Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Maritime Propulsion Blogs

Ferry Power: A Smooth and Quiet Ride

Posted to Propulsion (by Joseph Keefe ) on February 6, 2017

Volvo Penta Engines Power Quiet, Reliable Rides for Elizabeth River Ferry Passengers When two new Elizabeth River passenger ferries enter service in early 2017, passengers will not likely give thought to the engines powering the vessel, but they will appreciate the outcome – a smooth and quiet ride.

Schottel's Strahberger: One Year at the Helm

Posted to Propulsion (by Greg Trauthwein ) on February 1, 2017

Schottel, a ubiquitous German-based maritime propulsion company, is firing on all cylinders and preparing now for the inevitable maritime market upturn. The company's new Managing Director, Dr. Christian Strahberger, discusses the strategy.While the maritime industry endures an overall downturn…

Interview: Mika Koli, The Switch

Posted to Propulsion (by Greg Trauthwein ) on January 10, 2017

The Switch is a 10 year old company working to advance the world with electrical drive train technology. It is still a relative new player in the global maritime sector with nearly four years of experience, but its first reference ships with…

Marine Battery Systems Come of Age

Posted to Propulsion (by Annie Sennet ) on December 30, 2016

Stricter Regulations Demand Immediate SolutionsDiscovering new means to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiencies are top-of-mind for all companies in today’s day and age. The Paris Climate Deal, initiated nearly a year ago, is just one…

Overcoming the Propeller Supply Bottleneck

Posted to Propulsion (by Don MacPherson and Adam Kaplan ) on October 20, 2016

Maritime Tactical Systems Inc. (MARTAC) is a Florida-based company building next-generation unmanned vessels for military applications. In preparation for the “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) military exercises in Pearl Harbor this last July, MARTAC…

Measuring Noise Levels of Cavitating Propellers

Posted to Propulsion (by Frans Hendrik Lafeber ) on October 4, 2016

Traditionally, underwater radiated noise is mainly of interest for naval vessels and fishery research ships. Nowadays, however, there is a growing concern that marine life is affected by the rise in background noise levels in the oceans. Marine…

Fuels of the Future

Posted to Propulsion (by Wajdi Abdmessih ) on September 28, 2016

Chosing your fleet’s future fuel wisely The imposition of a global 0.5% sulfur cap may be less than four years away. This clearly will eliminate residual fuel from the available fuel options unless you have fitted your vessel with a scrubber…

SMM’s Huge Ship Propeller

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on September 7, 2016

Visitors to SMM 2016 can’t miss the huge ship propeller on the plaza of Hamburg's fair complex.At 48.7 metric tons, and measuring more than 8 meters in diameter, the massive propeller is a true spectacle and serves as the official symbol of SMM…

Interview: Johan Carlsson - CTO, Volvo Penta

Posted to Propulsion (by Greg Trauthwein ) on September 14, 2016

In your role as CTO you have to meld and rationalize regulation, customer demands and manufacturing issues: which do you find the most challenging?You get a lot of opportunities coming from technology and a lot of pressure coming from legislation…