propulsion

Split-Hull Hopper Dredge Launched At Avondale Yard

Avondale Shipyards recently launched the Eagle I, one of the largest split-hull hopper dredges in the world, for Eagle Dredging Corporation of New Orleans. The unique vessel is being constructed at a cost of more than $30 million, according to J.

 

Volvo Penta Engines In Clean Design Ferry

Norway's M/F Nordfjord is reportedly the world's first ferry that fulfills requirements for the "Clean Design" classification. Among the strict demands of clean design are low-level emissions to water and air, as well as a high level of reliability

IZAR Shows Its Mettle in the Gas Sector

As the sole shipbuilding organization outside eastern Asia with a current involvement in the construction of large LNG carriers, IZAR is determined to maintain a long-term position in a promising, higher value-added field of the newbuild market.

AMSC Passes Milestone

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) completed the manufacture and testing of the rotor assembly for what they dub the world's first high temperature superconductor (HTS) ship propulsion motor. AMSC, which is manufacturing the prototype motor under a contract from the U.

Thordon Makes Inroads With COMPAC Shaft Bearing

Thordon Bearings has supplied its COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems for various commercial newbuild and conversion vessels. Known as the company's high performance water lubricated bearing system for blue water operation, COMPAC

Dolphin Finds A Home

A growing appreciation of the benefits of podded electric propulsion is widening the concept's market reach, although business for such systems has remained concentrated among just a handful of suppliers. The recent deal for the Dolphin system,

B+V Wins Passenger Ship Contract

Germany's Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH (B+V) signed a contract with Norway's Red Band AS. Oslo, for the repair and extensive alteration work onboard the 28,670-grt passenger ship Black Watch. The 1972-built vessel will arrive at B+V during April 2005,

Economical Gas Turbine Paper Presented At ASNE Meeting In Groton

The Southern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers held its quarterly meeting recently at the New London Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Conn. Norman L. Mac- Intyre of Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc. (Essex, Conn.), presented a

Birka Line Cruise Ship Launched At Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard

Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard recently launched its first passenger vessel, the Birka Princess being constructed for Birka Line Ab of Mariehamn, Finland. The ship's sponsor was Mrs. Runa Lundberg, wife of Birka managing director Gunnar Lundberg. After delivery in the spring of 1986,

Glacier Metal Details Line Of Ship Bearings

The Glacier Metal Company Limited of Middlesex, England, was founded by a U.S. citizen over 75 years ago. During the intervening period, the firm has become one of the world's leaders in plain bearing technology, and manufactures bearings and

 
 
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