Floating on Air – DK Group Receives First Order for Air Cavity System

DK Group says it has received an order to install its patented Air Cavity System (ACS) technology on a 12,580 deadweight tonne (DWT) multi purpose vessel owned by Danish shipowner and ship management company Dannebrog Group.  The order marks the first time DK Group's patented fuel saving air lubrication technology has been installed on an international commercial … [Read more...]

The Voith Linear Jet: Combining the Best of Two Options

By Kevin Sorbello, Chief Engineer Voith Turbo announced their first Voith Linear Jet (VLJ) order by Turbine Transfers UK in February of this year.  The Voith Linear Jet drives will be installed on a 19 meter BMT Nigel Gee designed Wind Support Vessel, used to transport personnel and equipment to and from offshore wind turbines.  The VLJ is a departure from the water jet … [Read more...]

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 of engines for propulsion and electric power generation. Originally the reason for adopting LNG instead of liquid fuel was to reduce emissions of NOx, sulphur oxides, and particulates … [Read more...]

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 emissions produced by ships while entering and leaving port. Samsung has partnered with the Korean  government to increase focus on … [Read more...]

Lease A Thruster – Video From Marine Hydaulic Systems

We first met Hydraulic Marine Systems during our coverage of the International Workboat Show in December and, like the rest of the trade show participants, were amazed by the product. Boiled down, they lease mobile propulsion units that can be readily affixed to a barge or used to provide supplemental power to any vessel with available deck space. This system has already proved … [Read more...]