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Dieselgate 101: Opening the Door to Cleaner Engines

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Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time – or at least pay the staggering fine. And pay it forward, Volkwagen will.    The auto manufacturer got caught using software to trick emissions control software during testing on some cars – nearly 500,000 2.0 liter and 83,000 3.0 liter diesel vehicles – in order to get a passing grade,

Exhaust Economizers: A Silent Contributor to Green Technology

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Next generation economizers are being introduced by Ulmatec Pyro. This will carry on the history of 35 years of heat recovery from ship’s exhaust – a technology that’s still unknown for many in the marine industry.   Those Painful Losses You can’t ignore waste energy recovery systems if you want

IYC to Present 11 Yachts at PBI Boat Show

Silver Lining (Photo: IYC)

IYC will be presenting an impressive fleet of 11 yachts including 54m (164’) Silver Lining, at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, held from March  22-25, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Additional yachts will also be available to view at the nearby Rybovich marina, including the unique SWATH superyacht 41m (134’6’’) M/Y Silver Cloud.

World's First Solar Yacht Debuts

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Silent Yachts announced that this week at the Palm Beach International Boat Show it will showcase the world's first solar yacht   With energy conservation and emission reduction mandates sweeping through traditional commercial maritime sectors, Silent Yachts is seeking to get a leg up in the luxury

Inland Workboats Have Much to Gain from Diesel Electric Propulsion

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Diesel electric technology, as part of a comprehensive engineering design process, should be considered by the inland towboat sector.   Diesel electric propulsion is not a new concept. Like azimuthing drives, its application to the inland marine market has lagged behind other areas of the marine industry.

Star Bulk, Eco Marine Power Commence Renewable Energy Study

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As part of its continued focus on bringing renewable energy solutions to shipping, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Star Bulk S.A. (Star Bulk) covering a joint study project focused on the feasibility of using EMP’s technologies on existing and new bulk carriers.

Wärtsilä, Crowley Extend Agreement for 11 ATBs

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Wärtsilä and Crowley Petroleum Services said they are continuing their co-operation by extending and expanding their maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges (ATBs) owned and operated by Crowley. The agreement, signed in December 2017, extends the original contract term from 2019 to 2023,

MAN Diesel & Turbo, HHI-EMD Invest in New Test Facility

Views of the MAN B&W 2S5ME-C-GI test engine bound for HHI-EMD. (Photo: MAN D&T)

As the global maritime industry steams toward ever-stricter fuel and emission rules, industry leaders such as MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai continue to invest in facilities and technologies. In the most recent case, MAN D&T said today it will build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee,

Ontario Accepts Damen’s Electric Ferry Proposal

Left to right: Mark Gerretsen, MP for Kingston and the Islands; Leo Postma, Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem; Sophie Kiwala, Member of Provincial Parliament; Mike Bossio, MP of Hastings-Lennox and Addington (Photo: Damen)

The Government of Ontario has accepted Damen’s proposal to build two ferries with full electric propulsion.   Damen is building a 68-meter Road Ferry 6819 and a 98-meter Road Ferry 9819 to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes. The vessels will be the first fully electric, non-cable vessels in Canada.

ABB to Equip AET's New Shuttle Tankers

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ABB said it has won an order from Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries to equip two new 125,000 DWT shuttle tankers contracted to the world's largest offshore operator Statoil ASA.   Ordered by petroleum and chemical tanker owner and operator AET and scheduled for delivery in 2019, the vessels

Fairbanks Morse, MAN D&T: $33.5M for MSC Power

Fairbanks Morse LLC, Beloit, Wisconsin (N3220518D4901); and MAN Diesel and Turbo Middle East LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (N3220518D4902), are being awarded a combined cumulative $33,344,779 ceiling multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a broad range of parts and services

YANMAR Cruises Into Alaska with Power to Spare

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YANMAR only recently arrived in the Pacific Northwest with its mechanical 6AYAM-ET diesel engine. It looks like they are here to stay.   In November of last year, YANMAR America and its guests officially opened the YANMAR EVO//CENTER in Acworth, Ga. Situated on 50-plus acres of land in Cherokee County,

ABB’s Azipod for superyacht Tuhura

ABB’s Azipod propulsion chosen to propel visionary superyacht Tuhura Photo ABB

ABB’s Azipod propulsion will power Oceanco’s visionary superyacht inspired by Polynesian canoes and outfitted with the latest technology. Perfectly suited to the canoe form, ABB’s contra-rotating Azipod technology achieves a 10 percent propulsion efficiency improvement. The ABB technology has become

EU to Publish Preliminary 2017 Emissions Data

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The European Commission will release preliminary 2017 carbon emissions data from energy-intensive companies in Europe on April 3, it said on its website.   The data is closely watched by the carbon market and can affect carbon prices in the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS).   It will also, for the first time,

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