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Eric Haun Blogs

MTU's Stefan Müller Talks Hybrid Drives

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on June 2, 2017

Stefan Müller, head of the Marine & Offshore Application Center at MTU explains which hybrid solutions MTU offers, what benefits they provide and to which applications they are particularly suited.What hybrid solutions can MTU offer for marine…

Optimizing Ferries for Electric Power

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on May 5, 2017

Batteries will be the sole power source for two new double-ended ferries being built for operations on Norway’s west coast. The ferries, now under construction at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey and to be operated by Fjord1 and the Norwegian public roads authority Statens Veivesen…

Australia Prepares for LNG Fueled Vessels

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on May 25, 2016

Australia is well positioned to employ vessels fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in certain sectors, according to an expert panel at a seminar organized by Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL) at the LNG18 conference.In fact the initiative is already in motion…

Finland Breaks the Ice on LNG

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on May 9, 2016

Due for delivery in Q2 2016, Finland’s new icebreaker Polaris is the world’s first to feature dual fuel liquified natural gas (LNG) and diesel propulsion, earning the icebreaking vessel designations as the Finland’s most powerful and the world’s…

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…

Cleaner Exhaust with BOS Technology

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on August 11, 2016

Answering to a stronger drive in the maritime industry to reduce polluting and harmful soot, Blue Ocean Solutions’ (BOS) Emulsified Fuel System (EFS) cleans exhaust and reduces PM emissions.According to BOS, is a Singapore-headquartered subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine…

Cat C32 Engine Room Video Tour

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on August 10, 2016

Cat Marine goes inside the engine room of the 40-meter Horizon motor yacht Lady Leila, powered by Cat C32 ACERT propulsion engines. C32 ACERT propulsion engine ratings of 1,925 mhp (1,900 bhp) 1,417 bkW, 1,825 mhp (1,800 bhp) 1,342 bkW, and 1…

Engine Profile: Bergen B33:45

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on August 8, 2016

Rolls-Royce’s fuel efficient medium-speed engine Bergen B33:45, which has been designed to offer a 20 percent increase in power per cylinder compared to existing engines in the Bergen range, has seen approximately 40 units contracted since its…

Carbon Fiber Propulsion for Megayachts

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on June 8, 2016

A new generation of high-performance lightweight steerable thrusters is the first to make comprehensive use of carbon fiber materials.Developed by Rolls-Royce, these new propulsion systems, dubbed Azipull Carbon, were designed to provide lighter weight options for fast yachts…

Big Power for the Prince of Wales

Posted to Propulsion (by Eric Haun ) on November 10, 2015

The U.K. Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers presently under construction are due to become the centerpiece of the nation’s defense force. Upon entering operation, each ship will essentially serve as floating four-acre military…