Adriadiesel d.d. – ex. Jugoturbina

Adria 40 & MAN Diesel Engine Service & Repairs Worldwide: 60 years of experience

To whom it may concern:

We would like to offer the following products:

  • Medium-speed four-stroke MAN engines (500 kW – 3000 kW)
  • Large / ADRIA-40 engine (6.3 MW)
  • CPP (containerised power plants / diesel-powered generators) (500 kW)

and services :

  • spare parts for Adria 40 and MAN diesel engines
  • troubleshooting, maintenance, service and repairof Adria 40, MAN and other diesel engines and other power plants
  • diesel engine overhaul
  • machining and heat treatment services
  • full range of ship-repair services, alongside or in floating docks, in co-operation with the Service Centre Trogir of Shipyard Brodotrogir

A few words about us:

In 1949 as a part of the large industrial complex “Jugoturbina”, the company “Tvornica diesel motora” (Diesel Engine Factory) was established. We have been operating under the name of “Adriadiesel” since 1991.

Our factory has been producing engines under the “Sulzer (Switzerland) license” from 1955 until 1998, and has been producing engines under the “MAN (Germany) license” from 1998. Since the establishment of the company, during the 60 years of its existence, more than 1580 engines with more than 2,000 MW of power have been produced and delivered to more than 50 countries worldwide.

We would like to become your prime choice for providing the mentioned services and products because of our quality, experience and price-competitiveness.

Please send us your enquiry or request for quotation and we will send you our best prices.

Feel free to contact us for any additional information.

Best regards,

Nenad Končar, PhD
Managing Director
Adriadiesel d.d.
adriadiesel@adriadiesel.hr

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Services and repairs Rostov 3

“Work on installation 3 generator sets Adria 40 in Rostov began in mid-August. On that occasion, during August and September, for supervision of two specialists from Adriadiesel and one from Končar GiM stayed in Rostov. Continuation of works on installation is expected in mid-November.”

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel”

Production of SULZER engines

After the production of the first SULZER 12 ZV 40/48 engine in 1976, production started on an upward trajectory and by the end of 1977, two more SULZER auxiliary engines with the designation 12 ZV 40/48 were produced. Production under the SULZER license has continued for many years and Adriadiesel is still one of the leading suppliers of spare parts for engine repairs.

Cooperation with the company “ČKD PRAHA DIZ”

“An agreement was reached with the company ČKD PRAHA DIZ on a joint appearance in the Slovak Republic, in the nuclear power plant Mochovce, where we are about to contract the overhaul of six engines 6 ZL 40/48, and the start of work is expected during the first quarter of next year.

 Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel”

Dispatch of “Z” engine

“On December 28, 2009, the finished ZV 40/48 engine was loaded on the winch of the transport company Zagrebtrans, which delivered the engine to a destination in Russia. On January 4, 2010, the engine was shipped as desired. station in Karlovac where it was performed customs clearance and further dispatch. This 6th engine was ordered for the same customer, the Russian company Atomtechnoprom, but unlike the previous 5 which are delivered to Volgodonsk this goes to NPP Novovorenezh. Along with the engine, all the equipment of the plant was also ordered delivery is planned by the end of April, and a set of spare parts is being prepared. “

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2009.)

Service in Russia

“In NP Novovoronezh, in Russia, in collaboration with the company MG Service, the damaged generator was repaired on engine 12ZV40 / 48 after which it is expected to be repaired and providing installation and commissioning supervision services in work In Bimal d.d “

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2010.)

Engine service in Czech Republic

“In the period from August 22 to September 12, our employees Zvonko Tomičić, Dušan Škarić, Mijo Ivančić, Juraj Ivšić and Boris Madžarac stayed in NPP Temelin for 10- annual engine overhaul 12ZV40 / 48. Adriadiesel was the carrier of the whole job, and we did it in collaboration with Czech companies CKD and Energoservis. The job was done successfully and the contract was identical work on the next 12ZV40 / 48 engine, which should be done in November this year. “
Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2008)

Services and repairs

“In the middle of June, it is planned to complete the works in the Ministry of Defense, on ship Andrija Mohorovičić, which lasts a month. Overhaul works are performed on Sulzer 6 TD 48 and 5 BAH 22 engines.
For Dunavski Lloyd, negotiations are underway on the buckle service business on board Sloga, as well as the complete service of the Deutz SBA 8M 528 engine as well on the same ship. An annual service was made on TORPEDO engines in Bimal Brčko. “

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2007)

New system for automatic control of motors at the test station

“Adriadiesel d.d. has launched the AD40 Automatic Engine Control System (ZL / ZV40). When running the system from 4.7. to 8.7. Mr. Alexei Remnev was here, a representative of the company ZAO “Science and Production company “Automated Systems” from Russia. The new system is made on the basis of modern microprocessor technology that ensures control of the motor code tests at the test station, monitoring, diagnostics of malfunctions of the engine and the system of the test station plant, registration and archiving of information and the possibility of printing engine parameters and storing them on a USB memory or notebook. This modernized engine management solution will greatly help our ADRIA 40 program to be of high quality
performed tests of the AD40 engine for Russian nuclear power plants.”

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2011.)

Project Rostov 4

“Official talks started at the beginning of this year, there were several meetings in Karlovac and in Moscow with our Russian partners Promenergokomplekt from Nizhny Novgorod. And finally, on April 26, 2012, a new contract was signed for the production and delivery of three new diesel generator sets ADRIA 40 for Rostov 4. “

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2012.)

Project 3x DGS ADRIA 40 for NPP Rostov 3

“Negotiations / talks with our Russian partners about activation re-production of the 12ZV40 / 48 engine, our “bestseller” for the Russians nuclear power plants, started 3-4 years ago. And so the idea came to yes we start producing a similar engine, without a license relationship, like ours new own product – and finally the ADRIA 40, 12-cylinder 4- stroke diesel engine, V-version, power 6600 kW, 600 rpm.  And then in July last year, the first commercial contract was signed with Promenergokomplekt from Russia for delivery of 3 diesel generator sets ADRIA 40 for the Rostov 3 nuclear power plant. Delivery times were 12, 13 and 14 months, from the signing of the contract, we knew it was a little too ambitious, but we embarked on a project.”

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2011.)

CONTRACT WITH MID 3. MAY

“For 2007, we signed a contract with MiD 3. Maj delivery of components for main engines Sulzer 7RTA – 48T-B for a total of 6 constructions. Delivery will be made successively from April to December 2007. With MiD 3. May, negotiations on the offer for making components for a new engine in their production program, RTA-50 flex with direct by common rail.”

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2007.)

Project “Koridor” and “Atomtechnoprom”

“A contract has been signed with the company Koridor, which represents the company Electrodynamics from Moscow, and related to the assessment of the condition engine 12 ZV 40/48 in NPP Kurskaya and NPP Smolenskaya. Execution of works is in progress. For Atomtechnoprom, we supervise the commissioning 12 ZV 40/48 in NPP Novovoronezh. “

Internal newspaper “Adriadiesel” (2010)

Project TEMELIN (12ZV 40/48)

“Accident happened in mid-September 2007. at the Temelin nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic, engine failure 12ZV 40/48, which is otherwise delivered from the Polish manufacturer Zgode.
The Czech side contacted Adriadiesel in terms of need, ie the possibility of urgent delivery of a new engine. In agreement with our Russian partner, the owner of the 6th engine
12ZV 40/48, which is in the process of revitalization in our country, we offered im the same. In this regard, the Czech delegation visited our factory and she became acquainted with the subject engine. At the same time, our technical team consists of I. Janković, Đ. Belobaba and Z. Tomičić visited NPP Temelin and inspected the damaged engine, and harmonized technical details about possible work.”

“Internal newspaper Adriadiesel” (2007.)

Engine conservation 6x 6ZL40 / 48 NPP Mochovce Slovakia

In 2010, we started the project of revitalization of six Zgoda-Sulzer 6ZL40 / 48 diesel engines for the new 3rd and 4th units of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia. During the second half of 2010 and the first half of 2011, the engines were completely revitalized at the Adriadiesel plants and shipped back to the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant.

“Adria 40S” engine

Due to market demands and the development of the production company, Adriadiesel must continue to develop its product in step with the times, so a new version of its own engine called “Adria 40S” has arrived, which has been improved in terms of power and fuel consumption. and various standards created during the new product development period.

“Adria 40” engine

Adriadiesel manufactures its own auxiliary engine under its own license and design. The name of this engine is “Adria 40”. In addition to production, it also sells spare parts and service services on its own engines. Adria 40 meets all the necessary standards and so far has proven to be a product you can rely on.

32. years from the production of 12 ZV 40/48 engines

On this day back in 1988, the company Jugoturbina delivered one of its engines under the designation 12 ZV 40/48 for the needs of the customer “Atomenergoexport Moscow”. The company still exists today under the name Adriadiesl and continues to be successfully engaged in the production of auxiliary engines.

Production progress of SULZER 12 ZV 40/48

After the production of the first SULZER 12 ZV 40/48 engine in 1976, production started on an upward trajectory, and by the end of 1977, two more SULZER auxiliary engines with the designation 12 ZV 40/48 were produced. Production under the SULZER license has continued for many years and Adriadiesel is still one of the leading suppliers of spare parts for engine repairs.

First SULZER 12 ZV 40/48

Back in 1976, the first auxiliary engine under the SULZER license with the designation 12 ZV 40/48 was produced in Croatia, more precisely in the city on four rivers Karlovac, and in Karlovac there is still a company named Adriadiesel which is in charge of maintenance and supply of spare parts of that engine as well as all manufactured after it.

“Vijesnik” – 1952.

“The Edvard Kardelj factory from Karlovac produces seven-horsepower DMT diesel engines outside its production program. Agricultural and fishing cooperatives have a 40 percent discount on the sale price.”
“Vijesnik”, May 30, 1952.

Interesting facts about Jugoturbina

Jugoturbina worked to satisfy its employees not only through working conditions but also to improve the living standards of all its employees and other citizens of Karlovac. Thus, during the years of its business, Jugoturbina organized various excursions and gatherings (Dance on Plitvice), opened a workers ‘resort in Punat on Krlo, built a children’s playground on Švarča, and organized workers’ sports games in Karlovac.

Development of accounting and financial function in Jugoturbina

Legal regulations made it possible to reunite the financial function of the entire system by establishing internal banks in large systems, such as Jugoturbina in 1978, whereby internal banks were given the opportunity to perform some banking operations to a limited extent. Taking into account the rational spending of liquid assets in the entire system of Jugoturbina, the decision was made to establish the Internal Bank SOUR Jugoturbina.

Newspaper articles “Borba”

“On May 1, our first steam turbine factory” Edvard Kardelj “, which was built in Karlovac, will start operating. The factory can also produce marine engines, and has 18,000 square meters of halls and a production plant.”

(“Borba,” January 8, 1953.)

Engineering and marketing development

With the strengthening of the role of foreign trade and the sale of increasingly complex facilities in our country and in the world, there is a need to separate engineering from production to a specialized organization.

Also, marketing in that period begins its first steps, so in addition to the development of marketing in Jugoturbina, other foreign trade services are being developed that can monitor all types of the most complex foreign trade operations.

Newspaper articles “Borba”

The decision of the military authorities

“I order that a steam turbine factory be built in Karlovac for the needs of the millitary and the merchant navy. It will be named after Edvard Kardelj.” General Ivan Gosnjak

Other activities ofJugoturbina

Jugoturbina was very active in various employee activities such as humanitarian and cultural activities. Among the humanitarian activities, the activities of voluntary blood donors, the section for the fight against cancer, and the active voluntary society of firefighters stand out.
Of the cultural activities, the employees of Jugoturbina had activities in the field of folklore, music and drama section and art section. In the field of technical culture, there was a society of innovators.

Scientific progress

Through years of work and experience in solving construction and production problems, more and more science has been incorporated into products and processes. Increasingly, self-developed electronics, a development laboratory, computer programs, and computer-aided informatics and organizations were used. At the end of the 60’s, the” Research and Development” unit was established, and at the end of the 70’s, the “Jugoturbine Institute”. The development of basic products remained in the working organizations for the production of steam turbines, engines and pumps, but more and more laboratories, computer capacities, development and investment engineers were concentrated in the Institute, which reached 330 employee’s in the mid-1980s.

Termination of the existence of Jugoturbine

The Assembly of the Complex Company at its session held on November 16, 1990. made a decision on the termination of the Complex Company, explaining this decision by the bankruptcy of the Steam Turbine Factory, the announcement of the bankruptcy of the Pump Factory and the absence of any business concept that would justify the reasons for the existence of SP Jugoturbina. 12/17/1990 With its decision, the District Commercial Court in Karlovac opened the liquidation procedure at the company Jugoturbina. After the opening of liquidation, some of its companies continue to operate as fully independent companies. One of the independent companies is Adriadiesel, which still operates successfully today.

Rest and recreation

The employees of Jugoturbina had habits and needs as well as opportunities for very developed forms of sports and social life, rest and recreation. The governing bodies financially supported all forms of sports and recreation. Jugoturbina’s sports teams were leaders in many disciplines. At the same time, Jugoturbina employees actively participated in various sports, recreation and other activities in city organizations. It is especially important to single out the organization of rest and recreation of workers at sea. Jugoturbina owned resorts on Bobovište on the island of Brač and in Pirovac. Later, a resort on Krk was buil

Meeting the housing needs of employees

The work process in Jugoturbina required educated profiled workers, who then came from all parts of the country. A large number of young people were educated to work in Jugotubina and live in Karlovac. Most of them were separated from their parents and were forced to solve their housing problem in Karlovac. With the construction of the factory, the Švarča settlement was built, which partially met the needs of the first workers who arrived. Single hotels were the only accommodation for young workers including whole families. Within the framework of housing programs, funds have been provided for the construction of 100 apartments.

Workers education

Education as one of the most important determinants of the factory’s survival was incomplete without a complete concept, with an insufficient number and uncoordinated structure of employees. For a example is the fact that in times of financial crisis, the company employed 35 graduate mechanical engineers, which was still insufficient given the volume of production. Due to the need for workers, a comprehensive and comprehensive program of support for education and engagement of workers has been defined.

Organizational forms and the founding of Jugoturbina

The Jugoturbina factory was established by a decision of the Government of the FNRJ on July 24, 1949. under the name Tvornica “Edvard Kardelj” and was registered with the financial administration of the JNA in the register of military companies. By the decision of the Supervisory Board of the city of Karlovac from 31.03.1954. The decision of the Workers’ Council of the factory to change the name “Edvard Kardelj” to “Jugoturbina” – Turbine and Machine Factory Karlovac was accepted on Later, in the same year, on December 15, 1954. The name was changed to – Jugoturbina – factory of steam turbines and diesel engines Karlovac, based in Karlovac, Mrzlo Polje 155, which was later changed to Mala Švarča 155. The name of the factory was changed again by the decision of the workers’ council on 23.05.1969. Since then, the full name of the factory – Jugoturbina – factory of steam turbines for diesel engines and pumps Karlovac.

“Investments of Jugoturbina (from 1973 onwards)”

In the period from 1973 to 1992, the following investment programs were implemented:
– The pump factory started operating in the new production hall
– Organized production of dedicated production elements in the newly built Gas Turbine Factory
– A new modern restaurant was built (1600m2)
– A new production hall was built in which the production of sliding bearings was organized (4500m2)
– New hot water system with new heating stations and completely reconstructed central heating system in the existing production areas
– A new sewerage network for rainwater and faecal water was built, designed and constructed to connect to the new southern city collector
– The electric high voltage network has been completely reconstructed
– Fuel oil tank (500m3) built for the needs of the Rolling Mill
– New roads, fences, bus stops and stops were built, the railway was reconstructed
– In cooperation with the Municipality, a new bridge over the river Mrežnica was built, an important condition for this development of the southern industrial zone
– Equipped large storage space for the needs of trade in Turanj

“Vjesnik”, July 1952.

The company “Edvard Kardelj” from Karlovac is looking for an engineer-economist for the position of commercial manager …

It is recommended that he has experience in mechanical engineering, and that he knows or speaks English, German or French. The salary is solid and the apartment is insured in a new building …

Advertisement in “Vjesnik” July 1952.

“Vjesnik”, July 1953.

The “Edvard Kardelj” factory from Karlovac produced (delivered, op.) the first series of 30 diesel engines.

The engines will be delivered to customers in Serbia and Macedonia. There are another 70 engines in production. The price per engine is 260,000 dinars.

(“Vjesnik”, July 1953.)

Organization of Yugoturbina

The factory is organized as a complex company “Yugoturbina”, a business system as a joint stock company. Work organizations are organized as social enterprises.

Under the drafting agreement, the share capital was divided into 10,000 shares with a nominal value of $ 250.

“Vjesnik” May 1952.

The factory ‘Edvard Kardelj’ from Karlovac produces diesel engines of the DTM type of seven horsepower outside its production program … Agricultural and fishing cooperatives have a 40 percent discount from the sale price.

(Advertisement in “Vjesnik” on May 30, 1952.)

Yugoturbina – Planning and development of new jobs

The development of Yugoturbina in 1973 and further, which we previously wrote about, is essentially related to its strategic orientation towards the world market. This is best illustrated by the fact that the share of exports in total revenue in 1979 was only 5%, in 1980 11%, and in 1985 44%.

In 1985, the ratio of convertible exports to imports was achieved with an index of 225. Thus, convertible exports are almost 2.3 times higher than convertible imports.

Thus, an active exporter was finally realized. In the economic conditions, that was a great achievement and an excellent positioning for new ambitious jobs and development plans.

All other qualitative growth indicators show above-average tendencies in that period. “Yugoturbina” was connected with numerous companies through organization in communities for joint performance on the domestic and foreign markets in complex facilities and towards the state to ensure favorable business conditions and performance of investment equipment manufacturers such as INGRA, JADRANBROD, DUNAVBROD, ZINVOJ, JUMEL…

“Vjesnik” December 1952.

In Mrzlo Polje, the main works on the construction of four large halls and energy facilities have been completed and the assembly of machines in the local factory ‘Edvard Kardelj’ has begun …

A new 80 meters long bridge was built on the river Mrežnica … 40 one-storey buildings with 170 comfortable one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments were built in the workers’ settlement.

There are two new hotels in the settlement, each with 70 rooms for singles, and another 10 one-storey houses, a trading house and a restaurant are being built …

(Vjesnik, December 28, 1952)

“Karlovac weekly” No. 22, November 1953.

After a long test and experiments, which showed a good result, the Steam Turbine Factory made the first quantity of artificial rain plant … The factory expects a certificate on the correctness of the plant, so that it can start production of the first series of 700 such plants… The product will be exported to Middle Eastern countries, especially to Turkey…

(“Karlovac weekly” No. 22, November 1953.)

“Karlovac weekly” No. 12, September 1953.

The “Edvard Kardelj” steam turbine factory recently received orders from Turkey for the delivery of 700 diesel irrigation units. The centrifugal pump, the manufacturer’s product, gives 800 liters of water per minute at a height of 25 meters, which can indicate quite large plots of land.

(“Karlovac weekly” No. 12, September 1953)

“Vjesnik”, February 1953.

With the advertisement in the daily newspaper, the factory ‘Edvard Kardelj’ is looking for as many engineers and mechanical technicians and electrical technicians as possible … Apart from them, the factory is looking for a larger number of machine locksmiths, metal turners, metal mills, metal locksmiths and other professionals …

(Advertisement in “Vjesnik”, February 1953.)

Karlovac weekly no. 32 1954.

The paper notes that Hugo Gazin was elected for director of “Yugoturbina”. He came after the director, Colonel Luka Knezović.

(“Karlovac Weekly no. 32 of August 1954.”)

