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Hyundai's $18-Million Maritime Research Institute In Ulsan Completed

A gala opening ceremony was held recently to mark the official opening of the new Hyundai Maritime Research Institute (HMRI) in Ulsan, Korea. The event was attended by a large group of government and industry leaders from Korea and elsewhere, including

 

Fairbanks Morse Invests In Future— Expands Parts/Service Operations, Increases Production And R&D

Faced with current marine market conditions—an outlook that indicates at least several years of continued low activity in new construction and repowering projects—what strategy should a major manufacturer of diesel engines pursue? Colt Industries'

Aalborg Vaerft Awarded Danish Navy Contract For Seven Flex 300 Convertible Combatant Vessels

After a year of negotiations, Aalborg Vaerft in Denmark recently signed a contract for the construction of seven Standard Flex 300 vessels for the Royal Danish Navy. The contract provides an option for an additional nine vessels of the same type.

Fairbanks Morse Engine Division Receives $11.5-Million Navy Order

Colt I n d u s t r i e s , Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Beloit, Wise., has been awarded an $11.5- million "transfer of technology" contract by Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La. for a new series of Pielstick large diesel engines.

Drew And MAN B&W Conduct Joint Tests On Fuel Additive

Drew Ameroid Marine recently announced that it has completed a series of tests jointly sponsored with MAN B&W Diesel using Amergize® deposit modifier/combustion improver. The extensive tests, conducted on diesel engines both on a turbocharger test bed and on-board a ship,

Hatch & Kirk Offers New Engine Parts For Older Diesels

Owners of older models of heavyduty diesel engines often encounter problems in obtaining spare parts because in some cases the original engine builder is no longer in business, or has made a calculated decision to discontinue the design. In either instance,

MAN B&W Turbocharger Technology Unveiled

This past May marked the unveiling of an ocean-going product deep in the heart of Bavaria, specifically at the lake at Ammersee near Munich, where MAN B&W presented its newest engine series — the TCA (Turbocharger Axial). Encompassing two years of research and development,

Mayflower Lines Is Newest U.S.-Flagged Operation

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.

MarAd Releases 15 Technical Reports On Gas Turbines

The Maritime Administration has released a group of 15 technical reports evaluating the feasibility of heavy-duty gas turbines as a competitive and acceptable form of marine propulsion generation. The reports were prepared under a contract awarded in 1970 to the General Electric Company,

Fresh Fuel Cell Initiatives

Two recent European initiatives, both involving power systems supplier Wartsila Corporation, have given fresh impetus to the development and application of fuel cell technology aboard ship. The Finnish organization has entered into a pact with

 
 
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