Bragging rights for the title of most prolific cruise ship builder has lately centered on Italy and Finland, Fincantieri and Kvaerner Masa Yards to be exact. While the Italian contingency has pulled ahead of late, the Finnish shipyard located in
The first 12-cylinder Sulzer RTflex96C low-speed marine engine developed by Wartsila Corporation has successfully completed its official shop test. With a maximum continuous power output of 68,640 kW (93,360 bhp) at 102 rpm, it is reported to be
The icebreaker Otso (shown), ordered in March 1984 by the Finnish Board of Navigation, was delivered recently by Wartsila's Helsinki Shipyard. She is the first of two technologically advanced icebreakers of a new type. The second vessel was ordered
New program analyzes scrapedown oil as way to detect changes in the condition of an engine's cylinders ExxonMobil introduced a program to optimize cylinder oil feed rates in low-speed (crosshead) diesel engines. The "Feed Rate Optimization" program
Golten Marine Co., Inc., has been licensed as the worldwide supplier and repair shop for Akasaka Diesels Limited of Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese firm joins the distinguished roster of leading diesel manufacturers represented by Golten. The growing list
Croatian-based shipyard, 3.MAJ Brodogradiliste, delivered the first of a contracted four-part tanker series this past August. Named M/T Margara, the 71,345-tdw oil tanker was constructed for Monte Carlo based owners subsidiary Doria Shipping Co., registered in Valetta, Malta.
A contract for nine air cushion vehicles (ACV) was signed in Moscow recently between V/O Sudoimport and Wartsila of Finland. The ACVs, which represent a new line of production for the shipyard, are based on a Soviet license and on long-term product development work at Wartsila.
Birka Line Ab and Wartsila Marine have signed a contract for a new $135-million luxury cruise vessel to be delivered in the autumn of 1990. The 32,000-gross-registered-ton vessel, with accommodations for 1,700 passengers, will be built at the Turku Shipyard.
A new concept for powering large passenger vessels, the combined diesel-electric and diesel-mechanical (CODED) system, is the latest outcome of a broader co-operation between leading lights in the Finnish maritime industries. CODED has been developed
Wartsila Diesel recently presented a paper entitled "Fuel Oil Characteristics That Are Considered Most Important For Modern Marine Diesel Engine Operation And Development" at the ASTM Marine Fuels Symposium held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Fla.