Seeking to vastly expand its propulsion range and the types of vessels, which it serves, MTU has introduced a new group of engines dubbed the 8000 series. The first engine of the Series 8000 with a cylinder output of 410 kW and a nominal speed of 1,150 rpm will be available as of April 2001.
The launching ceremony for the Grimaldi-Naples new RoRo occurred on September 6 at Fincantieri with Iliana Grimaldia. the wife of Emanuel Grimaldi the managing director of Grimaldi-Naples Group, serving as the vessel's Godmother. Grande Amburgo
In 1993 the first Geislinger Gesilco glass fiber coupling was put into operation on a fast ferry, built in Spain. The Gesilco was caught up with the same "fate " as any other new invention: its introduction was met with wide-spread skepticism at engine builders,
German engineers have strengthened the Schottel offering through the development of a propulsor which melds technical design and performance features of the company's proprietary, azimuthing Rudderpropeller series with those of electric podded drives.
An order received recently by Schottel of America, Inc. of Miami, Fla., for its new SPJ-32 Pump Jet thruster units to be installed in two 92-foot line-handling tugs, marks the introduction of the 360-degree steerable, centrifugal-pump water thruster to the American market,
Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. announced recently that an initial down payment has been received on a contract with All American Fisheries, Inc., a San Francisco-based fishing company, for the construction of a 5,000-gross-ton 367-footlong Surimi fishing processing trawler.