Technical, technological and scientific achievements of Yugoturbina

The construction and production of large steam turbines, diesel engines and centrifugal pumps is a technical, technological and scientific challenge that only large or developed countries can afford, such as Yugoslavia in 1949, 1954 and later was not. This means that the effort, enthusiasm and knowledge of the employed engineers and technicians was significantly above the Yugoslavia’s average.
In order to construct a steam turbine, it is necessary to know the calculations of thermodynamics, material strength, theory…
Various experts participated in the development of turbines, engines, laboratories, for example: prof. Ernest Kraft, A. Ošlag, J. Bašić, S. Todorovski, prof. M. Mikulić, ing. I. Gojak, ing. I. Tudić…

Edvard Kardelj – Advertisement for a construction office (“Vjesnik”)

The factory ‘Edvard Kardelj’ from Karlovac is looking for several mechanical engineers and constructors for its construction office in Zagreb …

Advertisement in “Vjesnik” – September 13, 1952.

Steam turbine factory

After a long test and experiments, which showed a good result, the Steam Turbine Factory made the first quantity of artificial rain plant. The factory expects a certificate on the correctness of the plant, so it can start production of the first series of 700 such plants. This product will be exported to Middle Eastern countries, especially Turkey.

“Karlovački tjednik” (Weekly), no. 22, November 1953.

The first ship turbines – Edvard Kardelj (“Vjesnik”, September 6, 1952)

The production of the first ship turbine with a capacity of 420 horsepower will soon be completed at the “Edvard Kardelj” factory in Karlovac. Production of 250 kilowatt counterpressure turbines will soon begin and are now under design.

“Vjesnik”, September 6, 1952.

Development of foreign trade function

In the early 1970s, Yugoturbina had major known financial and development difficulties. We will list the most important ones:
– Technologically complex production and unfinished investment to meet the needs of domestic and foreign markets.
– Impossibility of obtaining permanent working capital for the production of materials of appropriate quality and deadlines.
– Lack of long-term loans from commercial banks to lend to its customers.
– Constant shortage of foreign currency for the necessary procurement of imported materials and parts.
– Underdeveloped production of parts and materials from domestic industry.
– Underdeveloped sale of their products, processing of foreign markets, export and import.

Establishes development policy in the following directions:
– Organizes offer bureaus that process offers for the placement of engine and pump turbines with production.
– Develops export and import business functions.
– Organizes financing of operations with banks and funds.
– Develops programs of new products and components and provides funds for construction.
– Niederlasung was founded and it opened service works in Germany.
– Provides construction sites, projects and leads the organization of construction and supervision.

French buses for transport from Zagreb, “Karlovački tjednik” (“Weekly”)

“Recently, two luxury, modern and fast buses with airplane seats, heating, radio and speakers were purchased in France. With these buses, the factory will transport highly qualified experts from Zagreb to Karlovac every day.”

“Karlovački tjednik” (“Weekly”) no. 4., 1954.

Production of steam turbines, “Karlovački tjednik” (“Weekly”)

The weekly writes that the production of several steam turbines for the navy has started (Split shipyards and 3. maj, Rijeka) and equipment and machines for the production of diesel engines have arrived from Bregana.

“Karlovački tjednik” (“Weekly”) no. 30., 1954.

Yugoturbina, “Tjednik” (“Weekly”)

The name “Yugoturbina” was first mentioned in the local press on April 16, 1954 in “Karlovački tjednik” (“Karlovac weekly”) no. 16 from that year. The “Edvard Kardelj” factory is no longer mentioned because the company changed its name

Development of Yugoturbina – Growth in the number of workers

The expansion of production, intensive development and the opening of new plants were in the observed period the basic features of the work and operations of Yugoturbina, which led to a larger increase in the number of employees.

In 1977, Yugoturbina employed 5,000 workers, and in 1986 it was 8,593, in nine years the number of employees increased by 2984. If the natural annual outflow is taken into account, it means that about 430 new workers were employed annually, or a total of 3870.

At the same time, the increase in the number of employees significantly changed the qualification structure, in which the educational level of workers with higher education is growing faster.

Such intensive development was followed and at the same time enabled adequate business results and a relatively good position on the domestic and world markets.

Development of Yugoturbina 1972-1990

The overall economic and political situation in the former Yugoslavia and Croatia has always been extremely important and influential in the development of the factory. It is known that at the beginning of that period of the factory’s development, the economic and political crisis in Yugoslavia and its republics was more and more pronounced.

All the factory’s management, from its founding in 1949 until 1990, sought to overcome the effects of the economic and political crisis by constantly expanding production, market and strengthening the economic responsibility of individual productions.

The development of the factory in that period was especially marked by:
– organizational adjustments based on the Constitution and the Law.
– concentration of Karlovac metal industry companies around Yugoturbina.
– department of production parts outside Karlovac.
– further technological development.

Ship turbines, “Vjesnik”

“The construction of the first ship turbine with a capacity of 420 horsepower will soon be completed at the “Edvard Kardelj” factory in Karlovac.

Soon it will begin a production of 250-kilowatt backpressure turbines, which are now under design.”

(“Vjesnik”, September 6, 1952)

Yugoturbina in the period 1963-1973

Period 1963-1973 can be marked as a period of stabilization for production of basic products, and increased production for the domestic market and exports. Employee turnover has calmed, and the number of highly skilled technical but also economic-financial and legal staff is increasing.

The management of the factory has been stabilized as well as the managing people in turbines, engines and pumps. New machine tools are purchased. Turbine, engine and pump test stations are completed. Mechanographic processing of all data is introduced – ARITMA.

Social standard of Yugoturbina employees – Education

Education as one of the most important determinants of factory survival was considered incomplete, with an insufficient number and uncoordinated structure of employees. For example – at the time of the financial crisis, the factory employed 35 graduate mechanical engineers (still insufficient for production), with two graduate economists and one lawyer.

Due to the need for workers of all professions, a comprehensive program of support for employee education has been defined.

With financial, personnel, and moral support, Yugoturbina in Karlovac was the leader in the development of all forms of education at a higher level.

Foundation of Yugoturbina

Yugoturbina factory was founded with FNRJ government’s decision year 07. 24. 1949. under the name “Edvard Kardelj” and was registrated at financial administration JNA in register military commercial enterprises in Beograd.

By decision of the Federal Executive Council 02. 06. 1954. the factory was separated from companies that produce for specific JNA needs.

By the decision of the People’s Committee of Karlovac year 03. 31. 1954. the decision of the Workers’ Council was accepted on factory name change from “Edvard Kardelj” to “Yugoturbina” – turbine and machine factory Karlovac.

The name of the factory was changed again by the decision of the Workers’ Council year 05. 23. 1969. and the full name of the factory was “Yugoturbina” – factory of steam turbines, diesel engines and pumps Karlovac

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Several containers full of engines and equipment for equipping a boutique cruiser engine room have recently left Croatia for Vietnam. The Croatian company Cummis Adriatic was selected for this project, in great competition among global bidders. Many projects are currently underway, a team of Croatian designers from the Trogir company Yacht Design has received an interesting project – a luxury cruiser that should sail in the fleet of Emerald Waterways. A superyacht with a capacity of 100 passengers should start operating in 2021.

Antonov flew from Croatia: He carries a nuclear engine to Russia

One of the world’s largest Antonov 124-100 aircraft, an 84-tonne diesel engine manufactured and overhauled in Karlovac’s Adriadiesel, was shipped from Zagreb on Sunday and will be returned to the Smolensk nuclear power plant.

The engine was delivered to Croatia in August with the same type of aircraft.

Adriadiesel is a manufacturer of this type of motor, which is used to produce electricity in the event of a breakdown and power outage in nuclear power plants. These are four-stroke, medium-speed diesel V engines with 6,600 kW rotating pistons at 600 rpm.

Such generator engines were the last to shut down after the 1984 Chernobyl reactor explosion. They got involved and worked for a few days and then stopped due to a fuel outage.

Adriadiesel board member Tomislav Varga told Hina that the company, with 150 employees, repairs and services emergency engines, producing parts for ADRIA 40 engines, and that it started producing earlier models in the 1970s inside Jugoturbina, and now 50 mainly in Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Adriadiesel is also developing diesel generator sets for new markets for data centers, hospitals, kindergartens and hotels, and intends to include both military and government centers.

Antonov had an accident at the Pleso airport and postponed his flight

One month before the agreed deadline, the service of the diesel engine from the Smolensk nuclear power plant in Russia was completed in Karlovac. It is a spare engine that was produced in Karlovac 40 years ago, and was delivered for regular service this summer.

However, due to a closure accident, the Antonov 124-100 aircraft that came to pick him up did not take off for Russia today. Just before takeoff, the landing gear broke. Takeoff was delayed until the malfunction was repaired.

After three months in the Karlovac service, the 84-ton diesel engine left the Adriadiesel plant last night. This is, says member of the Management Board of Adriadiesel Boris Tolić – a very extensive job in which all parts of the company are involved, from engineering, procurement, controlling, assembly and machining. The Karlovac company is one of the seven in the world that produce such engines. They have agreed deals worth about 70 million euros for the next few years.

And when it all seemed over, an accident happened when the plane closed. The landing gear of one of the largest aircraft in the world cracked. Although our company performed the service before the planned deadline, it seems that the engine will not reach the final destination, the Russian nuclear power plant, so quickly.

Antonov 124-100 from NPP Smolensk delivered an emergency unit for overhaul

On Monday, 19.08. from NPP Smolensk in Russia, an engine manufactured in the Adriadiesel factory, former Jugoturbina, was delivered for overhaul 42 years ago.

After 42 years, the time has come for a complete overhaul of this 84-tonne engine, and the said overhaul should be completed by the end of the year.

Since its inception, Adriadiesel has delivered a total of 80 such engines, mostly in the Eastern Bloc of Europe.

Antonov 124-100 from NPP Smolensk delivered an emergency unit for overhaul

It is a 600 kW engine at 50 rpm, which was produced in 1978 under the license of the Swiss Sulzer as part of Jugoturbina’s Diesel Engine Factory.

The engine has been running continuously for 42 years, and now the time has come for a complete overhaul.

Society division plan

In accordance with Art. 550.g paragraph 2 of the Companies Act, Plan for the division of the company ADRIADIESEL d.d. with the establishment of the new company ADRIADIESEL GREEN ENERGY joint stock company for the construction and overhaul of sustainable energy plants was published on the company’s website from which it can be downloaded free of charge.

By the end of the year, 4 EU tenders for development projects worth 1.5 billion kuna

By the end of the year, the EU plans to announce 4 innovation tenders worth as much as 1.5 billion kuna.

More attached:EU sredstva za inovacije i razvoj

Damen Unveils 1st Approved 3D Printed Propeller

‘Dutch Damen Shipyards Group’ has unveiled and presented its 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller. The propeller went through rigorous testing process which was verified by Bureau Veritas. The project was the result of a collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen.

Prototype was printed in 298 layers, and will be a part of the research for Stan Tug 1606 vessels.

MSC Cruises Takes Delivery of MSC Seaside

MSC Cruises has taken delivery of MSC Seaside from Fincantieri. The ship is 323 meters long, 41 meters wide and will be able to carry 5,179 passengers. Fincantieri will also construct MSC Seaview, which is slated for delivery in June 2018.

MSC Seaside is the largest ship so far built in Italy.

d’Amico Sells MR Tanker

Company d’Amico Tankers has signed memorandum of agreement for the sale of 2005-built MR tanker. The 48,700 dwt tanker was built by Japan’s Imabari Shipbuilding. The vessel would be sold for a price of USD 14.1 million.

Navios Containers Takes Delivery of the First Panamax

Company Navios Maritime Containers has taken delivery of the first of four 2008-built Panamax ships. Panamax APL Denver is a part of the agreement in which Navios agreed to acquire four containerships for a price of USD 96.8 million. As informed, the vessels are expected to be delivered by mid-December.

Navios Containers will operate a fleet of 20 vessels.

Euronav Sells VLCC Artois

Euronav has disposed Artois, the oldest carrier in its fleet. Tanker was sold for USD 22 million and it is scheduled to be delivered to its new owner in December.

Euronav’s fleet currently comprises 55 vessels.

Kea Trader Splits in Half

On November 12, on the Durand Reef, containership Kea Trader developed a crack and split in half. Critical break and heavy waves resulted in two units to sink. Now, they are being monitored by two tugs and anti-pollution specialists.

Teekay Tankers Sells Two Aframax Tankers

Teekay Tankers has decided to sell two 1999-built Aframax tankers for USD 12.7 million. One Aframax tanker was already delivered and the other is scheduled to be delivered in the end of November 2017.

Carnival Horizon Completes Sea Trials in the Adriatic Sea

133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, completed its final sea trials in the Adriatic Sea and will then re-position to the US. Carnival Horizon is the newest ship in the fleet which will be able to accommodate more than 6,400 people on board.

Big number of officers, technicians and engineers on board thoroughly tested ship’s sistems.

Scorpio Buys Four Bulkers

Scorpio Bulkers has entered into two agreements to acquire one Kamsarmax and three Ultramax vessels. As informed, the ships will be bought for USD 90 million, and USD 77.1 million will be paid in cash.

All of the Ultramax ships were constructed at Chengxi Shipyard in China.

Pirates Attack Oil Tanker in Nigeria

On November 1. tanker was attacked by armed pirates and managed to escape. The crew secured all access to the vessel and retreated into the citadel. Shortly after, a Naval vessel arrived at the scene causing the pirate group to retreat.
The attack happened ten days after crew members of a Panamax containership Demeter were kidnapped.

MOL and COSCO Confirm Ownership of YAMAL LNG Vessels

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and COSCO Shipping have confirmed ownership of YAMAL LNG carriers. LNG vessels are intended for the Yamal LNG Project, but there were not many details given. The total number of vessels will be increased to 17 in 2020.

GoodBulk Plans to Buy 13 Carriers

GoodBulk Ltd has entered into an agreement to acquire 7 to 13 bulk carriers from CarVal Investors. GoodBulk will pay up to USD 10.5 million for 7 carriers which will be delivered to their owner in year 2017-2018.

GoodBulk has the option to acquire additional 6 Capesize vessels.

Korea Lines orders two bulkers

Korea Lines Corporation has ordered two bulkers and the company would be paying USD 164 million. According to Yonhap, Hyundai Heavy Industries will construct the two vessels and deliver them to a new owner in 2020.

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Delivers Pan Asia Carrier

The Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group delivered to its owners the Pan Asia LNG carrier. The ship is owned by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation. The Pan America, Pan Europe and Pan Africa vessels are currently under construction and are expected to be completed in 2018 and 2019.

Tanker Anchor Pierces Old Test Torpedo

A tanker anchor pierced an old unexploded device and dragged it all the way to Portland. Members of the Royal Navy were dispatched to evacuate the tanker’s crewmembers and release the torpedo.

The torpedo was found in an extremely corroded state and it originates from the 1980s.

 

Tanker Crewmember Medevaced

A crewmember of the Panama-flagged tanker Bochem Oslo was transported for medical assistance. The 39-year-old crewman was suffering from strong chest pains. The ship was anchored ten nautical miles off the Port of Durban.

Bulker grounds in New Brunswick

On 11 October, the Transportation Safety Board bulker carrier SBI Carioca ran aground off the coast of New Brunswick. The vessel hit a shoal but there was no entrance of water into the carrier’s hull or water pollution. The SBI Carioca was sailing from Norfolk to Belledune.

Clipper Group Sells 16 Ships

The Clipper Group company decided on selling 16 vessels as part of a financial agreement. The sale included Clipper’s four multipurpose carriers which will remain under Clipper’s commercial and technical control.

The Clipper Group said that it wanted to simplify its business and close its offices in Stamford, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Beijing.

Franbo Lines Buys Supramax

Franbo Lines bought Supramax from the Taiwan Navigation company. The ship is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2017 and Franbo Lines will pay USD 8.55 million for it. The unnamed Supramax is 15 years old and the company’s largest ship.

TI Europe Underwent Docking Upgrades

The TI Europe tanker owned by Euronav NV recently underwent docking works and upgrades in Shenzhen, China. The tanker was built in 2002 and it is one of two unconverted vessels.

Berge Bulk Buys Berge Toubkal

Berge Bulk bought a new cargo ship which was delivered on 29 September. The newbuilding is equipped with a strong main engine optimized for low-fuel consumption. Berge Toubkal is 300 meters long and 49 meters wide and is the 54th carrier in Berge Bulk’s fleet.

Petredec Adds Two New VLGCs to Its Fleet

Petredec will expand its fleet with two new VLGCs. The vessels will be constructed at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard and delivered to their owner in 2019. Petredec currently operates a fleet of 21 VLGCs.

Fincantieri to Build Cruise Ship in 2018

Fincantieri is planning to construct a new cruiser in Australia. The construction will start in 2018. With his new partner BlueScope Steel, Fincantieri will build ship blocks using new tools and methods. The training activities will lead to the start of production of the Future Frigate in 2020.

Lisa Marie Faces Troubles during Sea Trials

The new Panamax container ship Lisa Marie suffered a mechanical failure during sea trials in China. On 20 September, Lisa Marie suffered a mechanical failure due to stormy weather. The ship had been struggling with 6.4meter waves, but was successfully towed to the Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard.

Sovcomflot, Rosneft Sign Contract for LNG Tankers

The Sovcomflot shipping company and its compatriot Rosneft have signed an agreement on the construction of five LNG Aframax tankers. The tankers will be constructed at the Russia’s Zvezda shipbuilding complex in cooperation with Hyundai Heavy Industries. The vessels are scheduled to start joining the fleet in 2021.

Viking Ocean Cruises Buys Fourth Viking

Viking Ocean Cruises bought a fourth Viking cruiser. The cruiser was constructed by the Italian shipyard Fincantieri, its tonnage is 47,800 tonnes, it has 465 cabins with a total capacity of 1,400 people. The Viking cruiser features advanced technologies for energy saving and safe sailing.

Songa Bulk Buys More Ships

The Norwegian company Songa Bulk has decided to buy more ships. Songa Bulk has recently bought a number of second-hand vessels and entered into an agreement to buy a 2012-built Kamsarmax. The overall addition to Songa Bulk’s fleet consists of no less than 15 vessels.

Egbert Wagenborg Completes Sea Trials

The Egbert Wagenborg transport ship has successfully completed its sea trials. The ship will be delivered to its owner Royal Wagenborg this month, when its christening and naming ceremony are scheduled as well.

Egbert Wagenborg is a 150-meter long multipurpose ship constructed at the Royal Niestern Sander shipyard.

Maersk Sells Maersk Tankers

The Danish company Maersk has signed an agreement to sell Maersk tankers to A.P. Moller Holding. A.P. Moller Holding plans to establish a consortium for the Maersk tanker fleet with the potential partner Mitsui & Co. Ltd. The tankers were sold for USD 1.17 billion.

New World Dream Cruiser Leaves Papenburg

World Dream, the second cruise ship built for the Asian cruise line Dream Cruises, has left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg and will be transported to Eemshaven, Netherlands. The newbuilding will undergo sea trials before it embarks on a voyage to Asia.

Wärtsilä Unveils New Tug Design

The Finnish group Wärtsilä is introducing a new tug design known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series. Using less engine power decreases exhaust emission levels. Hull designs have been optimised for hull resistance and sailing. The company said that, in the future, new tugs would rely more and more on battery propulsion, which suits today’s operational requirements.

Five crew Members Missing After Collision between Dredger and Tanker

Five crew members went missing following a collision between the JBB De Rond 19 dredger and the Kartika Segara tanker. The accident happened on 13 September in Singapore and the search for the missing crew is still in progress. Divers managed to recover two bodies belonging to the dredger’s crew. Of a total of 12 crew members, 7 were rescued.

