Tag: Engines

WinGD and ExxonMobil join forces to optimise engine performance
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WinGD and ExxonMobil join forces to optimise engine performance

In a new industry collaboration, WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) predictive maintenance technology is joining forces with ExxonMobil’s Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring service to provide enhanced insight into vessel performance and engine conditions. The integrated system will provide enhanced engine monitoring and optimisation to reduce maintenance costs and increase engine reliability. The collaboration will...

New control system extends marine engine life
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New control system extends marine engine life

A new approach to extending the life cycle of engines and cutting operational costs by 100 per cent has been developed by CMR Group. The automation and control system specialists for marine and energy applications developed E-Pulse, a new control system that can be installed on medium and high-speed engines operating in harsh marine and...

Low oil pressure blamed for Viking Sky engine failure
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Low oil pressure blamed for Viking Sky engine failure

An investigation being carried out into the loss of propulsion onboard the Viking Sky cruise ship on March 23, 2019 has determined the direct cause of engine failure to be low oil pressure. According to the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the vessel’s engines stopped working due to low lubricating oil in the tanks as the...

Eastern Pacific Shipping orders 11 ME-GI engines
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Eastern Pacific Shipping orders 11 ME-GI engines

Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has ordered five 15,000-teu boxships with scrubbers and requested another six vessels with dual-fuel engine configurations. All vessels will be powered by MAN B&W-branded two-stroke engines. The first five engines with scrubbers will be conventional MAN B&W 11G90ME-C units and are due for delivery between 2019-2020. The six further vessels will...

Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent
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Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent

Chinese operator Hainan Strait Shipping has reportedly saved the equivalent of US $123,000 annually by implementing Shell Marine’s recommendations on its medium-speed engine oils. Hainan Strait Shipping switched its trunk piston engine oils to a combination of Shell Argina S3 40 and Shell Gadinia S3 40 for six RoRo ships operating in the South China...

MAN LPG engine to power Chinese VLGC newbuild
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MAN LPG engine to power Chinese VLGC newbuild

Chinese shipping company Tianjin Southwest Maritime (TSM) has secured a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) MAN B&W 6G60ME liquid gas injection propane (LGIP) engine for its very large gas carrier (VLGC). The order was placed by Jiangnan Shipyard, owned by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) for the 86,000m3 VLGC. MAN Energy Solutions reports that the ME-LGIP...

J-ENG demonstrates MGO mono-fuel engine
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J-ENG demonstrates MGO mono-fuel engine

Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has demonstrated the first marine gas oil (MGO) and marine diesel oil (MDO) mono-fuel engine. The UEC50LSJ-EGR engine complies fully with nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements, under the concept of JUMP (J-ENG, Unique Marine Power). The engine, which is subsidised by The...

Norwegian vessel retrofits Wartsila engine to cut NOx emissions
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Norwegian vessel retrofits Wartsila engine to cut NOx emissions

Norwegian vessel owner Gardar has confirmed it will retrofit a Wartsila 31 engine to one of its vessels to cut emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and reduce fuel consumption. The retrofit is expected to cut fuel use by 200,000 litres and NOx emissions by 88 tonnes annually from the fishing vessel. The existing 18-cylinder Wärtsilä...

WinGD to open engineering centre in Shanghai
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WinGD to open engineering centre in Shanghai

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute (CSPI), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) are launching an engineering centre in Shanghai to increase technical capacities on WinGD’s maritime two-stroke engine design by 20 per cent. The new engineering centre will increase R&D capabilities and improve the global knowledge base...

Ponant selects Wartsila dual-fuel engine for cruise ship
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Ponant selects Wartsila dual-fuel engine for cruise ship

French operator Ponant has selected Wärtsilä’s 31DF dual-fuel engine for installation to its newbuild cruise ship. The dual-fuel engine will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as it will voyage in the environmentally sensitive Arctic and Antarctic environments. The vessel will feature four 14-cylinder and two 10-cylinder Wärtsilä 31DF engines, and a fuel gas...

Dual-fuel LNG engine converted to ethane
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Dual-fuel LNG engine converted to ethane

A slow-speed marine diesel engine has been successfully converted to operate on ethane as a fuel. The ABS-classed Navigator Aurora underwent conversion of its main engine from a MAN B&W 6S50ME-C8.2-GI dual fuel heavy fuel oil (HFO)/liquefied natural gas (LNG) burning engine, to a dual fuel HFO/ethane 6S50ME-C-GIE engine at Frederikshavn in Denmark. The conversion,...

Wartsila and Transocean enter thruster maintenance agreement
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Wartsila and Transocean enter thruster maintenance agreement

Wärtsilä and Transocean have signed a performance-based agreement that will optimise the maintenance of all Wärtsilä thrusters in the Transocean fleet. The agreement also seeks to reduce dry-docking costs by extending the service intervals of the thrusters, providing fewer interruptions to operations. The performance-based agreement builds on the Wärtsilä Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS), that...