Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Maritime News

ABB Claims Greater Fuel Efficiency with New Azipod Propulsion Line

  Swiss-based power and automation company ABB is launching a new version of its popular Azipod propulsion unit that it says is up to 10 percent more efficient than existing...

September 7, 2016
Total Views: 135

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Containership Engineroom
Photo

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...

February 17, 2016
Total Views: 535

Thursday, June 4, 2015
gunnerus rolls-royce permanent magnet azimuth thruster
Engineering News

Rolls-Royce Unveils Permanent Magnet Azimuth Thruster at NorShipping

After over a decade of research and development, Rolls-Royce is heading into full production of their permanent magnet tunnel thruster from their facility in Ulsteinvik, Norway. At the same time,...

June 4, 2015
Total Views: 101

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Zeppelin Arctic Trip
Engineering News

ZF: Born From Zeppelin’s Air Ships

[contextly_sidebar id=”MhI7lwjN4axzYF31JodkPBp13Okmt2wh”]100 years ago, when “aeroplanes” were an interesting new invention, the age of the Zeppelin was taking off from Friedrichshafen, a quaint village along the shores of Lake Constance...

May 31, 2015
Total Views: 39

Monday, March 2, 2015
m 32 c medium speed diesel mak engine caterpillar
Engineering News

A Macro Picture of the Marine Diesel Market

“The offshore market is still trying to understand which direction it is going in terms of the current state of the oil price and what that means to exploration &...

March 2, 2015
Total Views: 41

Monday, October 13, 2014
5G70ME-GI engine MAN
Engineering News

BW Group Orders ME-GI 2-Strokes from MAN Diesel & Turbo

BW Group’s 73,400 m3 LNG carrier newbuilds at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) will be powered by pairs of MAN two-stroke ME-GI diesels according to the Danish engine manufacturer. Four...

October 13, 2014
Total Views: 45

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
adjustable bolted propeller
Engineering News

What Are Adjustable Bolted Propellers?

An adjustable bolted propeller, like the one pictured above for Britain’s new QE-class aircraft carrier, feature fixed-pitch blades which are installed on the hub after machining, as compared to the...

May 13, 2014
Total Views: 58

Monday, March 31, 2014
lng carrier terminal
Engineering News

Yacht Racing and the Future of Marine Fuels

If everyone could predict the future, winning or losing a race would result in the same emotional response, risk would be non-existent and the correct path would always be known....

March 31, 2014
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
wartsila thruster
Engineering News

Downward-Angled Thrusters Show Major Efficiency Gains

In a recent conversation with Wim Knoester, Director of Propulsion at Wartsila Ship Power, he described a new thruster design that his company has been working on targeted to the drillship and...

March 25, 2014
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Exxonmobil fuel laboratory chemistry test tube
Engineering News

ExxonMobil’s “Top Tips” for Purchasing Marine Bunkers

Considering the huge commercial impact marine bunkers have on ship owners and operators, ExxonMobil has put together the following list of “top-tips” centered around five key fuel quality factors: Water content ISO...

February 18, 2014
Total Views: 4

Monday, December 16, 2013
jonathan hutchinson bp castrol
Engineering News

Marine Lubricants Manufacturers Shift to 100BN Oil

In response to studies done by engine manufacturers MAN Diesel and Wärtsilä, top marine lubricants suppliers are making a big shift toward higher base number oils in order to deal with...

December 16, 2013
Total Views: 4

Monday, July 29, 2013
hydrogen
Engineering News

The Dawn of Hydrogen as a Marine Fuel

In the midst of heightening bunker fuel prices and regulatory pressures around dirty fuel and the resulting combustive emissions, the maritime industry is beginning to explore alternative fuel avenues spanning...

July 29, 2013
Total Views: 607

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Engines

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

A look "under the hood" of the World's Largest container ship ever built. The engine that powers the Emma Maersk.

July 21, 2013
Total Views: 3920

Friday, May 17, 2013
castrol marine bp
News

Castrol Marine Extends Cyltech 80AW Availability

A message from gCaptain sponsor, Castrol Marine Port availability of premium 80 BN cylinder oil from Castrol Marine is widened to account for growing demand. ”We have responded to increasing...

May 17, 2013
Total Views: 6

Friday, May 3, 2013
castrol marine bp
Engineering News

New Advice to Ship Owners on Scavenge Drain Oil Analysis Methods

Concerns over increased risk of corrosive wear in cross-head engines have prompted Castrol Marine to renew its advice to ship owners regarding best practice in scavenge drain oil analysis (SDA)...

May 3, 2013
Total Views: 95

Monday, April 29, 2013
A200-L (A185_1206_102) abb turbocharger
Engineering News

ABB Turbocharging Offers New Simpler, Cost Effective High Pressure Tuner for MAN Two-strokes

Baden, Switzerland – ABB Turbocharging announced today that its innovation, high-pressure tuning (HPT), was added to MAN Diesel & Turbo’s two-stroke engine tuning options at the end of March 2013....

April 29, 2013
Total Views: 67

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
tor svenson dnv spectec soncini
Engineering News

DNV’s Hull Integrity System Now Integrated with AMOS

HAMBURG — DNV and AMOS system supplier SpecTec have launched an all-in-one planned inspection and maintenance system for ship structures. AMOS is a system that crew and management are already...

September 11, 2012
Total Views: 16

Monday, February 20, 2012
Bergen lean-burn gas engine rolls royce
Blog

Overcoming Methane Slip, Rolls Royce Marine Builds Spark-Ignited LNG-Powered Engines

– By Rolls Royce Marine Leading the way with gas engines for marine propulsion Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is becoming a popular fuel for ships, with Rolls-Royce a leading manufacturer...

February 20, 2012
Total Views: 140

Friday, February 10, 2012
jaime tetrault caterpillar
Blog

The Future of Remote Monitoring of Marine Engines

– by Jaime Tetrault, Director – Marine Product Support, CAT Marine There are limitations in the amount of data that a human can process in a single second.  For example, a...

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 34

Friday, January 13, 2012
abb ship electrical power distribution onboard dcgrid
Engineering News

Exciting Times in Marine Engineering – A Look at the Evolution and Future of Electrical Power [VIDEO]

With power generation, grids and networks constantly expanding, the need for additional efficient and environmentally friendly power has never been greater. Technologies based on direct current (DC) power can dramatically...

January 13, 2012
Total Views: 77