NTSB to Determine the Cause of El Faro Sinking

The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) will determine the cause of the sinking of El Faro. The decision will be made in a meeting on December 2017. The El Faro sank on 29 September 2015, when it was near the eye of the hurricane Joaquin. All 33 crewmembers perished in the accident. The investigators focused on recovering evidence from the wreckage, i.e. from the voyage data recorder which contained a 30-hour audio recording.

Workers Evacuated from Canaveral Port

The Canaveral port has evacuated its workers and made preparations for the arrival of hurricane Irma. Carnival Cruise Line stated that its ship Carnival Magic would be re-routed to New Orleans to avoid the heavy storm.

Silversea Cruises orders a new cruiser

Silversea Cruises has ordered a new cruiser and entrusted italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction. Shipbuilding contract is worth EUR 310 million. The vessel will feature 40,700 tons and have a capacity to accommodate about 596 passengers.

Catastrophic Irma barrels toward Puerto Rico

The category 5 hurricane Irma has rolled towards the Caribbean, routes are now endangered. The potentially catastrophic hurricane is now the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic. It has been reported that Irma is currently barrelling towards Puerto Rico.

Tekaay holds triple naming ceremony

Teekay held a naming ceremony for its 3 new tankers. The Norse Spirit, the Beothuk Spirit and the Dorset Spirit were officially christened on August 25. Teekay stated that the ships will replace an older vessel which was in service for 15 years.

Pantheon orders two tankers

The Pantheon Tankers shipping company has ordered two tankers. The South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore will construct the vessels and Pantheon will pay USD 33 million for each vessel. The two tankers are scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Ship Finance buys two new tankers

Ship Finance International has purchased two new tankers, SFL Sabine and SFL Trinity. The tankers were constructed by DSME Daehan Shipyard. In addition to purchasing new vessels, Ship Finance also sold two older tankers, the Suezmax tanker Front Brabant built in 1998 and the tanker Front Scilla built in 2000, which were soon delivered to the new owner.

Accident in Turkey

The 1975 Leonardo cargo ship broke in two while anchored off the coast of Kilyos. The fracture was sudden, but all crew members were successfully rescued. The first half of the vessel was removed, while the other remained floating.

Songa buys Kamsarmax

Songa has bought another Kamsarmax. The vessel was built at the Tsuneishi shipyard in Japan in 2014. According to new information, the bulker will be delivered in September 2017.

4 people dead after deadly collision

On August 19 in Iraq, the Royal Arsenal bulker collided with the Al Misbar diving support vessel. At least four people died and seven are missing. After a deadly impact, the Al Misbar sank, taking down 21 crew members. 10 crew members were rescued, but the search for the remaining missing sailors continues.

Robbers board Bulker in Indonesia

Two robbers boarded a bulk carrier in Indonesia. The incident occurred on August 20. In a short time, a warship responded and came to the ship’s aid, but the robbers had already escaped.

Royal 16 crew members rescued

The Philippine military has rescued 5 crew members from the attacked bulk carrier Royal 16. The Philippine military plans to execute further operations against the Abu Sayyaf group.
The bulk carrier was attacked on November 11. Of the 6 men taken, one was killed.

Team Tankers Sells Two Ships

Team Tankers International has finalized the sale of two vessels. The company agreed to sell the Tour Margaux tanker built in 1993. After the quarter of 2017, Team Tankers sold the Sichem Dubai oil tanker built in 2007.

New record set for reaching North Pole

On August 17 2017, the Russian icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy set a new speed record for reaching the North Pole, having completed the journey from Murmansk to the North Pole in 79 hours. The 50 Let Pobedy, which is translated as “50 Years of Victory” is owned by the Russian Federation and is a part of the Murmansk port.

Three bodies of kidnapped sailors recovered

The Philippine military found the bodies of three sailors who were taken by pirates. The bodies abducted were those of the crew of the Royal 16 bulk carrier. The bulk carrier was attacked on November 11 2016.

CSCL Jupiter runs aground in Westerschelde estuary

The 360-meter container ship CSCL Jupiter is now stranded on the Westerschelde estuary in the Netherlands. Help with freeing the container ship is underway as at least 5 tugs have been dispatched to help the CSCL Jupiter pull free. Shipping traffic has been closed.

Damaged US Navy Warship moved for repairs

The US Navy’s damaged USS Fitzgerald is to be moved back to the US after it collided with the ACX Crystal container ship in Japan. The vessel suffered flooding and underwent basic repairs, but it is not capable of sailing on its own.

Zeaborn buys 5 heavy lift vessels

Zeaborn has decided to buy five heavy-lift vessels from Rickmers Holding. Their price is high and the ships in question are the Rickmers Singapore, the Rickmers New Orleans, the Rickmers Jakarta, the Rickmers Dalian and the Rickmers Seoul, which were built in 2003 and 2004. Each of these ships has a market value of USD 7 million. The vessels will be delivered to Zeaborn in late September.

Eagle Bulk trims loss

Eagle Bulk Shipping ended the second quarter of 2017 with a loss of USD 5.9 million, compared to last year’s net loss of USD 22.5 million. Trade has increased and the company accepted the delivery of eight Ultramax vessels from Greenship Bulk.

Overseas Container Line recovering from loss of USD 56.7 million

The Hong Kong carrier Orient Overseas Container Line made a profit of USD 53.6 million in the first half of 2017. The company’s revenue reached USD 2.89 billion in the 6-month period. Compared to 2016, the load factor increased by 1%.

Pirates kidnap five crew members

In Nigeria, five crew members were taken from the Oya 1 cargo vessel which was boarded by armed pirates. The attack occurred approximately 15 nautical miles south-west of Bonny Island, Nigeria. The identity of the attacking vessel has not been revealed

American Navy 3D-prints a submarine prototype

In cooperation with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the American Navy has succeeded in making the first submarine prototype. Engineers and designers will inspect the prototype for possible errors. The printing lasted 4 weeks and the entire project began in August 2016. The prototype is 9 meters long and has an estimated value of approximately 60-70 thousand dollars.

HHI to build 8 carriers for Vitol

The Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has won a contract to build up to eight gas carriers for the Vitol oil trading company. According to the deal, the shipbuilder will construct 2 liquefied petroleum gas tankers. Vitol has the option to order 6 more vessels of the same type. The value of the contract is USD 600 million. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered to their owner in the first half of 2019.

Drewry: Asian market continues to expand

Spot rates in the Asian to Middle Eastern markets are gaining the most traction following the improvement of the container shipments on the route by 1.6%. Despite a bad start of the year, annual trade growth could rebound back by 3%. Drewry said that container ships are needed the most as the number of shipments continues to grow.

Hapag-Lloyd Adds a new Containership to its fleet

The German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has added a new container ship, the Afif, to its fleet. 368 meters long and 51 meters wide, the Afif was delivered in perfect condition. The new large container vessel is the first ship of its class painted in Hapag-Lloyd colors.

ReCAAP, OCIMF to fight against piracy in Asia

The ReCAAP and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost the fight against piracy and robbery against ships in Asia. The first agreement, signed on July 24 in London, would enhance cooperation against maritime crimes.

Fortune Ocean Eyes plans to buy six new bulkers

Fortune Ocean Shipping is looking to expand its fleet with up to six new bulk carriers. The company placed four firm orders with Tianjin Xingang at the price of USD 23.5 million apiece. The contract involves 82,000 dwt Panamax bulkers with a market value of around USD 21.4 million.

Chinese cargo ship sinks, all 12 crew members rescued

The Chinese cargo ship Nan Hui 68 sank on July 23 east of Hong Kong. The cause of the sinking is believed to be shifting of the ship’s cargo amid strong waves and winds. The Nan Hui 68 capsized shortly after. All 12 crew members were rescued.

Domingue’s sinking partly due to inexperienced crew

The inexperience of the crew of the Domingue that sank while assisting a container ship in the port of Tulear was one of the reasons behind the tug’s sinking. The ship’s sinking resulted in two deaths. Domingue’s crew lacked experience in this type of operation. The tug had been connected to CMA CGM Simba’s port quarter to help pull the vessel’s stern off the berth, and sometime after that the Domingue girted and capsized, killing two crew members.

Cargo ship sinks off Vietnam

The VTB 26 cargo ship, carrying 4,700 tons of coal and 13 crew members on board, capsized and sank in the Cua Lo anchorage. The strong waves which were hitting the hull of the ship were caused by a typhoon. According to the latest update, 7 people have been rescued, 3 have been found dead and 3 are still missing.

Traffic stopped in the Bosphorus due to engine problems

On June 5, traffic in the Bosphorus was halted after a malfunction occurred on the engine of a carrier from Malta. The 1986 vessel suffered a sudden breakdown at noon. The lifeboat and tug were sent to help the 79-meter vessel and traffic resumed after the engine failure was rectified.

Rickmers Trust sells nine ships

The financially troubled Rickmers Trust Management will sell nine ships to the Navios company. The remaining 9 of 14 ships will be sold to Navios for USD 54 million. The sale of the first five container ships was completed in late May.

BW Group orders 8 tankers

Through its subsidiary, BW Pacific, BW Group has placed an order for up to eight long-range tankers. The company’s fleet includes 34 tankers, with LR1 newbuildings scheduled for delivery in 2017.

Carrier and tanker collide

The Huayang Endeavour bulk carrier and the Seafrontier oil tanker collided in the Dover Strait in the early morning hours. The tanker was loaded with gasoline and had 27 people on board, while the carrier had 22 people on board. Both vessels were damaged, but there were no injuries or water ingress reported and no pollution.

A tanker sank in Yemen

A rescue operation was launched after the tanker sank on June 26th. The ship originates from Panama and is believed to have been carrying crude oil. The 99-meter-long ship had 14 crew members, 12 of whom are recovering. Despite weather conditions and an oil spill, commercial vessels were unable to use lifeboats.

Panama-Flagged ship is detained in Singapore

The Propel Progress carrier was detained in Singapore. Shortly after the event, the ship was brought to the Eastern Working Anchorage. The reason for the vessel’s detention was not disclosed.

Traffic stopped in the Bosphorus due to engine problems

On June 5, traffic in the Bosphorus was halted after a malfunction occurred on the engine of a carrier from Malta. The 1986 vessel suffered a sudden breakdown at noon. The lifeboat and tug were sent to help the 79-meter vessel and traffic resumed after the engine failure was rectified.

A crew member went missing after the tugboat sank

Three crew members were rescued after a tugboat sank in the Gulf of Mexico, but one person was not found. The vessel sank approximately 30 nautical miles from Marsh Island. The Coast Guard sent 2 planes and 3 helicopters to explore the area. Several vessels joined the operation.

Palmetto State is returning from tests

In 2013 and 2014, NASSCO signed a contract with two companies, APT and SEA-Vista LLC. These two companies designed 8 LNG tankers. The Palmetto State was the last ship to be delivered in June. Palmetto State and other ships are one of the higher quality tankers and with ECO design have 33% higher fuel combustion efficiency.

Polaris Shipping Co. ordered 3 carriers

Polaris Shipping Co. has ordered 3 heavy carriers. The 325,000-ton iron ore carriers will replace aged ships, especially following the recent sinking of the VLOC-Stellar Daisy. Further details of the deal were not revealed and the company could not be reached for comment. Polaris Shipping is currently operating with a fleet of 31 bulk carriers.

Corpus welcomes (VLCC) Anne

The Corpus port has welcomed the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Anne. It is the largest oil tanker ever to call at a Gulf of Mexico port. The 1,093-foot-long ship is capable of holding more than 2 million barrels of oil. The arrival of the VLCC may reflect the port’s commitment to becoming a major exporter in the Permian Basin.

Seatriumph joined the Thenamaris’ fleet

The Seatriumph large carrier has recently joined Thenamaris’ fleet. Construction was completed this month by the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The vessel has a market value of USD 78.04 million.

Suezmax becomes part of the DryShips fleet

Dryships has taken over the new tanker Suezmax. The vessel is the sixth ship they have taken over. Suezmax will be repaid over 5 years, with a daily payment of $ 25,000, with a total cost of about $ 43.1 million. Dryships currently operates a fleet of 32 ships.

Mobile crane collapsed after hitting the dock

While docking in the port of Abidjan, the cargo ship hit port 21 and crashed a mobile crane. It is a Da Zhi vessel that is currently anchored in the port of Abidjan. The owner of the ship is COSCO Bulk Shipping. Operations and works returned to normal.

Diana Shipping adds Kamsarmax

The Greek company Diana Shipping has added Kamsarmax to its fleet. The Astarte, previously known as Seatrust, was bought for USD 22.6 million. It was constructed in 2013 by the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The company expects to take delivery of one Post-Panamax bulker by the end of May 2017.

Explosion in Cartagena – 6 die

Six people died in an explosion at the Cotecmar shipyard in Cartagena and at least 20 people were injured. The explosion occurred on Wednesday, May 17. Three explosions were reported some 15 kilometers from the city and took place while the workers were painting a tanker vessel.

Kamsarmax Joins DryShips’ Fleet

DryShips has taken delivery of the Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier which was constructed in 2014. Under the deals, the Kamsarmax and two other ships are expected to join their new owner during the second part of 2017. Since the beginning of 2017, the company has taken delivery of five vessels and expects to take delivery of twelve more by the end of the year.

Golden Ocean Group Limited takes another tanker

Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has taken delivery of another tanker bought in March. The Q Ioanari is a ship which will now be renamed Golden Ioanari. The ship was constructed by the Hyundai Mipo shipyard in Korea in 2011. Its market value currently stands at USD 19.47 million.

Golden Ocean Group Limited buys two tankers

Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) recently purchased two tankers. Q Myrtalia and Q Shea will be renamed Golden Myrtalia and Golden Shea. This is the third pair of tankers to be purchased by GOGL. The company took over the tankers in late April, a duo featuring Q Sue from 2013 and Q Kaki from 2014. GOGL’s registered capital is $ 6,051,149.60.

Navig8 Chemical Tankers bought the last contracted tanker

The tanker is 159 meters long and 25 meters wide. The vessel was constructed by the Kitanihon Zosen shipyard. The Navig8 Sceptrum is the sixth of six vessels listed in the contract to be delivered to the company. The 16,000-tonne Navig8 Sceptrum tanker is one of two ships priced at $ 54.3 million.

Largest Ship to Visit U.S. Arrives in Savannah port

The COSCO Development has arrived in Savannah port on Thursday after traveling through the expanded Panama Canal from Asia. The vessel is 366 meters long with a beam of 48.2 meters. The COSCO Development is the largest ship to ever visit the coast of the United States. This month, it became the largest ship to transit the Panama Canal Expansion.

DryShips buys new Suezmax Tanker

DryShips Inc. approved the purchase of the Suezmax tanker currently under construction in China. The total cost of the tanker is $ 64 million and the ship will be delivered in May 2017. DryShips said back in April that it aims to expand its current fleet of 21 vessels.

Ultramax Delivered to Eagle Bulk

Eagle Bulk has recently purchased Ultramax MV Southport Eagle. The 2013-built vessel was previously named JS Mississippi. Eagle Bulk Shipping reached an agreement to acquire six Crown-63 Ultramaxes, while an additional 3 ships are contingent upon final approval.

‘GE Shipping’ bought Supramax carrier

The Indian company GE Shipping has taken delivery of a Supramax carrier Jag Rohan. GE Shipping signed a contract with Kambara Kisen to buy the 52,450 dwt vessel in the first part of 2017. According to VesselsValue’s data, the Jag Rohan, previously known as Tenshou Maru, was purchased for USD 9 million. GE Shipping’s current fleet stands at 45 vessels.

d’Amico discusses the sale of ships

D’Amico could sell 3 tankers to Sea World Management. The cost of each tanker is $ 13.5 million. D’Amico earned revenue of $ 16.5 million, up $ 1.7 million from the previous 6 months. By the second half of 2017, the company expects positive results.

Regal Princess Completes Its Paint Job

A video of Regal Princess sailing on the river Elbe has been published on the Internet. The video shows the newly painted Regal Princess sailing on the river Elbe in Germany on April 28. From April 17 to 28, the cruise ship was at the Blohm Voss shipyard in Hamburg for retrofitting. Following its docking, the vessel left Hamburg and set sail for Copenhagen. The Regal Princess if 330 meters long and able to accommodate 3,560 passengers and 1,346 crew members.

Ship Management Corp. takes delivery of Panamax container carrier

The vessel was built by the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries in 2011. According to VesselsValue, the container ship was purchased through an auction procedure for a price of USD 33 million. The Panamax is one of five sister ships bought in late March, which will be delivered to their new owner in 2017. Capital Ship Management is currently operating a fleet of 58 vessels.

Hapag-Lloyd hires Panamax

Hapag-Lloyd chartered the container ship Sagitta Panamax owned by the Greek company Diana Containerships. Sagitta is a container ship manufactured in 2010. The price of renting the boat is $ 9,500 per day and it will be chartered from July 7, 2017 until August 15, 2017. Diana Containership’s fleet currently consists of 12 Panamax container vessels.

Norwegian Joy delivered to the Norwegian cruise line

On April 27, Norwegian Joy was delivered to the Norwegian Cruise Line. The ship weighs 167,725 tons and can accommodate 3,883 passengers. David Herrera, president of the Norwegian Cruise Line, met with heads of Norwegian offices in China to hold a traditional ceremony in honor of the Chinese goddess of the sea, Mazu, seeking the blessing of safe and comfortable travel. The Norwegian Joy is already the fifteenth ship, and the first to be designed to order.

Search for MS Liberty of the Seas crewmember called off

After searching over 5,000 square nautical miles, the United States Coast Guard has called off the search operation for a crew member who went missing from the cruise ship MS Liberty of the Seas. 39-year-old Norman DeCastro went missing on April 24 and was last seen at 1:30 a.m. Involved in the search efforts were the HC-144 airplane and the coast guard cutters Manowar and Pompano.

MS Liberty of the Seas crew member gone missing

A search operation was launched on April 24, when an MS Liberty of the Seas crew member went missing. According to the United States Coast Guard, New Orleans received a report at 4:30 a.m. that a 39-year-old crew member was missing and had last been seen at 1:30. The cutter Manowar, an 87-foot patrol boat, has been deployed to conduct the search operation.

Metrostar orders Aframax tankers from Daehan

The Greek company Metrostar Management Corporation has signed a contract with Daehan to buy 2 Aframax tankers. The tankers will be delivered in 2018, with a price of USD 86 million. The Metrostar previously purchased a very large crude carrier, which is currently under construction. The vessel will be delivered in June 2017.

GE Shipping buys MR Tanker

The company GE Shipping has signed a contract to buy the MR Tanker. The vessel was constructed in 2008 and it will be delivered in the first part of 2018. The MR Tanker will join the fleet of 44 ships, 29 tankers and 15 carriers. It was confirmed that the company will have a fleet of 46 vessels in total.

DHT Holdings buys BW Utik tanker and 11 other ships

Previously known as BW Utik, the ship was bought for 23.2 million dollars. The tanker was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). With a weight of 157,814 tons, the DHT Utik has a length of 332 meters and a width of 58 meters. On March 23, DHT Holdings signed an agreement to buy eleven ships, including two newbuildings for delivery in 2018. “All nine vessels in the water are expected to be delivered during the second quarter of 2017.”

The infamous flood of the Titanic recreated in real time

April 14 marks exactly 105 years since the infamous sinking of the RMS Titanic in which more than 1,500 passengers and crew were killed. To this day, the sinking of the Titanic is one of the most famous catastrophes in history. A video has appeared on the Internet showing the last hours of the vessel in real time. The video has reached 18 million views since it was released a year ago. The video shows the recreation of the Titanic’s sinking in real time, from the impact of the glacier to its impact on the ocean floor about 2 hours and 40 minutes later.

