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Volvo Penta Names Ljungström VP of Finance, CFO

Lars Ljungström (Photo: Volvo Penta)

 Lars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) for Volvo Penta of the Americas, effective July 2017.    Ljungström will provide strategic leadership over finance, planning, budgeting and reporting for North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

Voith Completes First Major Marine Overhaul at New UK Facility

1)	A Voith technician dis-assembles the Voith Schneider Propeller (Photo: Voith)

Voith Turbo, a manufacturer of a wide range of products for the marine industry, said it has completed its first major refurbishment project in a brand new U.K. facility.   The complete overhaul of a 26-metric-ton Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) has been carried out for Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight ferry company based in Southampton,

MTU 4000 Engines to Power Harbor Tugs

Four Robert Allen/ Rastar 2900 SX terminal tugs from Sanmar will be used in the fleet in the Tanger-Med Port in Morocco, operated by the Danish towage company Svitzer as of 2018. The tugs will each be fitted with two 16V 4000 M73L MTU engines. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Rolls-Royce and Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey have signed a contract for the delivery of eight MTU Series 4000 engines for four new terminal tugs, including an option for a further four engines. The tugs will each be fitted with two 16V 4000 M73L MTU engines, each delivering an output of 2,700 kW (at 1,850 rpm).

Christie Joins OEM Group in Technical Support Role

Malcolm Christie (Photo: OEM Group)

OEM Group said it has appointed industry veteran Malcolm Christie in a senior technical support role in response to growing its U.K. and international business.    Christie has more than four decades’ experience in the marine, and the oil and gas industries and joins OEM Group from 41 years at Turner

Sizing Up the Market, Scaling Solutions to Size

(Credit: Ingram Marine Group)

GE Dips its toes in inland waters with its compact and easy to install Tier IV EGR solution    In October of 2014, news of Oceaneering’s purchase of GE Transportation’s newest marine engine offering was making waves. These engines – ones which meet EPA Tier 4i and IMO Tier III Emissions standards

Wärtsilä to Power Two New Fishing Trawlers

rendering of the fishing trawler to be built at the PJSC Vyborg shipyard in Russia (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä said it has been contracted to provide the engines and the complete propulsion package, including the propulsion control system for two new fishing trawlers being built for Murmansk, Russia based Nord Pilgrim Ltd. The ships are to be constructed at the PJSC Vyborg shipyard in Russia. The orders with Wärtsilä were booked in June, 2017.

New Eco-friendly Expedition Cruise Ship in the Works

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce said it has signed a deal with WestSea Yard, part of Martifer Group, to equip an expeditionary oceanic cruise ship for Portuguese based cruise company Mystic Cruises. The vessel, to be called the MS World Explorer, will be the company’s first expeditionary oceanic cruise ship. The MS World

Northern Lights Taps Purdy as Vice President/General Manager

Kit Purdy (Photo: Northern Lights)

Manufacturer of marine power generation and climate control products Northern Lights, Inc. has promoted Kit Purdy to Vice President/General Manager.   In his new role Purdy will oversee operations including engineering and quality assurance, research and development, sales/marketing and production.

Aune Joins PBES to Develop Energy Storage Markets

Eivind Aune (Photo: PBES)

 Eivind Aune has joined designed and manufacturer of industrial lithium-ion energy storage Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) in order to help further develop energy storage markets.   Aune brings to the role decades of experience in Norwegian business. With an MSc in electronics/cybernetics and an MBA in international marketing and trade,

Xantrex Rolls Out New Sine Wave Inverters

Onboard AC power technology company Xantrex informs it has expanded its Freedom series with the launch of four new models.   The new series called Freedom X marks the ongoing evolution of the Freedom inverter first launched in 1992.    “The Freedom name is synonymous with quality and reliability in the marine industry.