Friday, December 9, 2016

Hybrid Drives News

Ferry Valve (Photo: Bestobell Marine)

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.

World's first LNG-powered hopper dredger Minerva launched Photo Royal IHC

First LNG-powered Hopper Dredger Launched

The launch ceremony of DEME’s 3,500m3 LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) MINERVA took place on 3 December at Royal IHC's shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium. "The launch of this vessel is an important milestone for the dredging industry,” says IHC's Executive Director Shipbuilding, Arjan Klijnsoon. “IHC had already started to investigate the integration of LNG into dredging vessels in 2012, enabling us to understand the challenges of this green solution.

ZF Marine New location rendering (Photo: ZF Marine)

ZF Marine Grows Presence in Louisiana

ZF Marine, the marine business unit of the global ZF Group, said it has secured a new location for its Gulf of Mexico/Inland Waterway sales and service operations. The company opened its wholly owned location in the greater New Orleans area in late 1996, the first satellite location outside of ZF’s North American marine headquarters. The location was established to provide close support for the commercial vessel industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Twenty years later, ZF Marine’s growing presence in the Inland Waterway…

Photo: JDPS

John Deere Power Systems Receives CCS Type Approval Certification

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has announced that 15 PowerTech generator-drive and propulsion engines have received China Classification Society type approval certification. The lineup of generator-drive and propulsion engines, with generator drive power ratings from 40 to 315 kW (54 to 422 hp) and propulsion power ratings from 60 to 410 kW (80 to 550 hp), offers customers a range of reliable and powerful choices for the Chinese market. The PowerTech generator-drive and propulsion…