ship engines

Europe’s first IMO Tier III retroffited tugboat

Boluda Towage Europe’s tugboat ‘Union Koala’ has been officially certified for compliance with the IMO Tier III standards, on Friday, January 10, 2020; The tug then returned to service during a ceremony at the ABC Tower in Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Marine gensets market projected to climb to more than USD 6 billion by 2025

Global marine gensets market forecast is projected to climb to more than USD 6 billion by 2025, owing to ongoing technological advancements in the industry in terms of engine modification, to achieve improved performance as well as effective reduction in engine noise, says US-based consulting firm Global Market Insights.

Optimizing engine performance cuts costs

It is said that with the growing use of low Sulphur fuels, testing the stability of the fuel oil and its compatibility for commingling is becoming increasingly important; while each fuel oil is produced to be stable, it does not have the tendency to produce Asphaltenic sludge, as bunkers being stemmed are not necessarily compatible with existing onboard fuel stocks.

Greek Shipowners back limit on main engine power for emissions reduction

In line with IMO’s Initial Strategy for decarbonization of shipping, Greece has come forward with a concrete proposal for a short-term, prescriptive measure to improve the operational energy efficiency of existing ships, to be considered at the forthcoming meeting of the IMO’s intersessional technical group in November.

Partners launch engine monitoring technology

Datum Electronics announced a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Strathclyde University, aiming to develop an innovative technology for marine engine condition monitoring. The main goal of this collaboration is to bring together the industry and academia, aiming to address an evident and crucial problem in the industry.

ClassNK grants AIP on LPG Reformer for marine engines

Japanese firms Osaka Gas and Daihatsu Diesel received an Approval in Principle from ClassNK for their joint project on an LPG Reformer for marine engines. This was the first AIP granted in Japan for such equipment. The LPG Reformer is designed to convert LPG into synthetic methane gas equivalent to the kind found in LNG.

Lessons learned: Main engine turbocharger lagging on fire

In its July edition of Safety Flashes, IMCA describes a case of a fire onboard due to main engine turbocharger lagging. The probable cause was namely traced to inappropriate material and workmanship in the replacement lagging work.

MAN, DSME, HSD Engine team up on engine digitization

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), ship engines provider HSD Engine (HSD) and German MAN Energy Solutions signed a strategic agreement to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitization.

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