MHI CO2 Capture System Earns Environmental Award
A plant system that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas emissions developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 39th Outstanding Environmental Systems Awards hosted by the Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers (JSIM). The system was highly evaluated for its superlative reliability and economy achieved through ongoing technology improvements carried out over many years, for its abundant delivery track record in commercial applications…
ClassNK Approves Niigata Dual-fuel Engine Design
Classification society ClassNK has granted approval to the design of the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. The new engine is slated to be used as the main engine on a new LNG-fuelled tugboat being built by Keihin Dock Co., Ltd. for NYK Line. The vessel will be Japan’s first LNG fuelled vessel, excluding LNG carriers. New regulations for Emission Control Areas (ECA), including new stricter limits on sulfur emissions as well as the IMO’s Tier III NOx emission limits, are driving demand for new engine and emission control technologies.
2010 Global and China Marine Diesel Engine Industry Report Available
Thanks to the fast development of shipbuilding industry, recent years have seen stable advancement of marine diesel engine industry. As of 2009, the global market scale of marine diesel engine industry had hit 55.5 million horsepower (equivalent to USD 12 billion). In 2010, the shipbuilding completion worldwide reached 146 million deadweight tonnages, and the minimum market scale of global marine diesel engine industry of the year surpassed 60 million horsepower according to a ratio of 2.2:1.
Shanghai MHI, JV with Shanghai Diesel Engine Begin Operation
Shanghai MHI Engine Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and marketer of diesel engines jointly established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Shanghai Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (SDEC) – a Chinese diesel engine manufacturer – has launched operation. The JV aims to establish a solid position in the Chinese market for industrial-use diesel engines by building up market share through more competitively priced products. To celebrate the commencement of operation, Shanghai MHI Engine held an opening ceremony at the company's site in Yangpu District, Shanghai.
Diesel Engines for China Market – Majors Set Up New Company
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Shanghai Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (SDEC), a major Chinese diesel engine manufacturer, have signed an agreement to establish Shanghai MHI Engine Co., Ltd., to manufacture and market diesel engines in China. The aim of the new joint venture is to make a full-fledged entrance into the rapidly expanding Chinese market for industrial-use diesel engines and to build up market share through more competitively priced products. The JV is scheduled to begin manufacturing and marketing in December of this year.
MTU Reman Builds on 175 Year Magdeburg Tradition
The name ‘MTU Reman Technologies’ might be new in the city of Magdeburg, Germany, but behind the Tognum subsidiary that remanufactures large diesel engines lies 175 years of industrial history. On September 6 and 7, MTU Reman Technologies celebrated this anniversary, by holding a special ceremony and opening its doors to the public. Hartmut Möllring, Minister of Science and Economic Affairs in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, pointed out: “Machinery and plant engineering have very deep roots in Magdeburg.
GL Tests and Approves Stauff Filter Elements
Stauff reported that a substantial part of the range of replacement filter elements in its SFK series (i.e. These filter elements, engineered and produced in Germany, are used, for example, for the pre-filtration of fuels in industrial heavy-duty motors of numerous well-known international manufacturers, but are also suitable for use with hydraulic and lubricating oils, coolants, chemicals and water. By issuing the design approval, the Hamburg-based ship classification society…
Most Auxiliary Engine Damage Caused by Human Error
An investigation by The Swedish Club into auxiliary engine damage has revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance work. A key finding is that 55 percent of casualties occur within only 10 percent of the time between overhaul (TBO), corresponding to the first 1,000 hours or so of operation after overhaul. In most cases the damage occurs only a few hours after start up. The report, Auxiliary Engine Damage, also finds that container vessels have a significantly higher claims frequency due to the larger number of installed engines on these vessels.
Inaugural IMarEst Marine Electrical and Control Systems Saftey Conference
Ships are becoming increasingly dependent on complex electronic equipment and electrical power systems, with incidence of engine failure and blackouts increasing. Safety and reliability are paramount, as will be discussed and debated at a new conference taking place in early October. With just over a week before the inaugural Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2013) organized by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) opens in Amsterdam, speakers from Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, U.K. and U.S.
