Recent orders for Wartsila 50DF dual- fuel engines for two LNG carriers, eight engines in all. are no coincidence. This engine type promises benefits for LNG operators including larger cargo capaci- ty, lower fuel consumption, higher flex- ibility in operation, and lower emis- sions.
In response to the constant demand for improved performance and increased efficiency from vessel operators, a number of marine diesel manufacturers have either upgraded their existing engines, expanded current series or developed entirely new models.
Capt. Ami Richter, president of the Washington Island Ferry Line, Inc., and Joe Gagnon, vice president and general manager of Peterson Builders, Inc., shipbuilders of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently signed a contract for construction of a new 90-foot
The impact of increasingly stiff rules from legislators regarding ship engine emissions combined with ever increasing demands from ship and boat owners of better life-cycle performance andfuel economy has placed the onus squarely upon the diesel engine
Propulsion machinery makers are keeping ahead of the market, and are well able to meet the requirement for increasing unit powers and operational flexibility with high economy. A difference of 2 g/kW-h in fuel consumption may not sound like very much,
Ocean Fleets Limited's Naval Architects and Engineering Departments, Liverpool, England, have won a contract from a Mexican company to supervise the building of three ships in a Japanese shipyard. The ships are being built for Transportation Maritime Mexicana at Hitachi Shipyard,
A maximum Seaway-size 34,- 000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier incorporating a new hull design for reducing fuel consumption was christened at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, recently. The 730-foot ship was named Canadian Enterprise by Maureen McTeer,