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3D Printed Ship’s Propeller Prototype Produced

(Photo: Damen)

A prototype of the world’s first class approved ship’s propeller manufactured using 3D printing techniques has been produced by a cooperative consortium of companies that includes Damen Shipyards Group, Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing LAB (RAMLAB), Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas.   The 1,350mm diameter propeller – named WAAMpeller – was fabricated from a Nickel Aluminium Bronze (NAB) alloy at RAMLAB in the Port of Rotterdam.

Kelvin Hughes Rolls Out Its New ECDIS

(Image: Kelvin Hughes)

Kelvin Hughes has introduced its latest Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) designed for commercial ships as well as naval and coastguard patrol vessels.   Available as a standalone ECDIS or as part of a truly multifunction bridge display network with multiple operator positions, the new ECDIS is type approved to meet the latest International Hydrographic Office (IHO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards.

Raytheon Anschütz INS for Spliethoff’s R-type Vessels

Rendering of Spliethoff’s new R-type vessel (© Spliethoff Bevrachingskantoor B.V)

The Dutch shipping company Spliethoff selected Raytheon Anschütz to engineer and deliver Synapsis NX integrated navigation systems (INS) for six new ice-classed multipurpose vessels scheduled to be delivered in 2019.   Spliethoff’s new R-type vessels are built at the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuiling in accordance with the polar code and the LR NAV1 notation requirements to ensure safe operations in remote regions, including the Arctic.

Technology

Rolls-Royce Acquires Electrically-assisted Charging Technology

Rolls-Royce said it has acquired from G+L innotec the exclusive rights of use for a new technology for the electrically-assisted charging of off-highway combustion engines in the

Yanmar Provides Green Power for New Trawler

(Photo: Yanmar)

Norway’s newest and largest factory stern trawler features an auxiliary engine package from Yanmar

Curtiss-Wright Winch Systems for US Navy Sonar

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has been selected by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to provide its winch system technology for use in a new Variable Depth Sonar

Maritime Safety

Transas Survival Craft Simulator Eliminates Drill Risks

Photo: Transas

Transas has introduced a new Survival Craft Simulator (SCS) to prepare crew for the multitude of

Accon Marine Pop-Up Cleats Enhance Safety

Photo: Accon Marine

Few things can pull the fun out of a day on the water like stubbing or even breaking a toe on a

Portable Marine Fire Pump

Photo: Australian Pump Industries

A new lightweight portable fire pump designed specifically for salt water applications has been

Marine Propulsion

Siemens to Build Wärtsilä Marine Gear Boxes

Assembly and testing of Wärtsilä marine gear boxes will be moved to the Siemens Mechanical Drives facilities in Voerde, Germany. (Image: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä and Flender (Siemens AG, Mechanical Drives) have reached an agreement that will transfer

RSC Bio Solutions Gains Kawasaki OEM Approvals

RSC Bio Solutions, a provider of high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) - hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases - and industrial cleaners and solvents

Fairbanks Morse to Launch Engine at Power-Gen 2017

Fairbanks Morse Engine announced it will launch a next generation engine, the Trident OP, at the Power-Gen International Conference in Las Vegas, December 5.

Marine Power

KOHLER Launches New Oils for Generator Applications

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A new line of aftermarket genuine oil from KOHLER is engineered specifically for generator

EPA Tier 4 Propulsion for New San Francisco Ferries

(Photo: MTU)

Rolls-Royce said it has won an order to deliver its first EPA Tier 4-compliant propulsion systems

Parpala Joins The Switch

Ville Parpala (Photo: The Switch)

The Switch has recruited Ville Parpala as Director, Product Marketing, Marine Solutions

Marine Electronics

Connect Complex Infrastructures More Easily

Photo: Guntermann & Drunck GmbH

Setting up a KVM Matrix-Grid across locations: even more flexible thanks to new Ethernet-capable

New Cabling Kit for Easy Marine Electronics Interfacing

Digital Yacht's NMEA 2000 Starter Kit makes installing modern marine electronics a breeze (Photo: Digital Yacht)

NMEA 2000 has now become the de-facto standard throughout the marine electronics industry for

Nishishiba, NICO Sign Service Agent Deal

Left to right: John Thomas, Chief Operating Officer – NICO International – The Chalmers Group, with Masayoshi Aoki, Chief Operating Officer for the Marine business (Photo: NICO)

Japanese power generation, industrial and marine electrical systems specialist Nishishiba Electric

Software Solutions

Simrad Announces A2004 Autopilot Controller

Photo: Simrad

The new Simrad A2004 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of workboat

Marine Business Software Delivers Advantages

Photo: Online Computing

MasterTools, from Online Computing, replaces disparate applications with a single solution

Shell's Integrated Lubrication Solutions for World's Largest Box Ship

Photo courtesy of Shell

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has appointed Shell Marine to provide its integrated marine