. Volvo Penta is the first imported engine manufacturer in India to offer IRS (India Register of Shipping) approved engines.

Allweiler pumps in exhaust gas treatment systems in ships

As environmental regulations become more stringent, waste gas treatment systems are growing in importance. H+H Umwelt- und Industrietechnik GmbH of central Germany has been using Allweiler progressing cavity pumps as a core component of these systems since 2003. The company has been manufacturing catalytic waste gas treatment systems since 1998. Originally they focused on applications in block heating stations and…

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Hyundai Heavy Industries marks two-stroke milestone three decades after first Hyundai-MAN B&W engine

HHI-EMD, the Engine and Machinery Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries, held a ceremony in Ulsan on 29 September to commemorate the company’s production milestone. The ceremony was attended by a long list of invited guests, including MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Thomas Knudsen, Head of Low-Speed, Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President Low-Speed Promotion and Sales, Klaus Engberg, Senior Vice President Two-Stroke Licensing, and K.K. Lee, President of MAN Diesel & Turbo Korea.

Cargotec wins crane upgrade contracts from Malaysia

Cargotec has secured two contracts to refurbish and upgrade ship-to-shore (STS) cranes in Perth, as part of plans to boost efficiency and capacity at its Container Terminal Two. Eight cranes, capable of 48m outreach, will be completely refurbished with digital electrical system technology. Upgrades will be made to the cranes’ PLCs, speed drives, control monitoring…