Wednesday, September 25, 2019
ventifoils
Maritime News

Airplane-Like Wings Could Help Cargo Ship Boost Fuel Efficiency

Dutch based ship designer eConowind has been tapped to supply one of their innovative “ventifoil“ wind-assisted propulsion systems onboard a 3,600 DWT cargo ship, marking the first commercial order of...

September 25, 2019
Total Views: 89

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Maritime News

ABB Introduces New ‘Azipod D’ Electric Thruster

Swiss-based power and automation group ABB has introduced a new addition to its line of Azipod propulsion systems to the growing electric propulsion market. ABB says the new product, known...

March 24, 2015
Total Views: 126

Thursday, June 19, 2014
News

Cat Unveils New ‘Twin Fin’ Propulsion System

What’s interesting about the Twin Fin System is the internal housing of all of the propulsion equipment within the hull profile.

June 19, 2014
Total Views: 62

Friday, May 23, 2014
Engineering News

PHOTOS: 3D Seismic Vessel Gets “Twin Fin” Propulsion Upgrade

In February 2014, the 3D Seismic Vessel ‘Polarcus Naila’ was at Damen Shipyard Group’s ship repair and conversion yard Shipdock Amsterdam for a 6-week propulsion upgrade that included the exchange...

May 23, 2014
Total Views: 55

Friday, March 8, 2013
becker twisted fin
Engineering News

Propulsion-Enhancing Fins Installed on Hamburg Süd Containerships

Becker Twisted Fins, designed by Becker Marine Systems, were retrofitted onto seven “Santa” class container vessels of the fleet of liner shipping company Hamburg Sud. Each container vessel has a...

March 8, 2013
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
SCHOTTEL SCD 4000_twin
Engineering News

Schottel Reports Strong Demand for Propulsion and Maneuvering Systems

Founded in 1921, the SCHOTTEL Group, headquartered in Spay/Rhine, has been developing and manufacturing azimuth propulsion and maneuvering systems, complete propulsion systems with power ratings of up to 30 MW, and steering systems...

September 12, 2012
Total Views: 49

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
air lubrication ship resistance
Uncategorized

NYK Finds Air Bubbles Significantly Reduce Ship Resistance [REPORT]

Post World War II, warships began to experiment with a system called Prairie-Masker which expelled bubbles through the hull and propellor blade tips in an effort to mask the acoustic...

July 11, 2012
Total Views: 171

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Offshore

ABB to Supply Electric Propulsion and Power Systems for New Deepwater PLV’s

ABB said today that it has been chosen to supply Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering with energy efficient propulsion and electrical power systems for two new Wärtsila designed deep sea...

May 16, 2012
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Uncategorized

Siemens to Supply Eco-Friendly Propulsion and Power Generation Systems for Maersk Triple-E’s

Siemens, through their Siemens Drive Technologies Division, says it has been awarded a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to supply eco-friendly propulsion and power generation systems for...

May 15, 2012
Total Views: 12

Monday, March 12, 2012
abb azipod
Engineering News

An Inside Look at ABB’s Azipods [VIDEO]

ABB released this video today that gives a new look at their Azipod ship propulsion systems that they are successfully integrating on board a number of different vessels including icebreakers,...

March 12, 2012
Total Views: 143

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
propeller propulsion
Blog

Part 2: How to Propel a More Efficient Ship

In Part 2 of this series on shipping efficiency technology, we look at new ship propulsion technologies and design concepts aimed at cutting operating costs, while at the same time...

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 447

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Press Releases

Caterpillar to Power the First United States-Flagged, EPA Tier 3 Compliant Deepwater Offshore Vessel in Gulf of Mexico

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has been selected to provide four Cat® 3516C Diesel Electric Propulsion (DEP) generator sets for the SV-310 multi-purpose offshore construction and supply vessel (MPSV) for Harvey...

November 30, 2011
Total Views: 1

stadt-samsung-hybrid-ship-propulsion
Press Releases

Hybrid Ship Propulsion Drives – Samsung Makes A Large Investment

One of the world’s largest shipbuilders, South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, has ordered STADT STASCHO  No-Loss Drive electrical propulsion systems from STADT AS in Norway. It’s the patented  system that shows promise for reducing harmful...

November 30, 2011
Total Views: 80

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Engineering News

Wärtsilä introduces new waterjet series for ferries, yachts and naval vessels

Wärtsilä has introduced a new series of waterjet solutions. This new midsize series enhances Wärtsilä’s competitive range of stainless steel jets to include all sizes from 510 mm to 3250...

March 2, 2011
Total Views: 3

Thursday, January 27, 2011
News

Caterpillar to Provide Combined Marine Propulsion Systems for Scandlines Ferries

MaK™ M 32 C Engines Equipped with Cat® Common Rail Chosen to Power Two Car Ferry Newbuilds Caterpillar Marine Power Systems was recently selected to provide combined propulsion systems for...

January 27, 2011
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Uncategorized

Interview with Hydraulic Marine Systems

gCaptain.com had a chance to speak with Todd Preston of Hydraulic Marine Systems. Hydraulic Marine Systems was one of the biggest hits of the 2008 International WorkBoat Show. They rolled...

December 16, 2008
Total Views: 4

Sunday, December 16, 2007
Uncategorized

Launching Kite Power

The 433 ft long “Beluga SkySails” in an undated image. Turning ocean winds into gold while cutting greenhouse emissions in the process might sound like some sort of alchemy for...

December 16, 2007
Total Views: 4