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Tech File: Propelling Hybrid Electric Solutions

ABS has granted Approval in Principle to Wärtsilä for a hybrid-powered, tug design. The new design will form the foundation for Wärtsilä’s new portfolio of tug designs, known as the Wärtsilä HYTug Series. (Image: Wärtsilä)

Growing interest in hybrid-electric power systems is expanding the search for new propulsion and energy-storage systems in the workboat sector, where compliance with emerging environmental regulations and a relentless pursuit of operational efficiency are driving change.    To meet demands for cleaner more efficient power,

Yanmar Rolls Out New Marine Power Offerings

3JH40 inboard engine (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar has already introduced several new products for the marine market in 2018, including a new common rail inboard marine diesel engine touted as the world's smallest, higher horsepower offerings in its mid range series, and expanded joystick controls.   YANMAR Launches 3JH40  Yanmar Marine International

MAN's Part-Load Optimization a Fuel Saver

close-up on engine (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

Part-Load Optimization tuning method proves popular, delivers significant fuel savings for MAN auxiliary engines   MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Part-Load Optimization is a tuning method designed to optimize fuel-oil consumption during the part-load operation of four-stroke, small-bore MAN auxiliary engines.

GE Ships LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine for US Navy

GE LM2500 GT hanging angle shot (Photo: GE Marine)

GE's Marine Solutions division said it has shipped a LM2500 marine gas turbine propulsion module that will help power the U.S. Navy's 75th DDG Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125).   Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division will construct this new destroyer with U.

Robot Lasers Prolong Engine Pistons’ Lifespan

QuantiServ laser cladding (Photo: Wärtsilä)

New robotized laser cladding technology aims to revolutionize the reconditioning of large bore pistons in two-stroke engines.   A new reconditioning process from Wärtsilä Services’ maintenance and repair services business Line QuantiServ minimises welding, causes less thermal shock to the base material

It’s Electric: Charging Asia’s First E-ferry

(Photo: Cavotec)

 Innovative charging technologies connect Asia’s first e-ferry to electrical power, eliminating emissions and dramatically reducing operating costs.   The retrofitted passenger ferry, which operates between the island of Cijian and the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and that entered service last year, is fully electrically powered.

Royston Expands UK Engineering Facilities

Sarah Wade (Photo: Royston)

Royston Diesel Power has doubled the size of its UK engineering facilities to support continuing global growth in its marine engine service business and new technology development.   As part of a £500,000 ($676,000) investment program the company has opened an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of engineering

GE Marine Gas Turbine for New US Navy Destroyer

LM2500 (Photo: GE Marine)

GE’s Marine Solutions said it has shipped a LM2500 marine gas turbine propulsion module that will help power the U.S.  Navy’s 75th DDG Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the company reported at the Surface Navy Association’s 30th Annual Symposium.   Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls

Most Auxiliary Engine Damage Caused by Human Error

Photo: The Swedish Club

An investigation by The Swedish Club into auxiliary engine damage has revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance work. A key finding is that 55 percent of casualties occur within only 10 percent of the time between overhaul (TBO), corresponding to the first 1,000 hours or so of operation after overhaul.

EPA Provides $650K for Diesel Engine Refits

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) with $650,000 to reduce diesel emissions from engines on up to eight vessels operating in the Puget Sound region.   The project will provide vessel owners with incentives to scrap and replace 12-19 old Tier 0 engines with newer,