Uruguay Navy assigns new areas

The Uruguay Navy has assigned new areas to be searched. The ship’s remains gave different indications about the possible locations of the Stellar Daisy crew. The Navy said that six ships were continuing the search, but ROU 04 General Artigas has left the search party. The search operation was launched on March 31, after the sinking of the South Korean VLCC carrying 26,003 million tons of ore.

Wärtsilä selected for equipping a construction ship

Wärtsilä was selected to equip the first construction ship to run on liquefied natural gas. The 210-meter-long Orion will have powerful propulsion engines, four 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 46DF engines. It will also have two custom thrusters. Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered in the second half of 2017.

American Hellenic Hull plans to order 4,000 vessels

American Hellenic Hull (AHH), a new company established last year in Cyprus, plans to order 4,000 vessels in the next 3-4 years. Its Chief Executive, Ilias Tsakiris, said that the company had an indicative target of insuring 4,000 vessels by 2020. The AHH already has a fleet of 1,500 vessels from 10 different countries across 3 continents. All types of vessels are included, but most are carriers and tankers.

Tsakos Energy Navigation takes delivery of its new Aframax tanker

Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has taken delivery of its new Aframax tanker Sola TS. The Sola TS is the sixth in a series of nine ships ordered from Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DHMI). TEN has three more Aframax tankers currently under construction, the Stavanger TS, the Oslo TS and the Bergen TS, which will be delivered in the second half of 2017.

Barge capsized, concerns of fuel leaking

A 110-foot freight barge has capsized near the Bay Bridge, San Francisco. The freight barge Vengeance contains 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 300 gallons of hydraulic oil. It is believed that the winds, which reached more than 40 mph during the night, caused the barge to capsize. A Coast Guard helicopter crew is scheduled to conduct an overflight and divers are scheduled to conduct an underwater assessment

Search for the crew of Stellar Daisy continues

The search for the crew of 22 has lasted for two weeks. One American aircraft and two merchant ships joined the search mission on 8 April. That same day, the merchant ship Anna Maria found two life vests, but no sign of survivors. The 1993-built Stellar Daisy was on its way to China and was carrying 260,003 million tons of ore.

HMM orders 10 new big carriers

The Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has signed a document with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) on the building of 10 big carriers. Chang-keun Yoo, president of the HMM, stated: “We currently operate with 12 VLCCs, which have been foundational to stable profits. We thought this year is the right time to order new VLCCs.” A final agreement with DSME will be concluded by the end of July.

World’s first ship tunnel closer to construction

The Norwegian ship tunnel project is getting closer to construction. The Norwegian government submitted the National Transport Plan 2018-2029, which proposes the planning of the ship tunnel. About 163 million euro have been earmarked for the first half of the project. The project’s full cost is projected to be about 293 million euro. The tunnel will be 1.7 kilometers long, 50 meters high and 36 meters wide. After several procedures, it will be presented to the Parliament.

Maersk Genoa Collides with freighter Dan Fighter

The containership Maersk Genoa has collided with the freighter Dan Fighter on 4 April in the Netherlands. After the collision, the Maersk Genoa has suffered a breach above the water level. No pollution or container loss has been reported.

New information about Stellar Daisy

The cargo ship Stellar Daisy sank on March 31 in the South Atlantic. There were 24 crew members on board, and only two were rescued. Lifeboats were discovered, but no one was in them. The Uruguayan navy said it noticed debris and a strong smell of fuel. It was confirmed that the ship was halved in two and sank 3,700 kilometers offshore.

Desgagnés takes delivery of first dual-fuel carrier

The Canadian company Desgagnés has accepted the order for the ship Damia Desgagnés, the world’s first dual-fuel carrier, which would be its first delivery to Turkey. The Damia Desgagnés is scheduled around 10 April and will most likely first be delivered in Europe before heading to North America. The Damia Desgagnés has the Wärtsila 5RT-flex 50DF engine, developing a power output of 5,450 kW. The vessel can be powered by heavy fuel oil, marine diesel oil or liquefied natural gas.

Siemens has secured orders to supply a total of 12 gas turbines

Siemens announced it has secured orders to supply a total of 12 gas turbines for 4 power plants in Argentina. The six SGT-A65 TR gas turbines will form the heart of two plants in the cities of Luján and Matheu, and the other six SGTs-800 are meant for two power plants in Las Palmas and San Pedro. The companies will operate the plants with the support of Siemens.

Siemens has secured orders to supply a total of 12 gas turbines

Siemens announced it has secured orders to supply a total of 12 gas turbines for 4 power plants in Argentina. The six SGT-A65 TR gas turbines will form the heart of two plants in the cities of Luján and Matheu, and the other six SGTs-800 are meant for two power plants in Las Palmas and San Pedro. The companies will operate the plants with the support of Siemens.

First LNG Aframax Tankers

The Hyundai Heavy Industries group said it recently won a $240 million order for the first LNG Aframax tanker (LNG – liquefied natural gas). The vessels are to be the world’s first LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers. The ships will measure 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height. By running on LNG, tankers can emit 90 percent less sulphur oxides, 80 percent less nitrogen oxides, and 15 percent less carbon dioxide. They are scheduled to be delivered in 2018.

Delivered the largest container ship in the world

Mutsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) said the world’s largest container ship, the ‘MOL Triumph’, has finally been delivered. ‘MOL Triumph’ is the first of 6 in the fleet. 400 meters long and 58.8 meters wide, the MOL Triumph is the largest container ship in the world. The container ship will set sail from Xingang in April 2017 and head to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore. All ships will be equipped with technology for increased propeller and rudder efficiency, and an improved hull body will also reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a contract to power Navy vessels

The shipbuilder Navantia has chosen MAN engines to power new ships. The vessels were ordered by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Every vessel will have two MAN 18V 32/40 main engines and four MANs 7L21/31, which will be delivered at the end of 2017 and the middle of 2018.

Siemens launches SGT-A45 TR gas turbine

The new SGT-A45 TR gas turbine is meant for mobile power generation. Turbine’s power is 44 MW. Siemens said the turbine could be installed in less than two weeks. Every unit was examined and tested in order to verify its performance. According to the Siemens’ statement, the turbine provides significantly more electrical output than models currently on the market. The turbine can run on gas or liquid fuels.

MAN 48/60CR engines chosen for new Tanker Series

US Navy has chosen Fairbanks Morse MAN 12V48/60CR engines for a new series of 17 vessels, 15 of them tankers. Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine said: “The U.S. Navy knows our 48/60 engine very well, especially our L48/60A variant. 48/60CR is the next generation of this proven engine with a further optimised performance featuring improved fuel-efficiency, reduced emissions and increased reliability”. Delivery of the first tanker will be in 2020.

Sunken ferry is removed from Piraeus

A sunken ferry, which was an eyesore, was located near the central harbour of Piraeus and after 11 months it has been removed. The Greek ferry ‘Panagia Tinou’ was built in the year 1972 and it is well known that it was a danger for the environment. The ferry was tilted at 40 degrees, the hull was damaged and there was a danger of leaking fuel.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings signed a deal

The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings signed a deal with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of four new cruise ships. Four next generation ships are scheduled for delivery in the years 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025. The 140,000 ton cruise ships will be able to accommodate about 3,300 guests.

MAN PrimeServ has signed a contract for the maintenance of the ‘Teekay Shipping’ vessel

MAN Diesel & Turbo Division MAN PrimeServ has signed a contract to maintain the ‘Teekay Shipping’ vessel. The new KUM (Engine Management Concept) is a contract for the maintenance of the ‘Oak Spirit’, ‘Creole Spirit’ and ‘Torben Spirit’ vessels, one of the Teekay 173.40-m3 LNG carrier series. The contract covers spare parts commission, maintenance management and 2 × 5G70ME-GI engine service for each vessel.

New two-stroke multi-fuel combustion ME-GIE engine

ME-GIE is the world’s first engine that can burn more gas, including volatile organic compounds. ME-GIE was originally designed for the combustion of ethane gas, but the research has revealed that it is possible to operate the engine on volatile organic compounds. It was manufactured by MAN Diesel & Turbo, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Mitsui-MAN B&W 7G50ME-C9.5-GIE is the first engine in a series of three.

Diesel engine crisis

On a presentation at the Geneva Motor Show, a discussion was made about the dropping popularity of diesel engines. Cities like Paris and Stuttgart have decided to ban diesel cars. Although diesel engines were never the primary source of pollution, they were a part of smog creation. Volvo, a car maker that decided to build 4-cylinder engines, is the prime example of how smaller engines with added electrification can compensate power and still be a cleaner solution for the environment. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson stated that the diesel engine production will continue. Volvo’s first electric car will be introduced in 2019.

MAN’s offer for yachts

MAN offers compact and powerful diesel engines for yachts, from 537 kW to 1,397 kW (730 hp to 1,900 hp). All MAN’s engines produce high power with very low fuel consumption. The engines are ready for installation after which MAN will examine and test the engines. The ship-owner will also receive a guarantee.

MAN Diesel & Turbo to maintain engines for the Sund power plant

MAN Diesel & Turbo will maintain four MAN 9L51/60 engines for the Sund power plant on the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. Four-stroke engines will increase the power plant output near the capital Tórshavn and will run on heavy fuel oil to generate electricity and heating. MAN engines will produce electricity, while the residual heat from the engines will also be utilized for heating power. With a total output of 37 MW, Sund is the largest thermal power plants on the Faroe Islands.

MAN engines for commercial vehicles

For buses, MAN Truck & Bus offers effective diesel engines with a power span of 110 kW to 471 kW in Euro 6c, EEV, Euro 5, Euro 4 and Euro 3rd exhaust stages. For construction site vehicles and special vehicles, MAN offers powerful and quiet engines which guarantee efficiency and durability.

New ME-GIE engine uses VOCs as Fuel

The world’s first ME-GIE ethane combusting two-stroke engine has been delivered from MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) in Japan. The Mitsui-MAN B&W 7G50ME-C9.5-GIE is the first engine in a series of three. Further research has led to new possibilities for this engine, leading to exciting new prospects for multi-fuel combustion, including combustion of waste gas.

Audi brings V6 surprise at the Geneva Motor Show 2017

At the Geneva Motor Show in 2017, OEM has debuted its all-new V6 bi-turbo TFSI, which will power the new RS 5 Coupé. The TSFI bi-turbo unit produces 450 ps with 1,900 to 5,000 rpm. The V6 reaches 99 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, and holds a maximum speed of 280 km/h. The V8 proved to be a very powerful and efficient engine.

Ford may have to close more than 1,100 jobs

Ford may have to close more than 1,100 jobs at the Bridgend power plant in Wales by 2021. According to the reports, Ford plans to reduce its staff from 1,850 to 600 and increase the production in the next five years. The plant is currently working on the popular Ford EcoBoost engine, as well as the V8 and V6 engines.

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has widened the Vorhafen entrance

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has widened the Vorhafen entrance, allowing more space for larger vessels such as cruisers and ferries. The project has allowed for easier management of large vessels in Tollerort region. In addition, the maximum width of the vessel, which was limited to 32.3 meters, has changed to 40 meters. Jens Meier, the HPA CEO, said that the Vorhafen entrance will now bring positive results in vessel traffic and safety.

Seaspan Reliant coming from Sedef shipyard

The Seaspan Reliant ferry is anchored in Tilbury dock in Delta, British Columbia. The ferry was built by ‘Sedef Shipyard’ in Istanbul. Seaspan Reliant arrived home from the shipyard after an 8-week journey that spanned a total of 10,661 miles. A 148.9 m ferry will go through regular inspections before it is put to sail in April 2017. A thorough training of the crew was concluded in March 2017. Seaspan Ferries Corporation currently operates a fleet of seven ferries and supplies more than 50 % of all cargo to Vancouver Island.

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering received a contract to build two carriers

The order for two LNG carriers is worth 362.9 million dollars. The contract was signed late in February and the shipbuilder is scheduled to deliver the new vessels by the end of August, 2019. The vessels with the total capacity of 300,000 dwt were cancelled last year, and now they will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).

M.W Asheim operates under harsh weather conditions

Loppa Legeskyssbåter’s ambulance vessel M.W Asheim operates under harsh weather conditions in northern Norway. When the roads are closed and no aircraft or helicopter can fly due to the weather, M.W Asheim is the only ambulance resource who can transport acute patients from Alta to Hammerfest. This happens every winter. M.W Asheim is 18 meters long and 6 meters wide. It can operate under harsh conditions with a maximum speed of 23.7 knots.

Siemens to supply Saudi Arabia with five gas turbines

Siemens has received an order for five F-class gas turbines for a CHP plant in Saudi Arabia. With an electrical generating capacity of 1,500 MW, the power plant will supply 400 MW of electricity and process steam to a new natural gas extraction plant in Fadhili. The additional 1,100 MW will be sufficient to supply power to 1.1 million households in Saudi Arabia. Siemens’ scope of supply includes 5 SGT6-5000F gas turbines, 5 SGen6-1000A generators, SPPA-T3000 control system, as well as assembly and commissioning on site.

USCG awarded five contracts for a polar icebreaker

The USCG (United States Coast Guard) has awarded five firm fixed-price contracts to carry out the design, research and analysis of the polar icebreaker. The final value of the offer amounts to $ 20 million. The contracts were won by Bollinger Shipyards, Fincantieri Marine Group, General Dynamics / NASSCO, Huntington Ingalls and VT Halter Marine. The studies are expected to take 12 months. The USCG plans to release a draft request for proposal (RFP) for detail design and construction by the end of fiscal year 2017.

The new generation of ‘McLaren Super Series’

The second-generation McLaren Super Series will be unveiled on March 7 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. The new units will be constructed similar to the first-generation M838T, and could reach 200 km/h in just 7.8 seconds. “The new 4-liter M840T is an outstanding engine that drives an exceptional supercar, and is able to go a mile in 10.3 seconds.” said McLaren Super Series Director, Haydn Baker. More details about the second generation of McLaren Super Series, including the engine and its specifications, will be revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Problems continue in the transport industry

When Hanjin Shipping Co. entered bankruptcy last year, many ships with thousands of crew members and billions of dollars worth of goods were stranded in ports around the world. The failure of such large companies has affected many corporations, especially those for which Hanjin was a part of the traffic and transport chain. Marine transport is one of the main ways of international trade and economics. In Singapore, the captain Sundeep Khera describes the current state of the industry as “The Perfect Storm”, explaining that ships are larger, there are more of them and still have enough cargo to be transported.

Engine market could reach 13.53 billion dollars – forecast for 2021

Marine engine market could reach 13.53 billion US dollars by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 3.85 % from 2016 to 2021. Increased demand for commercial vessels and rise in the ship-building industry will drive the growth in the marine engines market. Commercial vessels including bulk cargo carriers, gas carrier vessels, and pleasure vessels will have an increased demand largely due to economic recovery in China. Asia-Pacific will dominate the marine engines market largely due to rise in ship-building activity in China, South Korea, and Japan. The marine engines market is dominated by global players which include MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (Germany), Wärtsilä (Finland), Caterpillar, Inc. (U.S.), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan) and Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (Germany).

‘Tropical Shipping’ commissioned MAN Diesel and Turbo Package

‘Tropical Shipping’, the largest supplier of reliable solutions to the Bahamas and Caribbean, has ordered a series of MAN propulsion packages in China to complement an expansion of its vessel fleet.
The company has ordered 4 × 1,100-teu container vessels, each equipped with an MAN B&W 6S60ME-C8.5 main engine, complete with TCA66-21 turbocharger and an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) module to achieve Tier III compliance. The propulsion package also features 3 × MAN 6L23/30 Holeby GenSets with MAN TCR14 turbochargers, as well as the latest generation of CP propellers, the VBS1550-5 Mk5, which is a five-bladed design combined with the MAN Alpha rudder-bulb concept. The order by Tropical Shipping’s is planned to be delivered by the middle of 2018.

MAN Diesel and Turbo producing energy for the King Abdullah Port

Three MAN 18V32/40 generator sets are supplying the electricity for the crane facility at King Abdullah Port – the most modern port in Saudi Arabia. After successful commissioning by MAN Diesel & Turbo, the facility was handed over to the customer ESDM (Energy Solutions Developers and Managers). The three units run on marine diesel oil and function as generator sets supplying a total of approximately 26 MW of electricity to the crane facility. The King Abdullah port is the fastest growing port in the world and the largest project in Saudi Arabia.

MAN Diesel CHP to replace coal plants in China

Germany’s MAN Diesel & Turbo is supplying a compact gas turbine package for a decentralized CHP plant in China which will replace a coal-fired power station. The company will collaborate with Chinese firm Guangdong Liyu New Energy Science & Technology to deliver the plant for ENN Ubiquitous Energy Network Technology, a subsidiary of the ENN Group, one of the largest private energy companies in China. The plant will run on a MAN MGT-series gas turbine, which will produce approximately 6 MW of power and 12 MW of heat for an industrial zone in Huai’an in Jiangsu province.

Octopus for harmful gases

ABB Octopus marine software will be installed on three new Torvald Klaveness vessels to meet upcoming emissions regulations. The Octopus reporting software is in line with the IMO Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and supports future EU monitoring, as well as monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) rules. Octopus collects information from marine sensors and provides insight into key efficiency parameters, such as fuel consumption, enabling Klaveness to optimize its fleet.

Diesel engine sales in Western Europe

Sales of diesel engines in Western Europe will reach $ 58 billion by 2020. Sales from 2010 to 2015 were less than expected, but now an increase is expected. According to analyst Gleb Mytko, manufacturers operating in the region will boost equipment output, causing related diesel engine demand to rise. Furthermore, manufacturers of durable goods in Western Europe are expected to increase their use of newly developed, state-of-the-art diesel engines between 2015 and 2020.

Hyundai Heavy Industries to change propeller weight by 2018

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is setting its sights on developing 25% lighter propellers by 2018. Propellers will be made of composite material so as not to lag behind the global technology. HHI has also held a ceremony for the 5000-th propeller which weighed 77 tons.

Hyundai Heavy Industries produced their 5000th propeller

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) held a production ceremony for its 5,000th propeller at its Ulsan factory. The 5000-th propeller has 10.6 meters in diameter and weighs 77 tons. Since the production of its first propeller in 1985, HHI has achieved major production milestones with 100th propeller in 1987, 1,000th in 1999 and 2,000th in 2005. HHI also won Guinness World Record for the heaviest propeller in 2001 with a 102 ton propeller.

Siemens prints blades in 3D technology

Siemens stated that it has achieved success finishing the tests for loading gas turbines. The turbine blades were produced by Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. The company successfully validated multiple AM printed turbine blades with a conventional blade design at full engine conditions. This means the components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, Siemens tested a new blade design with a completely revised and improved internal cooling geometry manufactured using the AM technology. The project team used blades manufactured at its 3D printing facility at Materials Solutions, the newly acquired company in Worcester, UK.

MT30 gas turbine passes a crucial test

Rolls-Royce’s MT30 gas turbine has achieved a major milestone for a contract to power the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multipurpose amphibious vessel. The company has successfully completed the factory acceptance test for the vessel’s first MT30 gas turbine. The vessel will be built by Fincantieri and Rolls-Royce was selected to provide two MT30 gas turbines to power the new 20 000 tonne vessel. The boat dock for helicopters will be built at the shipyard of Castellammare di Stabia. MT30 turbine produces 36 to 40 MW, and are also installed in ships HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales

Gallery of the first diesel engine

On February 2, a photo gallery of the first diesel engine was published and received a large number of hits in just a few hours. Tourcloud was entitled “The First Diesel Engine“ and had 33.5 kW. It is kept in the Maschinenfabrik Augsburg museum in Augsburg, Austria. 1894/97. – Made two prototypes. 1923 – Made Tourcloud with 33.5 kW. 1936 – Testing engines are completed.

