Tag: Engines

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 $1230,000 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...

Chevron’s cylinder oils approved by MAN
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Chevron’s cylinder oils approved by MAN

Chevron Marine Lubricants has received two No Objection Letters (NOLs) from MAN Energy Solutions for the use of three of its Taro cylinder oils with MAN’s automated cylinder oil mixing system (ACOM). The NOLs come following successful field testing on a 6S90ME-C8 MAN B&W two-stroke engine using the ACOM system. The first NOL is for...

WinGD celebrates 100th order of dual-fuel engine
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WinGD celebrates 100th order of dual-fuel engine

WinGD has secured an order for its 100th X-DF marine engine, five years after it was first launched. The low-pressure dual-fuel X-DF engine has been selected by GasLog to reduce NOx and greenhouse gas emissions and comply with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur in fuel cap. Richard Sadler, chief operations officer, Gaslog said: “When we...

Swedish ferry tests Volvo Penta IMO Tier III solution
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Swedish ferry tests Volvo Penta IMO Tier III solution

Swedish ferry company, Trafikverket Färjerederiet, has operated its RoRo vessel for a year with Volvo Penta’s IMO Tier III engine package, reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) by up to 75 per cent. Over the one-year period, the Svanhild ferry operated on the Bjorkoleden’ route for 24 hours per day, making journeys every 10-20 minutes. The...

Lubrication failures most common cause of engine damage
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Lubrication failures most common cause of engine damage

Lubrication oil related failure is the most common cause of damage to main engines followed by incorrect maintenance or repairs, finds the Swedish Club. Between 2010-2014, the Swedish Club found 23 casualties relating the lubrication failure, costing US $663,35. Between 2015-2017, these figures increased to 40 casualties costing $763,320. VPO Global spoke with Peter Stålberg,...