Thordon Bearings Strengthens European Presence
Thordon Bearings, the provider of bearing solutions for marine, has signed sales and distribution agreements with St. Petersburg-based Industrial & Marine Projects (IMPRO) and Tallinn’s Marine Ecology Equipment (MEE), in a development that anticipates the introduction of more stringent pollution rules for European waterways.The appointment of new distributors for Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Azerbaijan coincides with concern that more should be done to reduce the impact…
Dagestan Ferry Passes Sea Trials
The ferry vessel Dagestan, which was lifted up for repair in the Zigh ship repair and construction yard of Azerbaijani Caspian Shipping Company has successfully passed sea trials. During the overhaul, two auxiliary engines on the Dagestan were replaced with new Hyundai brand engines. The new 1,000 kW engines are more cost-effective and efficient than previous ones. The engines of this model are also distinguished by a higher availability of technical maintenance. Along with auxiliary engines, the main engines and vessel devices have been replaced in accordance with the new project.
Wärtsilä Invests in Turbocharger Services
Wärtsilä said it has invested to expand its offering and global service workshop footprint in turbocharger services. Wärtsilä has more than 20 service workshops globally equipped with full capability to service turbochargers, and with its recent investment the company is able to offer turbocharger services coupled with engine knowhow in flexible cooperation with other Wärtsilä service centers. Customers can reduce operational risk and save time by being able to overhaul the turbocharger and the engine simultaneously.
MTU Turkey Celebrates 25 Years
The Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary in Istanbul - MTU Turkey - is now a quarter of a century old. It was established in Istanbul on April 19, 1990 under the name MTU Motor Türbin San ve Tic AS. Prior to that, a workshop in Turkey dating back to 1985 had carried out parts assembly and maintenance jobs and major overhauls of MTU engines. Today, MTU Turkey employs a 150-strong workforce in sales, service and component manufacture. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea Division of Rolls-Royce.
HT900s for High Speed Crew Boat
HamiltonJet reports that four HT900 waterjets were selected by Incat Crowther’s latest project, a first-of-type 70m Catamaran Fast Crew Boat for operations in the Caspian Sea oil industry in Azerbaijan. When completed later this year, the vessel reportedly will be the world’s largest high speed crew boat. The new 70m, DP2 class vessel class will feature four control stations, each using Hamilton Jet’s MECS control system integrating with a DNV DYNPOS-AUTR dynamic positioning system.
Wärtsilä 2012 Profits Stay Healthy
Björn Rosengren President & CEO of Wärtsilä delivers his year 2012 financial results message to shareholders. "During 2012, we closed our largest ever acquisition with the purchase of Hamworthy. This acquisition supports our growth strategy in the marine gas, offshore and environmental solutions markets, and Hamworthy has performed well while being integrated to our Ship Power business. In 2012, the Power Plants business received two of its largest orders ever; a 384 MW power plant to be built in Azerbaijan followed by a 573 MW order from Jordan.