Middle East Electricity Exhibition

‘Middle East Electricity’ (MEE) is a large exhibition in the region for the energy industry, which represents the creation, distribution and transmission of electric energy sectors, including renewable and nuclear energy. The exhibition will open on February 14 and last until February 16, 2017. It will be organized by the Ministry of Energy and the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. A large number of visitors is expected on the first day.

MAN Cryo selected for LNG fuel system

MAN Cryo was selected to deliver an LNG fuel system to an Italian ferry. The LNG supply system consists of a 150 m3 vacuum-insulated storage tank, with auxiliary equipment, including an LNG vaporizer, pressure build-up unit, bunker station and heat exchanger. The MAN Cryo system will supply gas to the ferry´s three dual-fuel propulsion engines and is scheduled for delivery in November 2017. The 133-m long and 21.5-m wide ferry will have a capacity of up to 290 cars on two vehicle decks, and 1,500 passengers.

MAN Diesel receives a contract for a power plant engine in Germany

MAN Diesel & Turbo is working on a 30 MW gas tank engine that will supply EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg. The plant is located in Stuttgart-Gaisburg and will be run by the three MAN’s MAN 20V35/44G gas engines. EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg is conducting an extensive modernization, and will build a facility for heat storage system and a boiler system. All new installations will be operational by the end of 2018.

Doosan Engine passes 100 million bhp milestone

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s licensee, Doosan Engine Co., Ltd., held a ceremony in Changwon, Korea on January 20th to celebrate the production of 100 million two-stroke bhp. The milestone was achieved with the successful test operation of an MAN B&W 11G95ME-C (103,000 hp) engine, the world’s most powerful engine. Thomas Knudsen, Head of Low-Speed, led a company delegation to Korea, said, “There have been a lot of major milestones to celebrate at Doosan Engine, and there will undoubtedly be many more. But for now, I would just say congratulations on the 100 million bhp – and we are looking forward to the 100 million kW mark!” Knudsen expects sales in the market to grow as more regions attain a higher level of economic development.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries opens an oil and gas division

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) opened a specialized division for oil and gas within the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc. (Mhia). Some groups are engaged in combining the functions of various products such as compressors and gas turbines. “Many of MHI’s leading technologies trace their origins back to the U.S.” said MHI President Shunichi Miyanaga. “We are pleased to be able to offer the technologies we have honed in Japan to customers in the U.S. from a local base.” The newly opened division will focus on identifying, developing, and leading business opportunities for turbomachinery and engineered solutions. MHI Group has 7,300 employees in more than 100 offices and factories located in 30 states across the U.S.

USCG approves Global Maritime

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a leading provider of offshore marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services, has been approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide Subchapter M compliance services as a Third Party Organization (TPO). Global Maritime will offer a comprehensive suite of services to all towing vessel operators looking to comply with Subchapter M guidelines with its expertise. Towing vessel operators will also be able to utilize Global Maritime’s GM Inspect software toolkit that provides for absolute consistency in checklists, reports and standardized inspections. Subchapter M of the US Code of Federal Regulations outlines new standards on the inspection, auditing, and safety policies of towing vessels greater than 26 feet or those engaged in the movement of oil or hazardous materials in bulk.

Offshore West Africa

The first month of this year is coming to it’s end, and Offshore West Africa is the only conference and exhibition of oil, fuel and engine in the region. The 2016 event attracted about 3,000 people from more than 35 countries. The 2017 conference and exhibition starts on 24 January and lasts until 26 January at Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. The organizer, PennWell Corp., expects a large number of visitors, as was the case last year.

Captive Power for Saudi Enterprise

MAN Diesel & Turbo has been ordered to deliver two 18V32/40 engines to drive a captive power plant at the Al-Watania Poultry chicken farm in Saudi Arabia. Engines will have a special design which will adapt as much as it can to the environment. The engines will run on crude oil as a main fuel and use Diesel Oil during startup. Alfred Kuhse controller from Germany is specialized in the control of technology and solutions, and has found excellent equipment for the engines. Located in the north of Saudi Arabia, in the Qassim district, not far off the capital Riad, Al Watania Poultry is the biggest chicken farm in the MENA region. It produces 575.000 chickens and one million table eggs per day. Sufficient electrical power is provided by 14 power plants with a combined capacity of 95.7 MW. The new MAN engines are part of the company’s plans to more than double the overall installed power generation capacity on site within the next five years.

SimpleFuel Wins a Million-Dollar Prize

The United States Department of Energy declared SimpleFuel the winner of one million USD in the H-Prize competition. The competition was launched in 2014, inviting the American innovators to make an on-site system for producing hydrogen that can be used in homes, community homes, small businesses, or similar locations. SimpleFuel’s domestic-size device can charge a vehicle with one kilogram of hydrogen in 15 minutes, using hydrogen produced by electrolysis, with a cost-effective design that minimizes the “ecological footprint” of the device. SimpleFuel began as a collaboration between three major companies: Ivys Energy Solutions (Massachusetts), McPhy Energy N.A. (Massachusetts), and PDC Machines (Pennsylvania).

First Chinese Motor Train with MAN Engine in Europe

At the end of year 2014, the MAN Engines company delivered eight V 12 engines to the CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. company . The company is also the first Chinese manufacturer of diesel railcars (DMUs), designed for the needs of a European railway company, which placed the DMU units in operation in the second quarter of 2016. MAN D2862 LE633 engines have an output of 588 kW (800 HP) at 1,800 rpm, and are in accordance with the current requirements of EU Stage IIIB emission standards, thanks to the SCR system for exhaust aftertreatment (selective catalytic reduction). Each traction unit is equipped with a motor located under the floor, in the Voith RailPack 600 DH system with a T212 gearbox, while the accompanying cooling system is mounted on the roof of the unit.

103,000 Horsepower MAN Engine Installed on the MSC Jade

The newest container ship Jade, owned by MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) has been placed into operation, powered by the biggest and most powerful engine built by MAN Diesel & Turbo. MAN B & W 11G95ME-C9.5 is a two-stroke engine type selected for this ship, which was built and delivered by the South Korean organization DSME. The engine, built by the Doosan company in Korea, according to MAN’s specifications, has the capacity of 75,570 kW, i.e. 103,000 HP. In addition, the MSC Jade has four MAN L32/40 auxiliary engines installed, each of which is equipped with the MAN NR34/S turbocharger. The engine is the first in a series of six that have been ordered, with a trial run scheduled for June.

MAN 28/33d STC Engines Selected by Eastern Shipbuilding for the United States Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter Programme

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) will use MAN 28/33d STC engines as main propulsion in their new offshore patrol cutter programme. The programme is envisaged as a replacement for 13 vessels of the “Famous” class and 14 vessels of the “Reliance” class, which makes this order the biggest in the history of the United States Coast Guard. The MAN 28/33d STC engine offers compact power and stands out amongst other engines because of its high ratio of output to weight. All the engines are in full compliance with the applicable environmental protection standards and Tier 2 regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency. Maintenance costs and servicing downtime are low thanks to high engine availability.

UNESCO Boarding the Energy Observer – the First Hydrogen-Powered Vessel

The Energy Observer counts on UNESCO’s support in the fulfilment of its mission of promoting renewable energy sources and raising awareness. The vessel will sail from 2017 to 2020, making 101 stops in ports, national parks and big cities worldwide and not using a single gram of fossil fuel. Powered by renewable energy sources and hydrogen, the Energy Observer will leave its home port of Saint-Malo in the spring, and afterwards embark from Paris on a journey around the world, for the purpose of testing transitional energy solutions in real conditions, raising awareness and promoting sustainable development research.

New Gas Power Plant to Save Up to 60,000 Tonnes of CO2 per Year

MAN Diesel & Turbo ordered the construction of a gas power plant with a 30 MW engine from the Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) company. The combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Stuttgart-Gaisburg will use three MAN 20V35 gas engines, which will not only supply electric energy, but also an additional 30 MW of district heating. The factory in Gaisburg is based on the recently implemented energy cogeneration concept of the MAN Diesel & Turbo company. The factory’s modular concept allows for its scaling from 7 MW up to any size. The high level of standardisation also enables fast planning of the delivery time. The plant is scheduled to be placed in operation in 2018.

MAN Yacht Engines Win International Award

The MAN Engines company seated in Germany announced that its i6-800 and i6-730 marine engines won the Red Dot international award for quality and design. An independent professional panel took into account factors such as innovations, functionalities and eco-friendliness. In a speech after the award ceremony, Head of MAN Marine Engines Claus Benzler said: “With the introduction of the i6, we now have a MAN engine which no longer purely represents reliability and performance. The design of the i6 engine is extraordinary. It is the “icing on the cake” for luxury yachts, and next to dynamics, it also brings aesthetics to the engine room.”. MAN introduced the latest 6-cylinder engines in December 2015, with the aim of equipping yachts, sports vessels and fishing vessels. The MAN i6-800 has an output of 588 kW, while the smaller MAN i6-730 has an output of 537 kW. They are equipped with modern common rail injection systems with up to 1800 bar.

New MAN Engines for Ultra-Large Vessels

MAN Diesel & Turbo has added three new engines to its programme of ultra-large engines, intended for, among other types of vessels, ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) and feeder vessels. The engines are of optimized weight, in comparison to their Mk 9 siblings, and represent a new design for the Mk 10 platform of the portfolio. The key feature of the new platform is the development of the top controlled exhaust valve and the booster valve (the fuel booster injection valve component). The new units are: MAN type B & W G90ME-C10, 6,240 kW per cylinder; MAN type B & W S60ME-C10, 2,490 kW per cylinder; MAN type B & W S70ME-C10, 3,430 kW per cylinder. This is the first time that the fuel booster injection valve has been used for such a purpose. It was a pilot project installed on a container ship only six months before it was placed on the market.

Sulzer Obtains Unique Oil Separation Technology from Wärtsila

Sulzer has signed a binding contract on the purchase of VIEC from Wärtsila. The VIEC (Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer) currently has 13 employees and is established in Asker, Norway. VIEC’s patented technology separates oil from water in a highly efficient way and considerably cuts costs due to its exclusive design, which places it inside the ship. It is suitable for offshore and onshore installations and for the improvement of the quality of oil and produced water. This trusted technology was delivered to more than 40 clients over the last 15 years.

First Ship with an Ultra-Long-Stroke Engine

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced that the MAN B&W 7G80ME-C9.2 engine passed its first test. MAN Diesel & Turbo declared that the tests proceeded as expected and that great success was achieved. The engineers of the MAN Diesel & Turbo company had a significant role in the testing processes, from the first ignition of the engine to the final check of its components. The buyer of the engine Almi Tankers stated that this was the first of the two ordered engines. The other engine will be delivered in December this year.

Supplying an icebreaker

MAN Diesel and Turbo has been selected to supply a new icebreaker. The main plan is the production of a new engine for the ‘Australian Antarctic Division’s (AAD). 2 x 16V32 / 44CR main engines, which produce 9,600 kW, have been selected due to their efficiency in fuel degradation and design, which can be adapted to the environment. The engines have shown no problems during the testing at -30 ° C and extended missions. ‘Serco Defence’ has been selected for the provision of parts of the ship, and the design is by ‘Damen Shipyards Naval Shipbuilding’ (DSNS). The completion of the construction is planned for 2020.

Crankshaft Made from Diesel Engine

A diesel engine with 10 cylinders and 100,000 horsepower has recently been installed in a locomotive Considering that in America 99% of locomotives are diesel-electric hybrids, the ‘GE Evolution Series’ locomotive holds about 5,000 gallons of diesel. The effectiveness of fuel for trains is measured in tonne-miles, and the length of trains produces different results. For instance, in 2009, CSX trains have reached an average of 468 miles per gallon per tonne, which means that trains can travel anywhere, from 6,000 to 16,000 tonnes. The locomotive, which is currently in operation, shows promising results.

Diesel Fuel Prices Going Up in 2017

In the last year, the sales of diesel fuel have gone considerably down. The advancing USA economy has set a limit on the production of oil. The production limit for fuel will significantly increase the sales of diesel fuel, and of course, ensure an increase in next year’s fuel prices. “We were blessed with low diesel prices in the last few years, but we will aim for higher prices next year,” said Phil Flynn, analyst at Price Futures Group Chicago (PFGC).

Restoring antiques

Recently, a video has been published showing the ignition of a very old two-stroke diesel engine, made by the Swiss company Sulzer in the early 20th century. Despite its old age, the engine features a great, very strong and effective design. Today it can be ignited just like the first time, but unfortunately it is a great environment-pollutant. The big engine weighs about 15 tonnes, and features 100 horsepower. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information available about the engine, since the restoration and tests are still in process.

Shipyards Struggling with Financial Difficulties

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy Industries (010140.KS) (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) are struggling with setting their business goals for next year. The three shipyards are facing poor business circumstances in 2017, especially when it comes to their finances. Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME) will try to achieve this year’s profits amounting to about USD 6.2 trillion. The shipyard is expected to receive orders worth USD 10.8 billion, but these have been postponed until June. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as DSME plans to achieve a target in the amount of USD 9.5 trillion. HHI, DSME and SHI are projecting some losses for next year. These shipyards have earned about USD 1.9 billion in 1997 and 2017 could be similar.

The first methanol – fueled tanker

The first methanol-fuel tanker, Lindanger, was manufactured by the Hynudai Mipo shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The newly built vessel is the first methanol-fuelled vessel ever. It features a Hyundai – B&W 6G50ME-9.3 ME-LGI two-stroke 10,320 kW engine and can be propelled by methanol, fuel oil, diesel fuel, and gas fuel. Lindanger is the first of 7 vessels in the series which will be authorised by Waterfront Shipping by the end of 2016. Width: 32.2m Depth: 19.1 m Capacity: 49.999 dwt Speed: 15.8 knots Main engine: Hyundai – B&W 6G50ME-9.3 LGI Power: 10.320 kW at 100 rpm

Electric drive by the end of 2017

Two ferries that will sail to Denmark and Sweden will use electric powered propulsion by the end of 2017. The Öresund Dry Docks, in Landskrona, Sweden, have been selected to modernize the two ferries. M/F Tycho Brahe and M/F Aurora will be equipped with a 4.16 MW battery during February of 2017. When the batteries are empties, they will be charged at stations, which charge about 1200 kWh in a very short time period. The ferry is charged when it enters port. During the 20 active minutes between the ports, the batteries are depleted by about 30% of their capacity. The full capacity of the batteries on each ferry amounts to 4,160 kWh. The ferries will operate between Denmark and Sweden, using only battery power, and will transport about 7.4 million passengers and 1.9 million vehicles annually.

Safe transport with MAN buses

Riding a bus is relaxing when it comes to the skiing season. In many regions, the 2016/2017 season has already begun. Hundreds and thousands of winter sports fans will go to the mountains, and many of them are getting there by bus. MAN buses feature detailed equipment, from ski carriers to the best tyres available. In order to get the passengers to their destination, both the company and the drivers must be prepared. Rolf Lechner, MAN ProfiDrive instructor trains drivers in the field of safe conditions. The purpose of the training is to achieve a high level of concentration, compliance with safety regulations, and knowledge about vehicle technology. More recent MAN bus models feature diesel engines with state-of-the-art components installed. The buses undergo frequent inspections, and are highly valued.

Joe Adams Designs Cruise Boat

Joe Adams from Sydney has published a paper entitled “Last-Minute Christmas Gift”. “Breeze” was an old boat in very bad shape, which Joe Adams modified, restored, and returned to the sea. Its hull is made from stainless steel, which has a special design, perfect for gaining speed. The sails are sturdy, and in great condition. Breeze features a Witchard Marine diesel engine that can reach up to 50 horsepower. The engine, which was restored in early 2016, had undergone many tests and component replacements. The value of the vessel is estimated at about USD 30,000.

Zorya-Mashproekt Begins Testing of 32 MW Gas Turbine Engine

Zorya-Mashproekt announced the initial of test-benching a 32 MW Gas Turbine Engine in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, where it will undergo the complex of tests aimed at proving the serviceability of the newly designed components. What is important is the overall reliability and durability. The design efficiency of the engine comes to about 38.4%, which exceeds by 2.5% the efficiency of 25MW engines. Greater efficiency was achieved through the development of newer and more robust components and materials. Once the production of the 32 MW engine is complete, the final results will give the company a clearer picture that will help in the development of future models, says the company.

Contract for 7 years

EthosEnergy won the tender for a 7-year contract that includes operations, maintenance services and turbine installation. The contract has been signed with Rockland Capital for the Michigan power plant, and its main goal will be to install a GE 7E.03 turbine that uses natural fuel. The purpose of the contract is to be responsible for the full care of the turbine and its supervision and maintenance. Vice President of Operations and Maintenance Charlie Hoock said: “The technology is more advanced, we will produce more energy than the average industry, so we know the power plant will operate longer and more efficiently.” The turbine is optimized and consumes little fuel and is one of the best in Michigan.

Aweigh Out on the Market

Aweigh Out is a 16 meter-long yacht of a simple design, and represents the final vessel built by Viking Yachts this year. The ship features a light gray hull and 2 MAN diesel engines. The V12 CRM model has gone through many tests and now boasts 1,400 of horsepower. The exterior and interior of the vessel are of a simple and spacious design. The anchor is secured with a 91metre-long corrosion resistant chain. The electronics and navigation are easily operated. Aweigh out is worth 1,895,000 USD and is currently on the market.

MAN Adds Three New Engines to its Programme

MAN Diesel & Turbo has added three new engines to its large-bore engine programme that are aimed at, among other types, ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) and container feeder ships. The Mk 10 are weight optimised, compared to their Mk 9 counterparts, and form the new design platform for a new Mk 10 engine portfolio. Key to the new platform is the development of the top controlled exhaust valve (TCEV) and fuel booster injection valve (FBIV) components. The MAN B&W G90ME-C10 type, MAN B&W S60ME-C10 type and MAN B&W S70ME-C10 type units are a new generation of engines that ultimately will involve the upgrading of all S type and G type engines to the Mk 10 platform. The Mk 10 platform is based on a much more mass optimised design platform that results in lighter engines with reduced overall length, width and height.

Major Changes for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has announced sweeping changes to its marine business. This includes the elimination of 800 jobs and the creation of a new Research and Development center in Norway. The company supplies a broad range of products and services for the marine sector including Bergen diesel engines, gas turbines and also offers ship design services for merchant, offshore and naval vessels. The company has not specified where the job reductions will be and said the move was a result of continuing weakness in the maritime market. Rolls-Royce added that planned measures include a further simplification of the structure of the business and an estimated $50 million to $62 million of annualized savings from mid-2017.

Chevrolet Continues with Production of Diesel Engines

After diesel engine sales have dropped significantly, car manufacturers are doing their best to get back on track. Chevrolet has launched a project that will open up a new way of production and sales. It will focus on the production of cars that have a 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine with 4 cylinders, with low fuel consumption that can reach 140 horsepower and will be within an affordable price range. GM Authority stated engine production will launch in 2017. The value of the diesel engines is $24,670, giving hope for next year.

Hyundai Heavy Industries Accepts $650 Million Order

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received a $650 million order to build 10 ships equipped with the most powerful diesel engines for Iran’s state-owned shipping company. The company will build 10 container ships and tankers for the ports of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Delivery will start in 2018. MAN Diesel will probably construct the diesel engines for the vessels, which reach up to 100,000 horsepower and have a very short reaction time. “The contract was signed on Friday and it is the first order from Iran in a long time,” said Yonhap, South Korea’s News Agency.

North Sea Trawler Receives Quick Turnaround

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently completed a noteworthy job, carrying out a turbocharger retrofit with just five weeks. The vessel in question, Faeroese trawler, ‘Sjurdaberg’, was constructed in 1985 and has successfully operated in the North Sea for over 30 years. Equipped with a 1984-built MAN 9L28/32A Alpha engine and NA34/K turbocharger, the trawler has accumulated more than 115,000 operating hours in one of the world’s major fishing grounds. Gottfried Eberle, Head of Turbocharger Retrofit – MAN Diesel & Turbo – said: “During the retrofit, we replaced the original axial MAN NA34/K unit with a modern, radial MAN TCR20 turbocharger. The main advantages of the new turbocharger are its small size and efficiency, and its short reaction time.

