Turbocharger Overhaul for Tidewater OSVs
Marine engineering teams from diesel power specialist Royston Limited have carried out the overhaul of turbochargers on two offshore supply ships operated by Tidewater Marine in the oilfields off the coast of South West Africa. Royston said its engineers completed the full overhaul of Napier NA297 turbochargers on the Melton Tide firefighting and offshore support vessel and the success of this work led to more recent service work being undertaken on the Netherland Tide, multipurpose support vessel.
Shell & Hyundai Open S. Korea Base Oil Plant
A joint venture company formed by Shell and Hyundai Oilbank, has inaugurated a new base oil manufacturing plant in Daesan, South Korea. The plant has the capacity to produce approximately 13,000 barrels per day or 650 kilotonnes of API Group II base oils per year. (Base oils are the key component of finished lubricants, making up on average of 60-80% of the end product). Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President for Shell Lubricants, said: “As the demand for higher quality lubricants is on the rise in Asia…
Superyacht Diesel Engine Soot Filter Orders for LiqTech
US-headquartered LiqTech International says it has has received a new $450,000 order for Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) from Emigreen B.V. Netherland, a firm that is expert in the emission control of industrial combustion engines. By integrating LiqTech's DPF products with the generator/engine set, 99.98% of soot particulates can be removed. LiqTech explain that environmental regulations are expected to get tougher with more rigorous enforcement in the future and the luxury…
Disney Fantasy: German Shipbuilding at its Best
These are the pictures which are going around the world on the occasion of towing again an enormous cruise ship out of the covered building docks and pull it in high precision work via the very narrow inland waterway across the grassland of the river Ems towards the open ocean. These pictures brings the city of Papenburg, with its 35.000 residents, into focus. The pictures are unreal as well as fascinating. With its periodical rerun, always then, when a new cruise ship leaves the Meyer Werft of Papenburg, they are burnt into the memory as a kind of an icon of the new ultra-modern Northwest.
Wartsila Receives Three New Orders
Wärtsilä has recently been awarded a series of orders to supply propulsion solutions for dredger vessels to be built in China and the Netherlands. Wärtsilä will provide the engines and fixed pitch propellers (FPP) to Van Oord, the Netherland-based dredging and marine contractor. The equipment installation is for the "Artemis," the second of two large self propelled cutter suction dredgers being built for the company at the IHC Dredgers shipyard in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands. The equipment order for the first vessel, the "Athena," was placed earlier in 2008.