Daspos Opens its Doors in the US
Danish manufacturer of oil mist and gas leakage detection systems Daspos A/S has opened its new Daspos International, Inc. office in the greater Seattle area to service the maritime industry. Daspos manufactures and markets the patented LAS-10 oil mist and gas leakage detection system for surveillance and prevention of on-board fires through early discovery of either oil mist or gasses in primarily the open engine room. According to Daspos, two thirds of all on-board fires start in the engine room.
Delta 'T' and Dinak Specified for NYC Ferry Project
Citywide Ferry by Hornblower is launching the first group of 19 new ferries this summer to service the metro New York area. The project specified the use of full Delta "T" Systems machinery room ventilation packages, and Delta "T" Systems/Dinak engine and generator exhausts. Due to a tight timeline, the Incat Crowther-designed 150-passenger vessels are being built by two ship yards, Bayou La Batre, Alabama-based Horizon Shipbuilding and Metal Shark of Franklin, Louisiana. All 19 vessels will be identical. Delta "T" Systems engineers conducted a full project analysis.
First MAN 175D Engines Ordered
MAN Diesel & Turbo has won a contract to supply the first shipset (plus an option for six more, to be confirmed) of GenSets for the multipurpose, offshore patrol vessel – Pattugliatore Polivalente d' Altura (PPA) – program. Each vessel will feature four 12V175D GenSets, each delivering 1,640 kW. The newbuildings have been ordered as part of the Italian Navy’s “Programma di Rinnovamento” fleet renewal program. “We already have several 175D test installations in operation but this is really the breakthrough for the engine,” said Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo.
Wärtsilä Launches WTT-40 Transverse Thruster
Wärtsilä is launching its new Wärtsilä WTT-40 transverse thruster. The first WTT-40's have been ordered and are scheduled for delivery during 2016. This first variant is part of Wärtsilä's new transverse thruster series and features a 4000 kW power level and a 3400 mm diameter controllable pitch propeller, neither of which have been available in Wärtsilä's current product range. While Wärtsilä has designed and built large, up to 5500 kW, transverse thrusters as customised versions…
Eastern Debuts ‘Thunderbolt’ Towboat
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. introduced its new 120-foot, 4,200-horsepower Inland Towboat design, THUNDERBOLT, combining twin electric V-Pod propulsion and diesel-electric technology for what the builder calls its “vision of the future for the U.S. Eastern said the idea for the THUNDERBOLT came from across the aisle conversations at the 2013 International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. On the rivers, thruster propulsion systems are starting to get noticed and are outperforming conventional nozzle propeller propulsion systems with main/flanking rudder steering.
USS Makin Island: Proven Fuel Efficient
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) is the last in a series of 8 amphibious assault ships of the WASP-class built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding at its Pascagoula, Miss. shipyard. Though last, it is the first in the series fitted with hybrid electric gas turbine propulsion, and recently returned to its San Diego homeport after its first deployment. “During the seven-month deployment, the ship’s hybrid-electric propulsion system saved more than four million gallons of fuel resulting in an estimated cost savings in excess of $15 million,” the Navy claims.
Wärtsilä Continues to Drive for Gas
Martime Reporter & Engineering News recently had the opportunity to sit down with Paolo Tonon, Wärtsilä’s new vice president of R&D; and Elias Boletis, Ph.D., Wärtsilä’s Director of Propulsion Programs & Technologies, for insights on key drivers in modern marine propulsion systems design and delivery. Can you provide a brief personal and professional history? Tonon I joined Wärtsilä in 1995 as a student in Italy. After that I moved to Wärtsilä’s unit in Vaasa as an engineer in Research & Development…
DoD Officials Tour Warship's Hybrid-electric Propulsion Plant
Deputy Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, pay a visit to 'USS Makin Island' (LHD 8). Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met recently with several flag and general officers in the area on board USS Makin Island (LHD 8) for a leadership breakfast and to tour the ship. Following breakfast, the guests were taken on a tour of Makin Island and were able to meet many of the sailors who help to keep the ship fully mission capable. Lt. Cmdr. Brian Ponce, Makin Island's main propulsion assistant, led the group on a tour of Nr.
Tognum and Northern Lights Sign Agreement
Tognum and Northern Lights Inc., Seattle/Washington (USA), have signed a master purchasing agreement for marine onboard gensets in the power range from 5 to 280 kilowatts. The Tognum sales organization will sell these MTU branded gensets for commercial vessels and pleasure craft in combination with MTU propulsion systems. By this agreement, the Tognum Group can offer its customers a full range of marine onboard gensets from 5 to 3,000 kilowatts and extends its portfolio in the lower power range.
Tognum, Northern Lights Tie Up Genset Agreement
Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, and the marine generator set manufacturer Northern Lights Inc., Seattle/Washington (USA), have signed a master purchasing agreement for marine onboard gensets in the power range from 5 to 280 kilowatts. By this agreement, the Tognum Group can offer its customers a full range of marine onboard gensets from 5 to 3,000 kilowatts and extends its portfolio in the lower power range. This allows Tognum to provide consultancy, sales and service for the entire machinery room as a single source.