Small-size Diesels in India – MHI Increases Stake in JV
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has increased its stake in MHI-VST Diesel Engines Pvt. Ltd. (MVDE), a small-size diesel engine manufacturing and marketing company jointly established with V.S.T. Tillers Tractors Ltd. (VTTL), a power tiller and tractor manufacturer in India. In response to growing recognition of the MHI brand in the Indian market, MHI, by increasing its capital stake in MVDE, will ensure that the JV has sufficient financial strength both to accommodate large-scale business transactions and to further expand its product lineup.
GE Gas Turbines for Japan’s New Destroyer
GE Marine will provide IHI, Tokyo, Japan, with two LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines for the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) new 26DD destroyer. “GE gas turbines already are part of numerous JMSDF ship classes, most recently the 22DDH, which is already commissioned, and the 24DDH, which is now under construction,” said Brien Bolsinger, Vice President Marine Operations, GE Marine, Evendale, Ohio. “As with previous contracts, IHI will handle in-country design, manufacture and testing of the LM2500 propulsion modules for the 26DD program.
MES Asia Launched in Singapore
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Tokyo JAPAN, with president Mr. Takao TANAKA (MES) established a subsidiary company in Singapore Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Asia Pte. Ltd. (MES Asia) , fully owned by MES to enhance and expand their business dynamically on October 1, 2013. Rapidly growing ASEAN countries still continuously necessitate for AS (After-sale Service) business for machineries in marine and land use, LSS (lifecycle solution service) business and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) business for chemical plants, especially for existing MES local customers.
MHI Hybrid Turbochargers Awarded for Efficiency
Hybrid Turbocharger developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), received the President Award 2015 in the 36th Energy-Efficient Machinery Award from Japan Machinery Federation (JMF). This Hybrid Turbocharger, which incorporates high speed generator motor in Mitsubishi MET Turbocharger, can convert excessive exhaust gas energy of large marine diesel engine into electric power efficiently and flexibly. Furthermore, it can turn into motoring mode so that turbocharger rotor can be accelerated by external electric power.
Shanghai MHI Begin Diesel Engine Production
Shanghai MHI Engine Co., jointly established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) & Shanghai Diesel Engine Co. (SDEC) now manufacturing. Shanghai MHI Engine was established this February based on a JV agreement signed in March last year between MHI and SDEC. The JV is capitalized at 200 million yuan (approx. 3 billion yen), with ownership divided equally between the two companies. It manufactures industrial-use diesel engines with power outputs in the 500 to 1,600 kW range under a manufacturing and marketing license from MHI.
MHI Engine Base Renamed "Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V."
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) changed the name of its subsidiary in Almere, the Netherlands, which handles its turbocharger and engine businesses in Europe from the previous "MHI Equipment Europe B.V." to "Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V." In tandem with the changeover, the renamed company will now further accelerate activities to expand its business not only in the European market, where demand is robust, but also in newly emerging markets such as Africa.
Hatz to Present Engine Concept Study at SMM
Hatz Diesel, a manufacturer of industrial diesel engines, presents the concept study of the new 4H50TIC as a marine version at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg. Hatz will also showcase other available GL certified engines. Hatz Diesel, a manufacturer of industrial diesel engines in the power range from 1.5 to 56 kW, presents its products for maritime applications at SMM in Hamburg from September 9-12, 2014. For 20 years, the Hatz Marine Center of Excellence in Hamburg, a branch of the German based engine manufacturer…
MHI-MMI at Huge Marintec 2014 Round Table
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co. (MHI-MMI) inform that at the recent Marintec 2014 South America expo over 200 guests visited its stand to find out more about the company's FPSO & FLNG boilers & turbines as well as other MHI-MME marine engines. MHI-MME also joined a Round-table meeting on Japan-Brazil cooperation in the offshore and shipbuilding sector, for discussions on a variety of topics including the shipbuilding supply chain. Parties at the Round Table [pictured here) include Ministry of Development…
JASNAOE Award for MOL Energy Recovery System
Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. today announced receipt of the 2014 Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) Award for development of a waste heat energy recovery system for marine diesel engine used to generate electric power and assist ship propulsion. The system was installed on a MOL-operated large-scale iron ore carrier. The award was made in ceremonies held in Sendai International Center, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on May 26, 2014. The system was jointly developed by MOL, Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.