Tuesday, January 13, 2015
News

New Alaska State Ferries to Feature Rolls-Royce Propulsion Systems

Rolls-Royce says it has been selected by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and Vigor Alaska to provide the propulsion systems for two future Alaska-class ferries that will be...

January 13, 2015
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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: 57

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: 48

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
PBCF Propeller Boss Cap Fins
Engineering News

Propeller Technology to Make Your Ship More Efficient

Appendages to the propulsion system at the stern of a vessel can offer ship owners and operators an easy and relatively painless solution to improving fuel efficiency without the need to order...

July 17, 2012
Total Views: 1418

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

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

Friday, February 4, 2011
Engineering News

Rolls-Royce wins contract to power fuel efficient ferries

Rolls-Royce has signed a £20 million contract to supply engines and propulsion equipment for four gas-fueled ferries to be built for the Norwegian operator Torghatten Nord AS. The vessels will...

February 4, 2011
Total Views: 8

Thursday, July 2, 2009
Interesting

Auriga Leader – Toyota’s Solar Powered Cargo Ship

Completed in late 2008, the M/V Auriga Leader is the world’s first cargo ship to be partially propelled by solar power.   The 656-foot, 60,000-ton car carrier will initially transport vehicles...

July 2, 2009
Total Views: 95

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Engines

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....

June 16, 2009
Total Views: 30

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

Friday, November 14, 2008
Interesting

Wind Propulsion Vessel E-Ship 1 – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks Interesting Ship is brought to us by MarineBuzz.com: Thanks to increasing oil prices! Here comes E-Ship 1 from ‘Enercon’, one of the world’s leading companies in the wind...

November 14, 2008
Total Views: 410

Thursday, May 15, 2008
Engines

Wartsila METHAPU – A Fuel Cell For Ships

Our friend Jean Pierre de Lutz is building a new boat using green technology and writing about it on his blog. Knowing we are interested in new technology geared toward...

May 15, 2008
Total Views: 40

Sunday, December 30, 2007
Uncategorized

Antarctic Eco-Tourism – Yet Another Close Call

Just over a month since the “little red ship” M/V Expoloer sunk in icy antarctic waters a second “Eco”-tourism cruise ship has hit an iceberg. Global-National tells us: BUENOS AIRES...

December 30, 2007
Total Views: 7

Saturday, September 29, 2007
Uncategorized

kite powered ships

We are always on the lookout for “green” stories so were pleased when a friend forwarded a link to Skysails, a German based company looking to augment tradition ship propulsion...

September 29, 2007
Total Views: 42