Aker Arctic demonstrates autonomous vessel in model tests

Aker Arctic demonstrates autonomous vessel in model tests

An autonomous ship model has been successfully tested in Aker Arctic's ice model test laboratory in Helsinki, Finland. In the demonstration test, the ship model was able to detect obstacles in the ice tank utilizing …
Jun 15, 2018 /  Vessels
MAN Diesel & Turbo dual fuel engine wins type approval

MAN Diesel & Turbo dual fuel engine wins type approval

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) on November 2nd 2017 at CSSC Marine Power (CMP) in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main …
Nov 30, 2017 /  Curious
Type Approval Granted to Uprated MAN L51/60DF

Type Approval Granted to Uprated MAN L51/60DF

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s MAN L51/60DF engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT), which ran from October 17at the company’s Augsburg works in Germany, in front of the industry’s main …
Nov 6, 2017 /  Curious
Final design of “Yara Birkeland” revealed – model commences testing at SINTEF Ocean (Video)

Final design of “Yara Birkeland” revealed – model commences testing at SINTEF Ocean (Video)

A six meter long, 2.4 tons model of the final design of the autonomous and fully electric container vessel Yara Birkeland was revealed as testing commenced at SINTEF Ocean’s 80-metre test tank facility in …
Sep 29, 2017 /  Vessels
WinGD X52 diesel FAT and TAT trigger delivery of large order book

WinGD X52 diesel FAT and TAT trigger delivery of large order book

Following an extensive test programme in the presence of eight classification societies, the latest development in Winterthur Gas & Diesel’s Generation X low-speed diesel engine range, the X52, successfully …
Jul 4, 2017 /  Curious
WSS is urging ship operators to make on board marine fuel testing an operational necessity

WSS is urging ship operators to make on board marine fuel testing an operational necessity

There are a host of issues, which can arise with both traditional heavy fuels and modern low sulphur distillates that, if left unchecked, cause significant problems in the engine room. Water content is a common …
Feb 10, 2017 /  Vessels
Rolls-Royce completes factory acceptance test for first gas turbine for Italian Navy’s new LHD to be built by Fincantieri

Rolls-Royce completes factory acceptance test for first gas turbine for Italian Navy’s new LHD to be built by Fincantieri

Rolls-Royce will provide two MT30 gas turbines to power the Italian Navy’s new 20,000 tonne Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel Rolls-Royce has achieved a significant milestone for …
Feb 2, 2017 /  Naval
VIDEO: ALP Striker Bollard Pull Testing

VIDEO: ALP Striker Bollard Pull Testing

Ever Wonder How a Bollard Pull Test is Performed? After raising her dutch flag on August 31, ALP Striker, Teekay’s first of four ultra long distance anchor handling tugs in the ALP Future Class, was ready for her …
Dec 15, 2016 /  Vessels
Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Montréal begins first deployment as X-Ship

Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Montréal begins first deployment as X-Ship

The HMCS Montréal is now at sea on its first deployment as the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) experimental ship. The modernized Halifax-class frigate deployed October 24, 2016 with a full schedule of missions …
Nov 14, 2016 /  Naval
World’s first dual-fuel engine for large high-speed vessels presented as part of the GAINN4SHIP INNOVATION Project

World’s first dual-fuel engine for large high-speed vessels presented as part of the GAINN4SHIP INNOVATION Project

Thursday (Oct 27, 2016), in the Navantia facilities in Cartagena (Murcia), an event was held to present the adaptation of a CATERPILLAR 3618 propulsion engine to run on both natural gas (LNG) and diesel. The retrofit was …
Oct 28, 2016 /  Vessels