Thermal design of a natural gas

The fuel was tested using a special method for the engine V18 MAN 51/60DF. The study presents a detailed method on the thermal design of a natural gas – diesel dual fuel internal combustion engine. An 18 cylinder four stroke turbocharged engine is considered to operate at a maximum speed of 500 rpm for marine and power plant applications. Thermodynamic, heat transfer and fluid flow phenomena are mathematically analyzed to provide a real cycle analysis together with a complete set of calculated operation conditions, power characteristics and engine efficiencies. The method is found to provide results in close agreement to published data for the actual performance of similar engines such as V18 MAN 51/60DF.

120 years since Rudolph Diesel invented compression ignition engines

One man, and so many anniversaries. 120 years ago, Rudolph Diesel began to work on the compression ignition engines, that would soon be named after its creator. The first prototype was completed and passed the first tests during the same year. The first diesel engine factory was established 115 years ago. The engine invented by Diesel was used in ships for the first time 110 years ago, and it has been 90 years since the first diesel-powered truck went on the road. The car MINI was first fitted with a diesel engine ten years ago. Each of these anniversaries is reason enough to commemorate the inventor, who died exactly 100 years ago.

MAN Diesel and Turbo in Germany has hired an expert to digitize the editor

A new employee, Audi Lucas, has the job of maintaining and replacing “analog” devices with digital ones for MAN Diesel turbines. Lucas came from the global consulting firm Wipro Technologies where he was a director. Lucas said: “Digitization is not only crucial in technology but also in trade development and much more. That’s why exploring new paths to success is the best and fastest way. ” MAN Diesel Editor-in-Chief Uwe Lauber said: “As a creative business, digitization does much more than our current technology.” and concluded that MAN Diesel and Turbo in Germany will have an easier development of current diesel engine projects.

Leclanché and Narada Power signed a strategic agreement

Leclanche, the leading vertically integrated energy storage solution company, and Narada Power, the leading global battery manufacturer, announced today a strategic partnership for the manufacturing and development of lithium-ion battery technology for the Chinese and global markets. As part of the alliance, Narada will manufacture both G-NMC and LTO batteries, to complement manufacturing at Leclanché’s Willstätt, Germany and Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland sites. The opening of a new 2.5 GWh fabrication facility in Hangzhou, China, is planned for 2017. Leclanché will support Narada with technology transfer to achieve low-cost, scale manufacturing of Leclanché’s proprietary high-cycling and fast-charging lithium titanate (LTO) and high energy density graphite nickel manganese cobalt (G-NMC) battery storage technologies.

Stanford University has made progress in the development of fuel cells

Scientists at Stanford University in the US have discovered great advances in the development of fuel cells. A research team led by Haotian Wang, a former Stanford student, found that compressing a platinum catalyst by just a fraction of a nanometer raises catalytic activity almost twice, which is a very significant fact in the development of clean energy sources. Catalysts are used to carry out chemical reactions faster, with the simultaneous use of less energy. The performance of a metal catalyst depends on its electronic structure, that is, the way the electrons are arranged in its orbit. “Our tuning technology can make fuel cells significantly more energy efficient, and will certainly increase their efficiency,” said Yi Cui, a professor of materials science at Stanford University.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has secured an order for two turbocharged trains for the Iranian market

MAN Diesel & Turbo has secured an order for two turbocharged trains for an Iranian refinery south of Tehran. The trains to be delivered are part of MAN’s ReTPac concept (Refinery Train Package) of trains. The engines were ordered by the Iranian company EPC Nargan and will serve in the hydrotreatment process, while ensuring maximum production efficiency. The current order is a clear sign of the success of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s ReTPac concept, which is specially designed for use in refinery production.

MAN got a contract from Fincantieri for three new cruisers

Man Diesel & Turbo won the tender for a contract to procure additional diesel engine parts for three new cruisers ordered from Costa Asia and P&O Cruises of Australia. Both companies are members of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s most famous company with more than 100 cruisers worldwide. Each ship will have 2 × 14 V 48/60 CR + 3 × 8L 48/60 CR mid-stroke MAN engines that will produce 62,400 kW of power. The engines will be delivered to “Fincantieri shipyards” in Monfalcone (Gulf of Trieste) and to Marghera Venezia at the end of 2019. The three new cruisers that will be provided with new MAN engines weigh up to 133,500 tons, are 323 meters long and can carry up to 4,000 passengers.

MAN Diesel & Turbo built a new power plant in the Solomon Islands

MAN Diesel & Turbo has completed the construction of a new power plant in the Solomon Islands, near the capital Honiara, and signed a contract to take full responsibility for the plant’s installations and design. The project was launched with the help of experts from Denmark and Australia. This was one of the largest projects (Lungga Project) in the Solomon Islands in the last 20 years and the power plant will soon restore electricity in Honiara. MAN’s four MAN 9L 27/38 engines will run all the power and add 10 megawatts to the power plant. Solomon Islands has a large number of islands in the southern Pacific. The capital of Hoinara is estimated to have about 523,000 inhabitants.

MV Werften chose MAN engines for two cruisers

MAN Diesel & Turbo and MV Werften have already signed a contract for two cruisers that will be equipped with MAN engines, with a registered weight of 200,000 tons each, and these two ships, with 48/60 CR engines of 96,000 kW, will be the largest on market. The ships will be delivered in operation by 2020-2021. years. The ships will cross the southern and eastern oceans throughout Asia, and especially in China. Genting Hong Kong is an active company that has been working with cruisers for 23 years, and they recently announced that they have started new works with the new brand “Dream Cruises”, which will also include ships with built-in MAN engines.

MAN engines selected for Australian icebreakers

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has selected MAN Diesel & Turbo as its engine supplier for installation on icebreakers and supply and research vessels. The main engines selected are two 16V 32/44 CR motors, both producing 9,600 kW. These engines were chosen for their high reliability and economy – which are characteristics of particular importance in demanding operating conditions, which include temperatures below -30 degrees Celsius, as well as expeditions of extended duration. The icebreaker, designed by Danish marine research company Knud E. Hansen, is produced by Serco Defense, while the first subcontractor is DMS Maritime. The handover of the vessel to AAD is scheduled for April 2020. The new icebreaker will succeed the old research vessel “Aurora Australis” and will have higher cargo capacity, increased durability and operational flexibility, high environmental standards, as well as state-of-the-art research, rescue and supply capabilities. work.

MAN Diesel and Turbo have signed a contract with Fincantieri shipyard for three new cruisers

Fincantieri chose MAN Diesel & Turbo to build new engines ordered from Costa Asia and P&O Cruises from Australia. These two companies are part of the world’s largest transportation company Carnival Corporation, with a fleet of more than 100 cruisers. Each boat will have 2 × 14V 48/60 CR + 3 × 8L48 / 60 CR mid-stroke MAN engines, meaning it will produce up to 62,400 kW of power. Each newly built ship will be 323 meters long and weigh 133,500 tons. While choosing the best cruiser engine, the owners of Fincantieri decided to pay attention to the power, safety, redundancy and reliability of the engine.

Are we on the brink of a turning point in hydrogen technology?

On October 8, the U.S. celebrated National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, selected according to the atomic mass of hydrogen (1,008), first marked last year. The main areas of application of this technology are fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), which have the potential to significantly reduce US oil use and harmful emissions that contribute to climate change. In addition, such cars can be twice as efficient as today’s gasoline vehicles. That’s why FCEVs are an important part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s energy portfolio that complements other sustainable transportation options.
The beginnings of the development of this technology can be traced back to the mid-1970s and the first oil embargo, when a group of scientists met with leaders from the private sector and the federal government in Albuquerque to discuss possible new technologies. Over time, laboratory scientists have helped teach industrialists the production of optimized electrodes that are the foundation of fuel cells and this collaboration has led to great advances and enabled 40 years later to drive commercial vehicles on fuel cells. In particular, significant progress has been made in the field of this technology in the United States in recent years:
Hyundai and Toyota have unveiled their FCEVs for commercial sale, while several major automakers such as Honda, GM and BMW are working to introduce the same in the near future.
In California, hydrogen is one of the options for refueling at more than 20 gas stations.
The Ministry of Energy co-financed the use of more than 1,600 fuel cells in forklifts and emergency power supplies for mobile phone towers, and the success of these installations led to the use of an additional 18,000 fuel cells without Ministry funding.
Research funded by the ministry has halved projected high costs of automotive fuel cells and quadrupled fuel cell life since 2007.

Solutions that include fuel cell electric vehicles are an important part of reducing global warming to the required levels, and with hydrogen production from environmentally friendly sources, carbon emissions could be reduced by more than 90%.

A fourth public hydrogen filling station opens in London

On October 11, ITM Power opened its fourth public hydrogen car charging station in London. Hydrogen is produced at the Center for Excellence in Engineering and Manufacturing (CEME) in Rainham, East London, by electrolysis of water using photovoltaic energy.
The station is part of a HyFIVE project co-financed by the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the UK Low Emission Vehicle Office (OLEV). The aim of the project is to demonstrate fuel cell cars in several European areas through the early use of more than 120 vehicles and 6 hydrogen filling stations. After the first two existing London stations, Rainham is the second London station opened as part of this project. The first opened in Teddington in May this year, and the third is scheduled to open in Cobham. The other three HyFIVE stations are located in Innsbruck, Austria, and in the Danish cities of Aaarhus and Korsor.

Wärtsilä will operate the first LNG passenger ferry in the Mediterranean

In August, the Finnish corporation Wärtsilä signed a contract with the Spanish shipyard Construcciones Navales del Norte SL (LaNaval) in the city of Sestau for the design and delivery of a liquefied natural gas propulsion system for a new RoRo passenger ferry, with the possibility of developing another ship. The ship is being built for the Spanish owner Baleària, a leading carrier serving the Balearic Islands.
The ship should start regular sailing in 2019 and it will be the first RoRo passenger ferry in the Mediterranean and one of the largest ferries in Europe. This environmentally efficient ‘smart ship’ will be 232 meters long and have a capacity for 331 vehicles and 1,700 passengers, of which 70% can be accommodated in cabins. The speed of the ship will be able to reach 24 knots. To ensure passenger comfort, Wärtsilä will apply strict noise and vibration reduction standards to its main and auxiliary engines, propellers and maneuvering thrusters. With natural gas propulsion, the ship’s environmental footprint will be very acceptable as Wärtsil’s solution reduces CO2 emissions by 25%, NOx by 85%, while sulfur and particulate matter are almost completely eliminated.

Hydrogen in response to global energy and mobility challenges

The COP21 climate conference held in Paris in late 2015 placed climate change at the top of international and economic efforts. Hydrogen and fuel cells are part of the solution to the climate crisis and could become the cornerstone of tomorrow’s energy and transportation systems.

Key industries such as oil refineries, ammonia production, glass production, the food industry, glass, metal and electronics production have been using hydrogen for decades. Market research firm Markets expects the current hydrogen market to grow from the current $ 118 billion to $ 152 billion by 2021. In recent decades, the economic and environmental benefits of hydrogen have led many to promote the development of hydrogen as an energy carrier. In combination with oxygen in fuel cells (electrochemical energy conversion devices), hydrogen can produce carbon-free electricity and heat and water as the only by-product. Hydrogen is a clean and efficient alternative to the conventional fossil fuels it has in abundance.

Cars remain one of the most attractive areas for the application of fuel cells, although it is the application with the most challenges from a technological and economic perspective, as the use of hydrogen as a fuel to generate energy or start up faces a number of challenges.
Namely, hydrogen is not the primary naturally available source of energy, but it is an energy carrier, such as electricity, which needs an external energy source to separate hydrogen atoms from other atoms in complex molecules such as water, hydrocarbons or biomass. Today, more than 95% of hydrogen is obtained from fossil fuels through high-carbon processes, but alternative production technologies are already beginning to emerge, among which water electrolysis in particular provides a promising way to produce green hydrogen – hydrogen produced by renewable energy with low carbon emissions. – and facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources into the energy production system.
In addition to water electrolysis, the solution to the wider use of fuel cell cars could lie in a coordinated investment approach between infrastructure stakeholders, car manufacturers and government bodies globally and locally to ensure a synchronized system of hydrogen production and distribution and fuel cell sales. would solve the problem of interdependence of these two sectors, ie investment in fuel cell filling stations and investment in the production of fuel cell cars. The H2Mobility initiative in Germany and similar projects in Japan and California are good role models for such efforts.

A 2016 report on the global and Chinese marine diesel industry is available.

In 2015, the size of the global marine diesel engine market was 33.43 million kilowatts, an increase of 10.2% over the previous year. Global production of marine diesel engines is largely concentrated in China, Japan and South Korea. South Korea mainly produced low-speed diesel engines, while China and Japan focused primarily on medium-speed engines.
In 2015, aided by the growth of vessel production, shipboard diesel engine production in China increased by 15.1% to 16.99 million kilowatts, of which 41.2% were low-speed, 40.1% medium-speed and 18.7% high-speed marine engines.
In China, most marine diesel engines are manufactured under patent licenses. The low-speed engine area is dominated by MAN, Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; in the mid-range, Wärtsilä, MAN and Caterpillar had a combined market share of 82%, while the high-speed brands primarily include MTU, Deutz, MWM, SACM, Pielstick, Ruston and Paxman.
The Chinese marine diesel engine market is quite young and underdeveloped in terms of production technology and research and development capacity. As a result, most high-tech motor products remain dependent on imports. In 2015, China imported $ 1.07 billion marine diesel engines and exported $ 94.95 million, with a deficit of as much as $ 970 million.
In the Chinese low-speed engine market, Hudong Heavy Machinery, Dalian Marine Diesel and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine had a share of approximately 95.9%, in the medium-speed diesel engine market Weichai Heavy Machinery and CSSC Marine Power had a share of 58.9%, while are among the manufacturers of high-speed diesel engines primarily Weichai Heavy Machinery, Shaanxi Diesel Engine Heavy Industry and Henan Diesel Engine Industry, of which Weichai Heavy Machinery has a market share of approximately 26%.

To improve competitiveness in the marine diesel engine market, major Chinese manufacturers are working on developing new products.
ReportBuyer’s market research report highlights the following areas:
the size of the market and the competitive environment of marine diesel engines globally and in China;
import and export;
operations and development in China, research and development capabilities and development strategies of 7 global and 16 Chinese marine diesel companies.

After 320,000 kilometers, the battery of the Tesla Model S car degraded only 6%

Tesloop, a California company that offers transportation services by electric Tesla car, began operations with Tesla Model S in July 2015, which has traveled 200,000 miles (more than 320,000 km) these days. Tesloop began transporting customers from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and today is expanding its connections and routes and can provide reliable first-hand vehicle information.
The Techcrunch website contacted a Tesloop employee regarding the car. Employee Rahul Sonnad explained that most of the kilometers were covered on the highway, in autopilot mode, and Tesla assures that this does not play any role. Sonnad stated that the Model S battery degraded only six percent, with daily charging to full capacity, while Tesla’s recommended default value is 90%.
However, there were some problems with the vehicle. First, after 30,000 miles, the car informed Tesla of the low engine power. Tesla employees quickly arrived and replaced the front engine.
Another interesting problem occurred after 200,000 miles. The range indicator incorrectly predicted the remaining miles, causing the car to shut down shortly before the miles expired. Tesla explained that this is due to a change in the state of the chemicals in the battery caused by the high mileage. The problem could be solved by updating the car software, which would not be ready for several months, so Tesla solved the problem by replacing the battery and gave us an insight into the loss of capacity after 200 thousand miles.
The only cost of ownership for Tesloop was $ 190 to replace the 12-volt battery and approximately $ 2,500 in tire costs, while Tesla’s eight-year warranty covered everything else. Sonnad pointed out that Tesloop didn’t even have to change brakes after 200,000 miles.

Successful delivery of ships designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design

Two new ships designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design were delivered in the second week of September by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group in China. The delivery of these two ships resulted in success for Wärtsilä Design. The contract for all 6 ships was signed back in 2012. Wärtsilä received positive feedback from users who use all 6 ships for important operations. AHTS boats are designed according to Wärtsilä Ship Design’s VS 4612 design, and all meet the specified requirements. The boat has a special design and optimized hull for easier navigation, which results in lower fuel consumption.

Wartsila will participate in the autonomous ships project

The Wartsil Corporation has announced that it will participate in a collaborative project to build autonomous transport ships. The project will improve technology to present autonomous ship transport as a viable option to reduce cost and control. The technology will include artificial intelligence, robotics and remote access to ships. The project is funded by Tekes, the Finnish investment agency and the major corporate investors are Rolls-Royce, Cargotec, Ericsson, Meyer Turku and Tieto. The initial idea is to develop such a transport system for the Baltic Sea by 2025.

Has Lithium-ion battery technology reached its peak?

Wolfgang Mack, vice president of business development at Capacitor Sciences, claims that lithium-ion battery technology has reached 87% of the maximum energy storage density per cell sold for commercial purposes, and questions future investments in them. He conducted the research after noticing Tesla’s presentation in which it was written that the capacity of the batteries doubles every ten years, and Elon Musk also stated that the capacity of the batteries increases roughly by about 8 to 9% every year. ). Wolfgang Mack’s research shows that in the period from 1995 to 2005 it really doubled in capacity, but from 2005 to 2015 it was not so says, capacity increased by only 16.6%. Mack argues that solar panel and battery technology is almost at its peak, adding that alternatives including supercapacitors should be considered.

MAN Diesel and Turbo launches new program

MAN Diesel and Turbo has announced a new program that will ensure the sustainability of the company. The program called “Basecamp 3000+” will change the work and strategy of the company and improve price optimization products, their success would reach up to 450 million euros. Under the new plan, each MAN unit will specialize in working in even more detailed areas of work, and some will be refurbished. The work and structure of the company will be simplified. In this program, about 1,400 staff will have the effect of the program.

MAN Diesel and Turbo supply the engines of a power plant in Bangladesh

MAN Diesel and Turbo must deliver three new 18V 48 / 60TS engines to Bangladesh. The units will run a power plant in the Munshiganj district. They see this as a very useful solution in the Dhaka area. This is already the third project that MAN is leading for Doreen Power. The power plant is scheduled to have a capacity of 56.7 MW and will maintain approximately 100,000 households in the Dhaka area with electricity. Alexander Stöckler, vice president, says Bangladesh has developed into a thriving market in recent years. MAN’s 18V48 / 60TS engines will use strong oil and achieve high energy production.

Every Diesel product in Europe advertises more successfully than VW!

Prošla je 1 godina otkada je otkriveno da je Volkswagen iskoristio software “defeat device” kako bi varali na određenim testovima. Dok Volkswagen pregovara sa radnicima i korisnicima u U.S., već su drugi proizvođači automobila u Europi započeli sličan proces testiranja. Zaključno je da Volkswagen ipak proizvodi motore koji najmanje zagađuju okoliš kako objavljuje grupa Transport & Environment. Renault objavljuje da bi mogli zaustaviti proizvodnju diesel motora u Europi jer su testovi standardnih uvjeta previsoki.

MAN SE plans to lay off 1,400 workers and restructure the turbo engine department

MAN SE, Volkswagen’s German truck manufacturing division, plans to lay off 1,400 workers and thus affect the department’s declining earnings. The head of MAN Diesel & Turbo said that they have to adapt in a continuously demanding market environment, and that the turbomachinery industry is in specific problems and expects orders to remain at currently low levels in the coming years. They plan to increase profits by 450m euros through effective measures, including restructuring. Volkswagen is taking all measures to reduce costs as the car department continues to struggle with the exhaust emissions scandal but is also preparing new technologies such as electric cars. The IG Metall union said separately that in MAN Diesel & Turbo the redundancies include about 1,000 jobs in Germany.

