MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013
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MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013
Marine Engines (and vessels) technology, regulation and economy news
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Maritime Journal - Award for EU Hybrid Marine (HyMar) project

Maritime Journal - Award for EU Hybrid Marine (HyMar) project | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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he EU Hybrid Marine (HyMar) Project won the ‘Ocean Going and Coastal Division Technology Award’ at the Royal Thames Yacht Club’s Mansura Trophy Awards Ceremony in London last week.

In 2012, the team consolidated all of the lessons learned in a 13m test boat, the Hallberg Rassy 42Armorel. The final HyMar hybrid system in Armorel is optimised for energy efficiency and is based on design principles which allow any compliant equipment to be used regardless of supplier.

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Les armateurs appellent au soutien de l’Etat en faveur de la propulsion au GNL | Mer et Marine

Les armateurs appellent au soutien de l’Etat en faveur de la propulsion au GNL | Mer et Marine | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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Caterpillar broadens pleasure craft product support with Global Preventive Maintenance Agreement program

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Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is pleased to announce that it is broadening its extensive array of pleasure craft marine engine product support services with the introduction of the new Preventive Maintenance Agreement (PMA) program. The PMA program provides five years of maintenance coverage for new or low annual hour pleasure craft vessels powered by Cat ACERT™  pleasure craft engines, ranging from the Cat® C7 ACERT to the C32 ACERT marine engine platforms

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Weichai Power Co., Ltd. : (1) Change Of Directors, And (2) Change Of Company Secretary, Chief Financial Officer And Authorised Representative | 4-Traders

Weichai Power Co., Ltd. : (1) Change Of Directors, And (2) Change Of Company Secretary, Chief Financial Officer And Authorised Representative | 4-Traders | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it

 

 

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Le chantier Sibiril va construire une pilotine pour Le Havre | Mer et Marine

Le chantier Sibiril va construire une pilotine pour Le Havre | Mer et Marine | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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Celle-ci, de type ORC 155 (série dessinée par le cabinet Pantocarène) sera une vedette à bouchain et rostre, de 16.20 mètres de long pour 5.44 mètres de large. Elle sera propulsée par deux moteurs Man 2876 LE 407 de 360kw, avec deux lignes d'arbres et deux hélices. La vedette sera livrée à l'été 2014.

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The Motorship - Asia - a key market for shipping

The Motorship - Asia - a key market for shipping | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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around 39% of global shipping respondents ranked the Asia Pacific the area of the most geographical importance for the shipping market.

Singapore has successfully positioned itself as an increasingly important legal and financial centre for shipping and this trend will doubtless continue.”

The survey also suggests that the cost of fuel is of greatest concern to the shipping sector. Over two-thirds (69%) regard more efficient fuel consumption as the most important development focus for the shipping sector into the future.

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The Motorship - Shipping sulphur targets could prove harmful

The Motorship - Shipping sulphur targets could prove harmful | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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A new report commissioned by the UK Chamber of Shipping has revealed that the 2015 sulphur emissions reduction targets for shipping companies could result in adverse environmental effects and a loss of 2,000 maritime services jobs.

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The Motorship - Novel German tanker series takes off

The Motorship - Novel German tanker series takes off | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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Especially designed for shallow water operation, her stern is fitted with underwater fins like a motorboat to feed water to the vessel’s twin Volvo Penta propellers and Van der Velden rudder plant while flaps prevent turbulence. Julia Dettmer said the newbuild’s two MTU 8V 4000 M 53 R main engines of 745kW and Reintjes WAF 562 gearing provide constant manoeuvrability. The ship also has a 515kW bow thruster.

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Maritime Journal - ZF – BERG transition

Maritime Journal - ZF – BERG transition | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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ZF Marine is exiting the Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) market, With BERG Propulsion taking over ongoing aftersales support with immediate effect.

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Japan's first hybrid tugboat enters service - Marine Log

Japan's first hybrid tugboat enters service - Marine Log | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
Japan's first hybrid tugboat enters service
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Since March 15, Tsubasa has been used in ship assist towing operations primarily at the port of Yokohama and Kawasaki. She is equipped with a motor generator and high-performance rechargeable batteries (manufactured by the IHI Corporation) in addition to conventional diesel engines.

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Weichai Power to increase stake in Kion

Weichai Power to increase stake in Kion | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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Weichai Power announced on March 7 that it will use its wholly-owned subsidiary, Weichai Power (Luxembourg) Holding S.à.r.l., to purchase a call option from Superlift, a major investor in Kion, to increase its holdings of Kion to 33.3 percent when Kion completes its initial public offering (IPO).

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Privatisations en Croatie : le gouvernement brade les chantiers navals de Split - Le Courrier des Balkans

Privatisations en Croatie : le gouvernement brade les chantiers navals de Split - Le Courrier des Balkans | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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Les chantiers navals de la capitale dalmate, dont l’Union européenne exigeait la privatisation, ont finalement été bradés à l’entreprise DIV. Celle-ci va va verser 3,7 millions de kuna (environ 500.000 euros) pour l’achat de 99,78% des parts de Brodosplit, s’engageant à mener à bien le programme de restructuration déjà approuvé. 1.600 des 3.300 employés vont être licenciés.

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The Motorship - Stadt propulsion for offshore vessels

The Motorship - Stadt propulsion for offshore vessels | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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Norway's Stadt AS, has won an order to supply diesel electric propulsion systems for seismic support vessels, owned and operated by the Faroe Islands’ Thor Offshore.

The vessels will be chartered by Petroleum Geological Services (PSG) in Oslo and will be built by Besiktas shipyard in Turkey.

Hallvard Slettevoll, managing director of Stadt says the company expects further growth in this area of the market.


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Maritime Journal - Front Cover Story

Maritime Journal - Front Cover Story | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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Ireland’s Safehaven Marine has launched a second new pilot vessel for the Port of Liverpool, an Interceptor 48 pilot named Turnstone

Turnstone is powered by a pair of Volvo's new D13 550hp engines driving through Twin Disc 5114 gearboxes to provide an operational speed of 26kts. The vessel is 14.7m LOA, with a 4.3m beam and 18,000kg

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The Motorship - STX sale goes through; company renamed Vard

The Motorship - STX sale goes through; company renamed Vard | MARINE ENGINES NEWS March 2013 | Scoop.it
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STX OSV Holdings of Singapore has announced that the sale of the STX OSV rroup of companies to the Italian Fincantieri group has been finally agreed, and STX OSV will adopt the new brand name Vard.

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