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Marine Propulsion

SCHOTTEL Introduces Embedded L-Drive

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German propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL said it aims to meet increasing demand for electronic drive concepts with its newly launched LE-Drive ("Embedded L-Drive").As the propulsion systems are compatible with electric motors of all types and manufacturers, the LE-Drive allows a free choice of

Tech File: Rolls-Royce Delivers 16-cylinder Version of mtu Series 8000 Engines

The Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation will install the first two 16V 8000 M71L engines in new patrol vessels for the Taiwanese Coast Guard. Photo courtesy Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has delivered the first 16-cylinder engines of the mtu Series 8000, two 16V 8000 M71L engines built for the Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation to power new patrol vessels for the Taiwanese Coast Guard. The two engines deliver 7,280 kW of power each and will accelerate the 1000-ton class vessels to up to 24 knots.

Cat Powers Brusco's New Tugs

(Photo: Caterpillar Marine)

Caterpillar Marine recently signed a contract to supply its solutions for the next generation of Brusco Tug and Barge’s new tugs. The first tug was delivered in December 2019, and the second vessel will soon be under construction at Diversified Marine Inc. (DMI), in Portland, Ore., featuring a

Engineering for Tier 4

A 3D production model of a Robert Allan Ltd. tug, showcasing a Cat 3516E Tier 4 marine engine with SCR installation. (Image: Robert Allan Ltd.)

As one of the largest, most widely known naval architecture and marine engineering firms in the world—celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2020—Robert Allan Ltd. is no stranger to being approached by marine engine manufacturers seeking input on their products. But no one’s ever come to the Vancouver,

Rolls-Royce to Boost Output for the US Navy

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Rolls-Royce and the Defense Production Act Title III office will invest millions of dollars to upgrade the company’s capability and capacity for U.S. Navy ship propulsion components in its facility in Pascagoula, Miss.The DPA Title III office has already agreed to invest $22 million for equipment,

ME-GI Engine Sails Through Gas Trials

Eastern Pacific Shipping’s newbuilding Tenere passed gas trials with an ME-GI engine featuring a pump vaporizer unit and pilot booster injection valve. (Photo:  EPS)

MAN Energy Solutions announced that the first ME-GI engine featuring its newly-developed pump vaporizer unit (PVU) has completed liquefied natural gas (LNG) trials in Korea.The engine is installed aboard the first in a series of six neo-Panamax boxships—built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI),

CMS Completes First Major WinGD X-DF Engine Overhaul

CSSC Marine Service completed the first X-DF overhaul in nine days. (Photo: CSSC Marine Service Co)

China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) equipment service subsidiary CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS) said it has completed the first ever major overhaul on two WinGD X-DF engines—in only nine days.The twin 6X62DF engines overhauled belong to the first ever X-DF powered vessel in operation, 2017-built 180,

Schottel Unveils New Azimuth Thrusters

The Schottel Rudderpropeller (SRP), left, and the Schottel EcoPeller (SRE) (Image: Schottel)

Marine propulsion systems manufacturer Schottel introduced its new M-series azimuth thrusters, consisting of several medium-sized rudder propeller sizes covering a power range of 400 to 1,000 kW. The series' first propulsion units have recently been delivered and will soon be put into operation.With the M-series,

Kongsberg Unveils Holistic Vessel Monitoring Tool

An example of the data available from the Health Management dashboard (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced Health Management to its Vessel Insight portfolio of applications, marking another step toward the Norwegian company's drive to deliver a wide range smart technologies for the maritime sector.With Health Management, ship owners can monitor onboard equipment via

HamiltonJet to Power 48 US Navy RIBs

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HamiltonJet will collaborate with rigid inflatable boat manufacturer RIBCRAFT to supply 48 Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) to the U.S. Navy.RIBCRAFT USA was recently awarded a five-year contract to deliver the RIBs custom-fitted for use in explosive ordinance disposal (EOD). The 11-meter vessels will be equipped with twin HJ292 waterjets,