As a response to the marine market's demand for higher power concentrations and increased plant reliability, deliverable at competitive cost, the new offering from Rolls-Royce is stimulating fresh interest within a conservative shipping industry in gas turbine-based solutions.
Offshore supply vessels, passenger vessels, yachts. How much power is required and how will they ride in seas? These are the questions Gerry Stensgaard, P.Eng, and the staff at the Ocean Engineering Centre (OEC) of Vizon Scitec (formerly BC Research) usually answer.
The first ship equipped with a newly developed propulsive power saving system — the Kawasaki Stern End Bulb (Kawasaki-SEB) —was placed in service recently, showing excellent results. The installation was made on the 3,700- gt, 11,600-bhp Sutoretai Maru,
When MR/EN traveled up to the New England coast this past fall as part of a New England shipyard swing, we were expecting to meet the great one himself — Luther H. Blount — who could be informally known as the "father" of New England shipbuilding.
One of the most notable aspects of the new generation of RoPax ferries, which could secure the immediate future of shipbuilding in Northern Ireland is the selection of electric propulsion using podded drives. Furthermore, unlike the vast majority of pods ordered to date for cruise liners,
Stena Line announced that its brand new ferry Stena Hollandica entered service in the Hook of Holland-Harwich route. In October 2000 Stena Line had already introduced her sister ship Stena Britannica. According to the shipowning company, the Stena
FBMA Babcock Marine has agreed with ferry operator Dae A Express Shipping Co. of Pohang, South Korea, for the construction of a 171 ft. (52 m) Tri- Cat fast passenger ferry. The award is subsequent to the successful acquisition by Babcock Engineering,
The M/V Conch Republic was recently delivered by St. Augustine Trawlers, Inc. to her owner, Caribbean Travel Services. She is the latest of many passenger vessels designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc., naval architects, of Jacksonville, Fla. The Conch
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently signed a contract with Lake Champlain Transportation of Burlington, Vermont, for the construction of an automobile/ passenger ferry. The vessel will have a length overall of 180 feet, beam of 43 feet 6 inches, and depth of 12 feet.
What is reported to be the largest car/passenger ferry in the world — the first in a series of four — was launched recently at the Gdynia Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland, for the Stena Line AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Despite the present difficulties in Poland,