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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,

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.

STADT Expands into US Market

Photo: STADT

Norwegian firm STADT AS said it has signed an agreement with W.A. Technical Sales Inc. for represntation in the Gulf of Mexico region. The deal, signed during the last WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, is part of a worldwide expansion of STADT`s sales team, targeting the maritime market globally. The

Chelsea Technologies' Sea Sentry Secures ClassNK Certification

Photo: Chelsea Technologies

Chelsea Technologies announced that its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been certified by ClassNK, verifying compliance with IMO Annex VI wash water discharge regulations.   Accurate monitoring for compliance with environmental regulations is a vital

Durable Anchor Pole Light Built to Last

Photo: Hella Marine

With their finicky filament bulbs and lightweight construction, traditional anchor pole lights seldom last more than a few seasons before needing to be replaced. NaviLED 360 Anchor Pole Mount Lamps from Hella marine are built with heavy-duty components for years of dependable, energy-efficient service.

New Automatic Filter Unveiled: aquaBoll

Dr. Christine Althauser with Stefan Starke at Marintec China (Photo: Boll & Kirch)

German filtration systems specialist Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH has presented its new concept for fully automatic water filtration: the aquaBoll automatic filter series, which increases overall plant efficiency and ensures greater efficiency.   Germany's Consul General in Shanghai, Dr. Christine Althauser,

ABB’s First Azipod D Unit Begins Operation

(Photo: ABB)

An 8,000 kW rescue tug, the first vessel installed with ABB’s Azipod D electric propulsion system, has been delivered by Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard to customer Guangzhou Salvage Bureau, a division of the Chinese Ministry of Transport.    Before delivery, the rescue tug was tested in sea trials where it exceeded design targets in bollard pull,

MAN Brings Latest Tech to Marintec

The MAN 45/60CR engine was unveiled in September 2017 at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s headquarters in Augsburg, Germany (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

MAN Diesel & Turbo has brought its new 45/60CR and ME-LGI engines, as well as its innovative HP-SCR emissions reduction technology to Marintec 2017, which is being held this week in Shanghai.   MAN recently revealed its new flagship engine, the successor to its 48/60CR engine in the company’s 4x line of high-performance diesel engines.

Wärtsilä 20 Diesel Engine Gets a Power Upgrade

The upgraded Wärtsilä 20 engine gaines added power from increased cylinder output of 220kW. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

An upgraded version of the Wärtsilä 20 diesel engine features greater power density thanks to increased cylinder output. The new engine will receive its officially launch at the Marintec conference and exhibition in Shanghai, China from December 5 to 8.   According to the manufacturer, the increased