Record-Breaking MAN B&W Engine Debuts Aboard Ultra-Large Containership

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that its largest and most powerful engine to date has entered into service aboard the new 19,437 TEU MSC Jade. The engine is an MAN B&W 11G95ME-C9.5 two-stroke engine rated at 75,570 kW (103,000 horsepower). The MSC Jade also features four MAN L32/40 auxiliary engines with a single MAN turbocharger. The ultra large … [Read more...]

SPOTD: 6 Incredibly Ultra Wide Engine Room Panoramic Photos

Photographing a ship's engine room is a daunting task for even the best maritime photographers because of the sheer size, breadth and scale of room and equipment but, when pro photographers do get the "right shot" the results are breathtaking. Their secret: taking multiple shots and sticking them together in photoshop to create high resolution panoramas. One of … [Read more...]

Emma Maersk’s Wärtsilä-Sulzer Super Ship Engine – Part 2

Back... Click HERE to read Part 1 of our Mega Engine Series The Emma Maersk's Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel ship engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover of super ships in the world today. The RTA96-C is the largest engine in the world and is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines. These … [Read more...]

Blackout – UK P&I Club Analysis Of Main Engine Failures

Increasing numbers of main engine failures and blackouts have led some organizations to investigate the problem. Leading the charge is the UK P&I Club, which recently tasked investigators with analyzing more than 700 claims relating to blackouts. According to the Club, a significant number of these claims for third party property damage- many of which were enormously … [Read more...]

MTU Ironmen 4000 Workboat Engines Upgraded

Tognum  has announced an upgrade to its MTU Series 4000 Ironmen workboat engines for compliance with US EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations. As with the current generation, these new Series 4000 engines will be available with 8, 12, or 16 cylinders for use in diesel-mechanical and diesel-electric propulsion systems or for powering on-board gensets. Installed in diesel-mechanical … [Read more...]