propulsion

89th SNAME Annual Meeting

The 89th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will convene at The New York Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y. on November 19-21, 1981. "This is by far the Society's largest annual event," stated John J. Nachtsheim, president of the Society,

 

Seebeckwerft Delivers World's Largest Railway/Car Ferry

Seebeckwerft AG in Bremerhaven, Germany, formerly the AG 'Weser' yard, recently delivered the Railship II, said to be the largest train/car ferry in the world. The new vessel is now in service between Travemunde, on the Baltic Coast of West Germany, and Hango in Finland.

Cummins Powers First Towboat Built By Brice Shipbuilding

Central Boat Rentals of Morgan City, La., recently put to work a unique inland, 60-foot pushboat built by Brice Shipbuilding Inc. of Chauvin, La. The Vail Trail (shown above) is an unusual ship in that it has six rudders for improved maneuverability and control.

World's Largest Dry Transport Vessel Delivered

Heavy transport shipping company Dockwise Shipping B.V. took delivery of the M/V Blue Marlin after her conversion into the world's largest semisubmersible heavy transport vessel able to carry heavy cargoes up to 73.000 tons. After a conversion

Cutting Edge Know-How to Cut Smoke

As a further vindication of major Greek investment in marine propulsion research, the state-of-the-art. engine test laboratory inaugurated less than two years ago at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) will contribute to a new European

MARCO Shipyard Delivers Ahead Of Schedule

A few weeks before scheduled delivery of the first of two new 104 ft. (31.6 m) pilot for the San Francisco Bar Pilots, Marco Shipyard Seattle managers were anticipating a smooth, ontime delivery — but everything changed during the vessel's first sea trial.

KMM Designed PSV to be Built by Bender

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc. won a contract from Naviera Tamaulipas, S.A. of Tampico, Mexico, to build a 202-ft. (61.5-m) Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) designed by Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM), part of the Aker Kvaerner Group. The design is based on the K220,

Trinity Marine Group To Build Navy Oceanographic Research Ship

The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded a $20.9-million contract by the U.S. Navy to build a 263-foot oceanographic research ship. The 3,200-ton, diesel electric, dynamically positioned AGOR-23 will be operated by the University of Washington.

Marine Diesel Propulsion: Where Less Is More

Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.

M.A.N. To Build Three Floating Cranes With Voith-Schneider Propulsion

The Saudi Ports Authority recently awarded M.A.N, in Nuremburg, West Germany, as general contractor, an order for three floating cranes with a lifting capacity of 200-tons each. The pontoons are being constructed by M.A.N.-GHH Dock and Shipbuilding Company.

 
 
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