New fuel cell technology developed by startup Ecolectro

Ecolectro has developed a new technology that allows fuel cell manufacturers to produce cells for half price and double durability. AEM technology of alkaline polymer membranes enables the replacement of expensive platinum catalysts with alternative, base metals. In addition, the titanium plates in the electrolysis unit could be replaced with base metals and further reduce the cost.

Battery storage of electricity

Optimal storage depends on the chemicals used in the cells, so manufacturers add different additives to optimize battery performance depending on how they will be used. Cells can discharge over time, chemicals can break down, solvents in electrolytes can penetrate the battery wall, causing electrolyte leakage and drying of the battery and thus the effectiveness of the battery. Heat also affects battery life and it is recommended to keep them in a cool place. There are various types of batteries and cells could be divided into two basic groups, primary (primary) and rechargeable (secondary).
Basic cells (primary batteries) – their basic characteristic is that they cannot be charged. They should be stored in a cool place, and it is optimal to keep them at 0 to 10 degrees Celsius.
Rechargeable cells (secondary batteries) – these include batteries with lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel cadmium hydride, lithium-ion, and others.
Lead batteries – the most famous and oldest secondary battery, we use it as a battery in cars. The battery consists of one or more cells that give 2V per cell, and in cars those with a voltage of 12V are used, so the batteries have 6 cells. Lead-acid batteries should be kept in a cool place, but electrolytes should never be frozen (battery problems that occur in the winter months). The battery must not be left without electrolytes, discharged below 1.8V or stand for a long time without recharging (discharge is about 1% per day), it must not be charged or discharged with a stronger current because it would reduce its capacity.
Nickel-cadmium batteries – the advantages of batteries are a longer lifespan of about 1500 cycles and the endurance of a higher discharge current, and the disadvantages of toxicity and the problem of crystallization. The successor to this battery is the Nickel-metal-hybrid battery (NiMH, Ni-MH). With Nickel, the problem of toxicity was solved, and the energy density or capacity was improved by a couple of times and the problem of the crystallization effect was reduced, the disadvantage being a shorter lifespan and self-discharge.
Lithium-ion batteries – charge faster, last longer and have a higher power density, and are slower to discharge and lighter, have three times the native voltage than the nickel-based voltage, is not subject to the crystallization or memory effect of batteries. Today they are used to charge laptops and cell phones. The weakness of this battery is that it is very sensitive to overcharging as well as excessive discharge, but this problem is solved by electronics. The successor to this battery is the Lithium-polymer battery (Li-Poly, LiPo, LIP).

ITER – one of the most ambitious energy projects of today

ITER is a project involving 35 nations to build the largest tokamak in the world located in the south of France. Tokamak is a machine for producing a toroidal magnetic field for plasma delimitation, and devices of this type are collectively called fusion reactors. The reactor produces heat, that heat of steam that drives the turbines, and so it produces electricity. The machine works on the same principle on which the Sun and stars receive energy. Nuclear fusion began to be explored after World War II, and in the 1950s, Tokamak was invented by Soviet physicists. Soviet scientists constructed the first tokamak, and the largest version was tested in 1968 in Novosibirsk where they reached electron temperatures of over 1,000 electron volts. Experimental research to be conducted at ITER is crucial for fusion science in progress and preparations for the development of future fusion power plants. This is also the goal of the ITER project, to make the transition from experimental studies to power plants with full production capacity. The ITER fusion reactor is designed to produce 500 megawatts of output power with 50 megawatts of input power, ie to produce 10 times more energy, in research projects so far this has not been the case, ie the output power has always been less than invested. Construction began in 2007, and when ITER becomes operational, it will become the largest experiment in the physics of magnetic plasma trapping. A team of scientists from the Hefei Institute of Physics in China say the older reactor design is also usable, claiming they created hydrogen plasma at a temperature of about 50 million degrees Celsius, and maintained it for 102 seconds. If this success is confirmed, it will be the longest constant fusion reaction.

Tesla Powerwall

The Powerwall is a lithium-ion battery developed by Tesla Motors for home use. Tesla started developing it in 2012, and the previous year it was in the pilot demonstration phase. Full production will only begin when the construction of the Gigafactory 1 plant in Nevada is completed, it will be the second largest plant in the world, smaller only than Beoing’s aircraft plant in Washington. Part of the factory became operational in the first quarter of this year. The powerwall was originally announced on April 30, 2015 with a stable output power of 2kW, and a 3.3 kW peak output, but Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, said that power would more than double without increasing the price of the battery. After March 2016, there is only a model with 6.4 kWh capacity, although in 2015 Musk announced two models, 7kWh and 10kWh. The price of the model is 3000 US dollars. After six months, one of the first customers to pay $ 16,000 for the entire solar installation with Tesla Pawerwall says his electricity bills have dropped by about 90%. His family has also changed their energy consumption habits and mostly use the devices during the day to use solar energy for “harder tasks.” But not all that positive, the customer said there is currently no point in entering the project from a purely financial perspective and how the project will not pay off within the warranty period of the device, and of course the purchase and financial profitability also depends on the price of electricity and the location where you are. Tesla currently sells Pawerwall systems in the following countries: the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, and the United States.

New energy storage material developed by Northwestern University

Chemist William Dichtel and his team have developed a material that could be used in batteries for electric cars to reduce charging time. The material has the ability to store large amounts of electricity and with it the ability to quickly charge and discharge, such as supercapacitors, said Dichtel, a pioneer in researching a new field of covalent organic frameworks (COFs). Modified covalent organic frames could store about 10 times more energy and speed up charging by 10 to 15 times.

Renewable energy sources in China

The State Bureau of Statistics of China in its new report this year announces that China is exceeding its expectations in the renewable energy sector. Wind and solar energy jumped to a record high in 2015, which also reduced coal consumption by about 3.7 percent and oil imports by 30%. The statistics support the claim of Xie Zhenhua, China’s chief negotiator at the UN climate talks in Paris last December, that China would significantly exceed its target of reducing emissions per unit of GDP by 2020 by 40% to 45% of 2005 levels. . years. China currently emits nearly a third of the carbon dioxide that warms the planet and its reversal would mean a lot to fight global warming. China’s wind power installations are at a global record level and amount to as much as 32.5 gigawatts, and a huge part of 20.7 gigawatts were installed in 2014. The latest figures show that the energy obtained from hydro, solar, wind, nuclear and natural gas has risen to 18%. Looking at these figures and the fact that they are becoming cheaper in the future, the percentage of renewable energy sources will certainly only increase, and reduce the share of coal as an energy source, which today represents about two thirds of energy sources.

The world’s largest battery will power Los Angeles

A battery that can deliver 100 megawatts per hour, and thus work for four hours, will replace the peaker, a natural gas-fired power plant that has so far supplied electricity in the afternoon and summer hours to meet the daily peak needs of Los Angeles. . In the evening, the battery will be charged by wind farms and during the day by cheap solar energy. California’s policy is for utilities to start building energy storage capacity, use renewable energy sources and reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. AES Corporation has spent 9 years working with battery manufacturers for electric cars and the technology is mature . The battery will be developed at a factory in Long Beach and when it is finished it will have 18,000 battery modules. The United Kingdom, the state of New York (USA), Chile, and many other countries are ready to invest in energy storage systems that come from alternative sources (“green energy”).

3D printed cars and autonomous cars

When we talk about 3D printed cars, we are talking about cars that have some parts printed with 3D printers, mostly it is the body and interior while the vital parts are produced by traditional production. There are a multitude of concepts of these cars, prototypes, and a couple of functional models that are ready for production. One of the more interesting models is the LM3D from Local Motors, roughly 75% of that car is printed. The material used in printing is 80% ABS plastic and 20% carbon fiber. Local Motors is working with IMB to integrate IoT technology and IMB Watson technology into a 3D printed car.

The world’s major maritime and energy companies are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious

Increasing energy needs, the relentless effect of global warming, and increasingly stringent environmental laws to combat pollution are influencing a change of direction in the shipping sector. New trends such as the new growing economies of the world, new business models largely supported by new technologies, huge energy storage capacities, and new “green” energy sources are forcing large companies to change direction. These trends represent obstacles but new opportunities for progress. In her study “Visions of the Future of Maritime Affairs”, Wärtsilä presented various ideas that could change the way shipping companies and maritime affairs function in the future. Different ideas are elaborated in the Study, they follow in the text. Convoy – Fuel could be saved by tracking ships as the energy required to sail is reduced after the first ship in the convoy has “cleared” the route. Likewise, other ships could have smaller crews because the system could be automated with artificial intelligence and advanced communication technologies. ZERO – traveling distribution centers – It would work on “green” energy, windmill and solar energy. Exergo – the ultimate energy storage – By developing batteries and increasing their capacity, it would allow ships to operate quietly and without harmful gases in some sensitive areas. LIITOS – Working together – Efficient navigation requires the exchange of information so that no ship would sail without cargo, and this would be very easily achieved using digital tools. BEAN to CUP – Production on the route – Factory ships could produce goods or, such as the automotive industry, already complete final product inspections and final details during delivery. They cited as an example coffee that could be processed on ships and delivered as a finished product until it arrives.

MAN is building a power plant for EnBW in Stuttgart

After the investment is approved, MAN Diesel & Turbo will start building a 30 MW power plant that will produce thermal energy and electricity. This cogeneration approach is the thermodynamically successful use of fuel because instead of “throwing” the heat generated as a by-product of electricity production by cooling the water in a cooling tower, that heat is used for district heating. It is the second “CHP” power plant that MAN is building in Germany.

A positive story of four young metal workers

Josip, Matija, Marko and Dominik, after graduating from the Crafts and Technical School in Ogulin, received the title of metal workers. At school, they heard about the possibility of training in Adridiesel and applied, and in three weeks they had mastered the basics of metal working skills. In Brodotrogir, they are enabled to work in the profession under the supervision of a mentor. The guys are very happy with their new job so we are transmitting their statements.
“I would advise anyone who wants to grow up and become independent on time to do the same as me. I was given the opportunity to find a job, and to start earning my own bread right after high school. I no longer have to ask my mom to give me a penny to go out or buy a piece of clothing, and for me it is an invaluable feeling not to be a burden to her. Working in the profession fully meets my expectations, and I will get used to life in Dalmatia for some time to come “- eighteen-year-old Dominik.
“A magnificent sight opened before me, a ship of enormous dimensions that I have never had the opportunity to see in my life, and now I am working on it. At first I was afraid to climb the ladder to such a height, but now I got used to it. We are not yet completely sure of our skills, but considering the older colleagues who follow and train us, I hope that we will quickly overcome our personal fears and indulge in work to the fullest “- said Josip.

Brodotrogir is looking for and hiring workers due to the increased scope of work

In addition to Novogradnja 326, which is being built for Brodotrogir’s own company Trogir Maritime, eight other different facilities have been registered. The total value of the orders is over $ 200 million. In addition to employing 60 workers with deficient occupations, persons who do not have the required orientation are given the opportunity to retrain within the Institution for Adult Education “Brodotrogir”. Brodotrogir is looking for ten welders each (REL or MIG / MAG or TIG), ship electricians, ship fitters, locksmiths, ship pipe fitters and grinders. The vacancies are published on the website of the Croatian Employment Service.
It is very important to point out that additional education in the Institution provides people with the opportunity to acquire additional knowledge and skills, and at the same time the value of employees in the market increases.
Adriadiesel closely cooperates with Brodotrogir and provides overhaul and service services on the main and auxiliary engines on ships that are in service at the Trogir Shipyard.

Ship Design – Wärtsilä presented a new ship design

Ship Design – Wärtsilä has introduced a new ship design that will reduce current fuel consumption, and will be powered by the new Wärtsilä 31 engines currently listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most fuel-efficient four-stroke moors. Wärtsila’s hybrid battery technology is included in the design, which also has significant energy savings. “Our new design incorporates the latest technologies and has been developed to provide the fishing industry with lower fuel consumption and more opportunities to develop profitable operations,” said Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President of Ship Design at Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

The largest ship in the world – Pioneering Spirit

Ship Design – Wärtsilä has introduced a new ship design that will reduce current fuel consumption, and will be powered by the new Wärtsilä 31 engines currently listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most fuel-efficient four-stroke moors. Wärtsila’s hybrid battery technology is included in the design, which also has significant energy savings. “Our new design incorporates the latest technologies and has been developed to provide the fishing industry with lower fuel consumption and more opportunities to develop profitable operations,” said Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President of Ship Design at Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

Leading names in the coalition to promote LNG as a marine fuel

Leading maritime companies have formed a coalition called SEA / LNG to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The coalition intends to remove obstacles to the global development of LNG for maritime applications and thus improve the environmental impact of shipping. The coalition consists of Wärtsilä,
Carnival Corporation, DNV-GL, ENGIE, ENN Group, GE Marine, GTT, Lloyds Register, Mitsubishi, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell Downstream and Tote. Each member contributes to agreed human resources, data analysis, and knowledge sharing to support coalition initiatives and activities.

LNG provides significant environmental benefits to shipping compared to heavy fuel oil, which remains the most commonly used fuel in the sector. Compared to it, NOx emissions from LNG use have been reduced by approximately 85%, SOx emissions have been almost completely eliminated since natural gas does not contain sulfur, and particulate emissions are practically
non-existent due to the efficiency of its combustion. The main areas of focus of the coalition are the development of LNG supply in large ports, education of stakeholders on the risks and opportunities in the use of LNG fuels and the development of globally consistent provisions on cleaner marine fuels.

MAN participates in the Münchner Wirtschaft climate protection contract

MAN has signed a contract with the Münchner Wirtschaft together with 14 other companies, and all of them voluntarily plan to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) by 40,000 tons by the end of 2017. “We have reached the top of the climate!” MAN has introduced its goal to reduce carbon dioxide by 25% by 2020. To that end, MAN has developed detailed energy saving and carbon dioxide reduction measures in which the Munich power plant will play a major role in reducing gas combustion by 20 to 40%. In addition to MAN SE, other companies such as Allianz SE, Bayerische Landesbank, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, BayWa AG, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, HypoVereinsbank UniCredit Bank AG, Knorr-Bremse AG, Linde AG, MTU Aero Engines AG, Munich RE, OSRAM Licht AG , Siemens AG, Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, and Telekom Deutschland GmbH have signed a climate conservation agreement.

MAN supplies Madrid with new city buses in 2016

28 new MAN city buses for Barcelona’s public transport arrive in Madrid. An additional 59 vehicles will be delivered to Madrid this year. MAN’s diesel buses have been tested and come with new accessories such as fire protection, new prepared wheelchairs, free Wifi, USB ports… Hybrid buses are one of the first from MAN to be controlled in the capital as well. Already out of 21 buses, 18 are in operation. “We are delighted with the results we have achieved, in Barcelona and Madrid,” says Manuel Fraile, director of the MAN buses and trucks group. Francisco González Balmas, director of engineering at TMB in Barcelona, ​​says these buses will make a positive contribution to the economy and technology.

Mavrik Marine – The first work boat with a new MAN engine

The latest in the 6-cylinder engine generation is the D2676 LE433 MAN, also the first to launch new production and sales. The first MAN D2676 engine will soon go to Alaska to drive and hunt for salmon. The ship will start its work in late autumn, which will have a new hull design and a powerful D2676 engine through which it will be possible to reach a speed of 30 knots. The LT32 design of the ship has been improved so that it can pass through thick waves more easily, a ship weighing 1,200 kg that is 105 kilos lighter than its ancestor. The first LT32 was made for George Dauber who worked as a fisherman for 35 years. Its reasons for choosing this boat and engine are lower fuel consumption and less engine noise. “I’m personally at a profit, mostly financially, and I have more comfort on board,” says George Dauber. Engineers at MAN’s production center have been able to achieve low fuel consumption and reduced vibration in operation. The D2676 engine has already been tested on hundreds of different vehicles in thousands of attempts and will take the place of its ancestors D2866 and D2876.

MAN diesel engines and Karpowership renew the partnership

Part of the energy group Karadeniz Holding, in Turkey, Karpowership has announced the delivery of 12 MAN 18V 51/60 diesel engines with a capacity of 18.9 MW per engine. The engines will be used for the purpose of transporters such as trucks, ships, tankers and have been changed to “floating” power plants, under their name “Powerships”. Up to 6 engines should be delivered this year. The engines will be used on a variety of ships that will most likely use natural gas or stronger fuel, Alexander Stöckler said. Karpowership says that it is the only company that operates with the entire fleet of “powerships” – the active fleet has 9 ships, and they offer a power range between 30 and 470MW. The new boats have MAN engines and will be used worldwide. Two ships that have MAN engines are currently being used in Lebanon to stabilize the amount of energy in the capital.

YouTuber printed you out

YouTuber printed and made a functional car engine using a 3D printer

3D printing technology has been with us for some time and continues to evolve. From large complex models to the simplest small models, printers are still limited in their technique, but one YouTuber decided to use his printer to print functional engines for smaller cars. One of the best printed engines are the Toyota 2RE, and the Toyota 4WD, which have achieved great beauty not only in terms of functionality but also in terms of aesthetics. The end result of the engine has reached great popularity in the world of 3D printing and the product can be compared to kinetic art. The young YouTuber has published a number of multimedia content.

New MAN engines ordered at the Grand Cayman power plant

Diesel and Turbo MAN engines have been commissioned for the Caribbean energy sector as part of a further joint business with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A / S (BWSC) and Carribean Utilities Company (CUC), the business will be efficient and long-term. The engines work great, the 7 MAN engines deliver almost 90 MW of power, and the Carribean Utilities Company (CUC) is the only one that provides power to most Grand Caymans. The power plant will help CUC increase energy in the future. As the works unfold, Walter Offner, Project Execution Manager MAN Diesel & Turbo stated “We are happy to be a part of this project. Our company has a long-term relationship with CUC and BWSC, which we bring with our efficient Diesel engines through several phases of our expansion. ” Vice President of Operations & Engineering David Watler praised MAN’s current project and expressed his satisfaction with the operation of the Diesel and Turbo engines and the completion of the new 40MW power plant, which is already the sixth power plant completed at CUC with MAN Diesel and Turbo engines. “By using the latest generation of technology, we can provide our customers with higher energy rates among services within the Caribbean.” The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Engine Room 6, where the new MAN engines were installed. Among several speakers, was Walter Offner who praised the persistent and hard work as well
partnership between different companies in the project. The Grand Cayman power plant marked a reference for MAN’s 48/60 engine in the Caribbean.

The first Rolls-Royce MTU gas marine engine successfully completed 3,000 test hours

Rolls-Royce has announced that the new MTU gas marine engine, the first in the company’s portfolio, has successfully completed 3,000 hours on the test bench. The engine meets the requirements of the company, as well as the requirements of their customers: performance and acceleration are similar to the excellent characteristics of a diesel engine, it is economical, reliable and clean, according to the company. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, where they are convinced that gas engines will become increasingly important as a complement to their proven marine diesel engines given that natural gas is an important fuel of the future. It will be available for longer, in many regions of the world it is easier to reach and has a better environmental footprint than heavy oils and diesel.
In 2018, Rolls-Royce will deliver the first certified gas engines from series production for commercial ships. 16-cylinder gas engines will cover the power range from 1500 to 200 kW and will be based on the tried and tested MTU 16V 4000 M63 diesel engine for work boats, while in 2019 the gas engine portfolio will be supplemented by an 8-cylinder engine with power range from 750 to 1000 kW to power one of the first high-speed gas-powered ferries in Europe to operate on Lake Constance.

