propulsion

First U.S. Ferry Equipped With Cycloidal Propellers Set For Service Debut

Some of New York City's harried mass transit users will have something- to look forward to this month. The first of two new ferries, the Andrew J. Barberi, is scheduled to enter service between St. George, Staten Island, and the Battery, on the tip of Manhattan.

 

Passenger Vessels With Pedigrees

Italian prowess in the field of passenger vessel design, outfitting and technology is near legendary status in the international marine community. Even as the grip on these high-value, niche vessels loosens — largely due to cost-cutting competition

MTU Presents New 8000 Series

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.

A New England Shipyard Comes of Age

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.

A podded future

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,

New Marine Turbine For Fast Ferries From Solar Turbines

One of the world's leading producers of industrial gas turbines, Solar Turbines Inc., San Diego, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, Inc., has introduced a marinized version of its 5 MW (6,500 hp) Centaur Taurus engine for propulsion application on fast

Largest Spanish RoPax Enters Service

The largest Spanish flagged RoPax ferry, named Fortuny, has been delivered by IZAR's Puerto Real shipyard to the Spanish shipowner Trasmediterranea. The contract for the construction of this ferry was landed by Puerto Real yard, formerly part of Astilleros Espanoles group, on July 30, 1999.

World's Largest Railway/Freight Ferry Launched By Seebeckwerft

—Free Literature O f f e r e d— Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently launched what is said to be the world's largest railway/freight ferry, the 576-foot Nils Dacke, at ceremonies for Rederi AB Swedcarrier, the pool-partner of Hamburg-based TT-Line.

Design Completed for Steamship Authority Ferry

A new 1,000-seat double-ended ferry will soon be sailing the waters between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., replacing the Islander, which has been making the run for more than half a century. The yet-unnamed ferry, whose contract design

Tacoma Boat Division Gets $210,000 Contract To Build Propeller Hub Assembly

Tacoma Boatbuilding Company's Northern Line Division has been awarded a $210,000 contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the manufacture and testing of a 9- foot-diameter propeller hub assembly, according to a recent announcement by B. James Lowe, president and chief executive officer.

 
 
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