Iowa Marine Shipyard in Keokuk, Iowa, recently delivered the river towboat Betty Edwards to Morris Harbor Service of Morris, 111. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Iowa Marine, which is also headquartered in Morris. The new vessel is named after the mother of Tom Edwards,
French owner GIE Dragages Ports recently took delivery of a 5,000 cu. m. TSHD (Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger) — yard number C365 — built by Spain's IZAR Gijon shipyard. This self-propelled TSHD, named Daniel Laval, is designed to operate in water depths ranging from 1 to 3 m under the keel,
New Generation Crude Carrier One of the first U.S.-owned tankers built in the world to conform with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the 95,000-dwt Patriot was delivered earlier this year to Conoco Shipping, a subsidiary of Du Pont. Built by South
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.
Two recent European initiatives, both involving power systems supplier Wartsila Corporation, have given fresh impetus to the development and application of fuel cell technology aboard ship. The Finnish organization has entered into a pact with
This past May marked the unveiling of an ocean-going product deep in the heart of Bavaria, specifically at the lake at Ammersee near Munich, where MAN B&W presented its newest engine series — the TCA (Turbocharger Axial). Encompassing two years of research and development,
Shallow-draft workboat operations are beginning to be revolutionized with the introduction by North American Marine Jet Inc. of Benton, Ark., of a new diesel-powered waterjet propulsion unit that produces more than 3,000 pounds of static thrust at 150 horsepower.
—Literature Available— Caterpillar Engine Division recently announced the availability of a new family of marine diesels, each with 67 cubic inches (1.1 L) displacement per cylinder. The new engines are aimed at powering smaller boats than previously served by the company's product line.
Owners of older models of heavyduty diesel engines often encounter problems in obtaining spare parts because in some cases the original engine builder is no longer in business, or has made a calculated decision to discontinue the design. In either instance,
BMV Maskin A.S. has introduced a new heavy fuel burning diesel engine for marine propulsion and auxiliary use as well as for shore side power generation. This new engine, designated the B type, has been undergoing intensive testing at the Bergen Diesel factory since September 1984.