Wärtsilä Acquires Eniram

Finnish Corporation Wärtsilä signed an agreement to acquire Eniram, a Finland-based technology company providing the marine industry with energy management and analytics solutions, primarily regarding the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Eniram’s solutions are installed in over 270 vessels. Eniram is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, and has subsidiaries in the UK, the USA, Germany and Singapore, with a total of 89 employees worldwide. In 2015, Eniram’s turnover exceeded EUR 10 million. The acquisition will enable Wärtsilä to grow and strengthen its digital offering and in-house capabilities, specifically in data analytics, modelling and performance optimisation. The transaction is valued at EUR 43 million (enterprise value). Ownership of the company will be transferred to Wärtsilä with effect from 1 July 2016.

Why Are Diesels More Prone To Electrolysis than Gasoline Engines?

In the Successful Farming magazine, engineer Ray Bohacz responds to the question why it seems diesel engines are more subject to electrolysis over gasoline engines. Is it simply that gasoline engines are better grounded in most cases?
Electrolysis from a poor ground can happen to any engine. There are many, many gas engines that suffer repeated pinholes in the heater core, radiator, or aluminium intake manifold due to a poor ground. Depending on where the high impedance ground is found, a diesel is usually more prone to electrolysis due to the following:
1. Higher amperage starter motor load. More current flow means the ground is taxed at a higher rate.

2. Extended running time at high working loads.

3. Wet liner design in most applications.

4. A higher rate of aftermarket or upfitter equipment that, when installed, may not be grounded properly.

In contrast, due to the lack of aluminium in many heavy-duty diesel engines, in some ways, they are actually less impacted by electrolysis from a poor ground.
The coolant’s ability to be a conductor of electricity comes into play, too. Please note, the major reason a supplemental coolant additive (SCA) is used with a diesel is due to the nature of the wet cylinder liner to vibrate and create air bubbles in the coolant. These bubbles then attack the cylinder liner and eventually eat it away and ruin the engine. This is known as cavitation erosion, and electrolysis can also eat a cylinder liner in a similar fashion. Electrolysis at the cylinder liner is usually more random in its spacing and not dedicated to the thrust side of the bore. For this reason, use the voltage test as a PM on all engines. If there is a problem, you can determine if it was caused due to a bad ground or due to depleted or poor-quality coolant SCA and catch it before it’s a major expense.

Wärtsilä Welcomes Student Training Ship from State University of New York

Wärtsilä welcomed cadets from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College to its Trieste factory. The students use the summer sea term to gain practical experience on board the SUNY Maritime training ship, the Empire State VI.
An extensive agenda was coordinated by Wärtsilä and the SUNY Maritime leadership with the aim of offering the cadets the opportunity to learn first-hand how Wärtsilä manages its production facility. Technical presentations highlighted key topics of interest for the students, including dual-fuel technologies, Wärtsilä Fuel Gas Handling solutions, Wärtsilä’s LNGPac systems, and Wärtsilä technical support team activities. Also, the students were taken on a guided tour of the Wärtsilä manufacturing facility, which offered the group an up-close view of the various stages involved in assembling a Wärtsilä engine. The majority of the engineering cadets on the tour had earlier completed a medium speed diesel engine course, and had experience in performing maintenance work on a diesel engine. This was in part made possible by the donation of a Wärtsilä 26 engine to the university in 2011. The Empire State VI will return to the SUNY Maritime College campus in early August for the start of the new academic year.

Wärtsilä Acquires Weir American Hydro

Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, announces that it has acquired the USA and Canada based company Weir American Hydro with effect from 30 June 2016. Weir American Hydro is a leading supplier and installer of large equipment upgrades and servicing for the hydroelectric and water distribution industries, specializing in consultancy, design and precision performance enhancements for hydro-turbines and pumps. With its headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, USA and a service centre in Montreal, Canada, they currently employ 241 people, with net sales of USD 45.6 million in 2015.
This acquisition will enable Wärtsilä to grow and expand its existing global Hydro and Industrial service offering. Wärtsilä has over 30 years’ experience in supplying seals and bearings to the hydro and industrial markets globally.

Wärtsilä Powers the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas is now in commercial operation. The ship features Wärtsilä engines, propulsion equipment, navigation and dynamic positioning systems, as well as Wärtsilä CCTV systems and various electrical & automation solutions. With a length of 362 metres the ship, which was built at the STX France shipyard is the world’s largest cruise vessel, and was delivered from the yard on May 12 of this year.
The Harmony of the Seas is powered by four 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F engines and two 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F engines, featuring best-in-class fuel economy, and outstanding power-to-weight and power-to-space ratios. For effective manoeuvring, the ship has four Wärtsilä CT3500 transverse thrusters.
Wärtsilä has also provided the engines and thrusters to the vessel’s sister ships, the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, thus emphasising the trust and cooperation that exists between the two companies.

Top 10 Apps for Engineers

1. AutoCad 360

AutoCad, the popular design software is now also available as a mobile app that allows you to view and edit DWG files on your mobile device or tablet.

Platforms: Apple and Android

2. MathPix Problem Solver

The Mathpix app is every engineering student’s dream come true. It is the first app that allows you to take a snapshot of a math problem where the app will then solve it visually. It reads both handwriting or printed text.

Platforms: Apple, soon coming to Android

3. Engineering Professional

Engineering Professional is a handy app that organizes every equation you could ever need to solve engineering problems. The equations are laid out by engineering specialty and it includes over 650 individual formulas for all of your engineering needs.

Platforms: Apple

4. FingerCAD

This application for technical drawing using your fingers can be a useful tool for quickly designing floor plans and getting an idea for how a space will be laid out.

Platforms: Apple

5. Graphing Calculator

There’s no need to point out the benefits of a graphing calculator in the form of a mobile app.

Platforms: Apple

6. HVAC Professional

Whether you are a HVAC professional or just someone trying to fix your broken A/C unit, this app including 200 formulas will help walk you through the process.

Platforms: Apple

7. iCircuit

An excellent app for drawing circuits, testing functions, checking voltages and helping troubleshoot on the go.

Platforms: All

8. iEngineer

The most comprehensive database of information about hardware sizes. It has both US and Metric screw sizes and many more intricate features.

Platforms: Apple

9. LuxCalc

If you are a mechanical engineer who needs help with thermodynamics or fluid properties, LuxCalc is for you since the app calculates the thermophysical properties of various fluids within a high degree of accuracy.

Platforms: Apple and Windows PC

10. Truss Me!

Finally, something to relax a bit. Truss Me! is a very fun game that allows you to design and test structures. It offers up challenges to create stronger structures while also teaching you about the engineering process behind everything.

Platforms: Apple and Android

Integration of 3D Printing in Standard CNC Machining

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies has developed a unique CNC-based hybrid tool control solution that enables virtually any CNC machine or robotic platform to deploy both metal-cutting and metal-adding heads in the spindle and conveniently change between them. Such operations are normally undertaken by discrete machines and require lengthy additional changeovers and programming steps that take a lot of time. The new technology allows for the majority of metal parts made by 3D printing to have post-processing operations. The hybrid approach also allows different compositions of materials to be used in the same component, while in-process inspection can assure quality levels otherwise impractical or impossible to evaluate. After initial issues relating to both the Ethernet communications and the HMI – with its original control solution, in cooperation with Beckhoff these issues were resolved and easier connection at customer sites was facilitated, offering greater capability to expand the solution as the technology and the customers’ needs evolve.

Desktop 3D Printers Offer Much more than the Production of Prototypes

There is a widespread belief that desktop 3D printers are suitable only for prototyping, whereas for “serious” three-dimensional printing you need big investments. However, if you choose the most appropriate printer for your project, you will quickly see the countless application possibilities of desktop 3D printing with clear resource benefits. The retailer Creat3D specializes in this, with clients who use its printers for the production of tools, fixing kit, moulds, casings for delicate technology and much more. Some 3D printers can generate greater power to weight ratio than aluminium. The best example is the new 3D printer Mark Two Composite by the manufacturer MarkForged, which achieves great results by mixing nylon as a base material with the possibility of adding Kevlar, fibreglass or carbon fibre for enhanced functionality. A chain link printed on the Mark One with reinforced Carbon Fibre, created by the Olin College of Engineering, supported approximately 10 tonnes before failing, at a cost less than £20.

Greater range of 3D printing

The range of materials that can be used in 3D printing could be significantly expanded thanks to the University of Nottingham. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the University a £ 3.5 million grant to develop new materials for 3D printing. As part of the project, researchers will establish a series of 3D printing materials libraries. The main objective of the project is to eliminate an important problem in the world of additive manufacturing: the seemingly unbreakable link between materials and their associated printing techniques. Owing to advanced screening technology, researchers will be able to determine very quickly whether a material can be printed and what its properties are. The team plans to investigate the formulation of materials for inkjet printing, paste extrusion and hot melt extrusion (HME).

World’s First Two-Stroke Triple Fuel Engine

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) announced on 29 June that they have completed the world’s first ME-GIE ethane-operated two-stroke diesel engine. The engines will be for propulsion of three ethylene carriers, which primarily will carry liquid ethane as cargo.
The Mitsui-MAN B&W 7G50ME-C9.5-GIE is the third engine in a series of three for installation in three LEG (liquefied ethylene gas) carriers of 36,000 m3 for Hartmann Schiffahrt of Germany and Ocean Yield of Norway, being built at Sinopacific Offshore Engineering (SOE) in China.
MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that ethane was chosen as fuel, in preference to HFO, due to its more competitive pricing. The ME-GI engine represents the culmination of many years’ work and gives ship-owners and operators the option of utilising fuel or gas depending on relative price and availability, as well as environmental considerations, since the carbon dioxide emissions profile of ethane is considerably lower. Also, the engines will be set up such that they can easily be converted to run on methane as an alternative, as per the owner’s wish.
MAN Diesel & Turbo currently has eight ME-GIE engines on order.

HyperMILL comes out on top in benchmark tests

18 months ago, the central IT department of the BMW Group began searching for a new CAD/CAM system. The goal was to find a CAD/CAM solution with a high level of coverage for the many different NC application areas in the specialist departments. In the autumn of 2014, the BMW Group invited OPEN MIND and five other CAD/CAM manufacturers to take part in benchmark tests, with OPEN MIND coming out on top thanks to the technical and economic benefits of hyperMILL, a modular CAM solution that integrates a comprehensive concept for 2D, 3D as well as 5axis milling/mill turning and machining operations like high-speed and high-performance cutting (HSC and HPC) in one interface. Complete machining with just one CAM software and one postprocessor for all turning and milling processes results in integrated processes and minimised machining times.

Wärtsilä to power first UK dual-fuel ferries

Finnish engineering company Wärtsila is to power the UK’s first dual-fuel ferries being built for Scotland-based Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL), the company said. Under the contract signed between the duo in December 2015, Wärtsila is also to supply extended engineering and site support services.
Wärtsila will supply each of the ships with two 6-cylinder main engines capable of operating on either LNG or conventional diesel fuels, two 6-cylinder auxiliary engines, horizontally offset gearboxes, shaft lines, seals and bearings, and controllable pitch propeller systems. The 102 metres long RO-RO ships are being built by Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited at a shipyard in Glasgow, and are scheduled to enter service during the second half of 2018 and will operate on various routes along the west coast of Scotland.

MXP Dedicated turbocharger designed and optimized for marine auxiliary engines

First dedicated turbocharger from ABB Turbocharging designed specifically for small bore medium-speed marine auxiliary diesel engine platforms with up to 2MW power output.
MXP has been designed to fulfil the specific needs of the marine auxiliary market in terms of operation, efficiency and maintenance. The dedicated technology enables optimum operation and performance for auxiliary engine applications, while the robust and yet simplistic design allows for easy maintenance, based on a self-service condition-based maintenance (CBM) model, which translates into lower maintenance costs for the end customer. Essential to the customer-centric design is the user-friendly maintenance concept of MXP that is supported with a digital self-service application, giving crew members the flexibility to independently maintain the turbocharger wherever and whenever necessary, using standard tools while the vessel is operational.

Superior Efficient MAN V35 / 44 G TS

The MAN V35/44G TS is a superior efficient spark ignited two-stage turbocharged gas engine. The MAN V35/44G TS is available in 12V and 20V-cylinder versions with electrical outputs of 6,9 MW up to 12,4 MW. In single cycle applications, the MAN V35/44G TS reaches a mechanical efficiency up to 50.7%.

The two-stage version of the 35/44G TS grants additional power and efficiency, means a higher power density and hence a more compact plant design.

The idea behind two-stage turbocharging is simple: two turbochargers upstream from the engine, one after the other, which results in the significant increase in efficiency and output. For this concept, we use two strong in-house products: The continuous improvement of our well-known gas engines MAN 35/44G, combined with MAN designed and manufactured two-stage turbocharger unit.

The turbochargers are the core of this innovation and MAN Diesel & Turbo is the only large engine manufacturer that designs and builds its own turbochargers. This enables us to achieve the perfect matching of engine and turbochargers leading to the superior performance of the MAN 35/44G TS.

Brodotrogir’s Second Tanker for the Trogir Maritime Maritime Company

The tanker valued at 40.8 million euros, intended for the transport of chemical and oil products, is 184 metres long, 32.20 metres wide and has a load-bearing capacity of 49,500 metric tons. It is powered by a MAN B & W with a capacity of 8000 kW, which can reach the speed of 14.5 knots. The ribbon was cut by the owner and the Management Board member Danko Končar, who stated that the Trogir Maritime company was leasing these tankers to ship operators at a daily rate of between 7,500 and 9,500 dollars.

Federal Mogul Develops Internal Piston Cooling

Federal Mogul has developed the cooling of pistons, which enables them to operate at an engine temperature more than 100°C higher than the current limit. Keri Westbrooke, Engineering and Technology Director at Federal Mogul, explains that this enables an increase of 5 % in energy efficiency. The company believes that it will start the mass production of such pistons by 2021.

Wärtsilä 31 – Most Efficient Diesel Engine in the World

The Wärtsilä 31, an engine which was presented last year, is the most efficient four-stroke diesel engine in the world. After being entered into the Guinness Book of Records, it has received the Marine Engines Award.
Since the engine is manufactured in three versions, several types of fuel may be used for it, from light to heavy diesel fuels of different quality. It is intended to be a driving engine for ships which require a power of approximately 4.2 to 9.8 MW. Another advantage is that it requires maintenance every 8000 hours, as opposed to other marine engines, which require maintenance already after 2000 hours.

Green Marine Engines Project Launched This Year in Sweden

The goal of the GreenPilot project is to demonstrate the benefits of methanol, which could be used for commercial purposes, as marine fuel, as well as in recreational boats. The scientific and technological project goals are to demonstrate that this fuel can match the other types in terms of power usability, as well as to show its positive impact on the environment. The project was initiated by the state authority called the Swedish Maritime Administration and the Methanol Institute organisation, as a part of the SUMMETH (Sustainable Marine Methanol) programme, with the plan of testing three pilot ships with engines of a 450 kW capacity in the course of the next year. An overview of the interests of global methanol producers for marine fuel was presented at a conference held in mid-June. The Stena Lines company has so far received six international awards for the operation and conversion of the Stena Germanica ferry, with three out of a total of four Wartsila engines powered by methanol, whereas the modification of the fourth one is planned in September this year. The modifications and the use of methanol as the primary fuel will reduce the emissions of sulphur by 99 %, nitrogen oxide by 60 %, fine particles by 95 % and CO2 by 25 %.

CSSC Takes Over WinGD

The companies China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Wärtsilä have announced that Wärtsilä has transferred its share of 30 % in the Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) company to CSSC, one of the largest shipping conglomerates in China, after which CSSC has gained full ownership of WinGD. WinGD is seated in Winterthur in Switzerland and is one of the earliest representatives of diesel technology, having started the development of large internal combustion engines in 1898 under the name “Sulzer”. As an independent international company, WinGD will continue to develop its portfolio of low-speed two-stroke marine engines and cooperate with the services network of the Wärtsilä corporation for the purpose of providing post-purchase support services to buyers.

MAN’s First D2676 Engine for Working Ships Ready for Use in Salmon Hunting

In December last year, the MAN company presented the last generation of serial six-cylinder engines for working ships. The first engine produced, MAN D2676 LE443, with a capacity of 537 kW (730 HP) at 2300 revolutions per minute, and a cylinder capacity of 12.4 l is intended for use on a new ship for salmon hunting, the LT32 Gilnetter built in the Mavrik Marine shipyard in the state of Washington. The new design of the LT32 ship is adapted for navigation in the shallow waters of the Bristol Bay in Alaska, an advantage in which is ensured by the weight of the D2676 engine, whose dry mass is 1200 kg, that is, 105 kg less than that of the older type, MAN D2876, while its other key advantages include low fuel consumption and quiet operation. The first voyage of the ship is scheduled for late autumn this year.

Volkswagen Agrees to a 15-Billion-Dollar Settlement

In America, the German automobile company Volkswagen agreed to pay 10 billion dollars for the buyback of the models with a device for falsifying the results of pollutant emission, as well for compensation to their buyers. It will also pay 2.7 billion to federal and Californian regulators for financing the projects of pollution reduction and 2 billion for investments into clean technology. In addition, it has announced the payment of 603 million dollars for buyers’ and environmental claims in 44 federal states.
The 15.3-billion-dollar settlement for the removal of 500 thousand diesel vehicles with fake data on pollutant emissions from American roads represents a record in the automobile manufacturing industry, and the damage to the finances and reputation of the automobile giant could become even greater following the lawsuits and claims in at least 5 more American federal states, Germany and South Korea.

Biggest and Most Powerful Engine in the World – Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C

The world’s biggest engine is indeed a great colossus, with a height of approximately 13.5 metres, a length of 26.6 m and a weight of 2300 tonnes.
It has 14 cylinders and the capacity per cylinder is 5,720 kW, which gives it a total capacity of 80,080 kW.
It was manufactured to transport ultra-large container ships which carry approximately 16,000 containers.
The engine has a significant capacity, but also a great “thirst” – if it ran for an entire day, it would consume 250 tonnes of fuel!

Record-Breaking Marine Engine Put in Operation

The biggest and most powerful engine in the history of the MAN Diesel & Turbo company portfolio has been put in operation. The MAN B&W 11G95ME-C9.5 two-stroke engine of 75,570 kW (103 thousand horse-power), which is the main engine of the MSC Jade container ship with a load-bearing capacity of 19437 TEU, owned by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) shipping company, was produced by the Korean company Doosan Engine. The ship also contains 4 MAN L32/40 (2 x 8L32 /40 + 2 x 9L32/40) auxiliary engines, each of which contains one MAN NR34/S turbocharger.
The engine is the first in a series of six engines ordered by the MSC.

MAN Delivers Thousandth Turbocharger for Two-Stage Turbocharging Systems

At the beginning of the 2000s, MAN, a pioneer in the field of two-stage turbocharging, developed the MAN ECOCHARGE system, a combination of the low-pressure and high-pressure stages with intercooling, which significantly improves engine performance.
In May 2016, the MAN Diesel & Turbo company sold its 1000th turbocharger for two-stage turbocharging.
The ECOCHARGE system optimally connects the low-pressure turbocharger – usually a TCA or a TCR one – with the high-pressure stage, for which the recently developed TCX series has been designed. The increase of the efficiency of turbocharging, as compared to that of single-stage turbochargers, is mostly related to the intercooler, which significantly reduces the energy required for the compression of incoming air to high pressure. The greater capacity generated by the ECOCHARGE technology provides an opportunity of choosing between a significant increase of engine output or a reduction of the size of the engine without a negative impact on its performance. So far, the ECOCHARGE technology has been implemented in several new four-stroke engines, such as types 12 or 20 V 32/44 CR TSS and 12 or 20 V 35/44G TS, which can also be gas-fired.