North Sea Trawler Receives MAN Turbocharger Retrofit
MAN Diesel & Turbo recently completed a noteworthy job, carrying out a turbocharger retrofit with just five weeks from first enquiry to turbocharger commissioning. The vessel in question, Faeroese trawler, ‘Sjurdaberg’, was constructed in 1985 and has successfully operated in the North Sea for over 30 years. Equipped with a 1984-built MAN 9L28/32A Alpha engine and NA34/K turbocharger, the trawler has accumulated more than 115,000 operating hours in one of the world’s major fishing grounds.
R.W. Fernstrum: Keeping Things Cool for 67 Years
Founded by Robert W. Fernstrum 67 years ago, R.W. Fernstrum & Company is currently run by its third generation of Fernstrum. This long-tenured maritime staple has seen its fair share of maritime cycles, and in today’s challenging market it is not standing still. The company is digging for, and finding, business in all four corners of the world, above water and below, as Sean Fernstrum, President & owner, and his team explain. “Diversify, diversify, diversify … always,” is the…
Mercury Marine Powers Revolt RIBs
Marine engine manufacturer Mercury Marine has entered into a partnership with Netherlands based RIB vessels builder Revolt Custom Boats. For the past 20 years, Revolt founder John Biesheuvel has designed custom performance powerboats. Now, under the new partnership, Revolt will provide its customers with custom boat packages equipped with Mercury Marine power. The first boats to hit the water will be the Revolt 31X powered by twin Mercury Racing 400R Verado outboards. According to Hans Roelants…
Scottish Ferries Contract for Parker Bestobell Marine
Parker Bestobell Marine, part of Parker Hannifin, has won a contract to supply cryogenic globe and check valves for two Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries (Calmac) being built at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Glasgow. The valves will be installed in the liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel gas systems of these vessels, which are the first U.K. built ships that will run on this environmentally friendly fuel. The new ferries will be ‘dual-fuel’ vessels so they can operate on both LNG and marine diesel.