The Annual Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery Conference

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The 8th Annual Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery conference will be held on 15-16 April, 2015  in London.

With over 200 senior stakeholders attending the conference in 2014, this event has become a must attend for: owners, operators, managers, engine designers and builders, ship designers and builders, fuel/lubrication manufacturers and suppliers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, regulators, class societies and industry associations.

You can find a selection of photos from the 2014 event on our Google+ page here and see a selection of interviews with our 2014 speakers on YouTube here.

Highlights from the 2014 conference & awards:

Nuclear and fuel cell alternatives foreseen

                 

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Nuclear and fuel cell alternatives foreseen                 

13 Jun 2014
 

‘Viking I’ was in many ways the forerunner of the current ro-pax ship

Such is today’s focus on alternative fuels that it seemed slightly odd to see that the same subject was a hot topic back in 1964.

The June 1964 issue of The Motor Ship began with a leading article about nuclear power, then on the next page we found a news item about fuel cell development.

Official British proposals for nuclear power for ships were described as a ‘whitewash’, while fuel cells were received in a considerably kinder vein, despite the maximum power available at the time being only 25kW, though 200kW versions were expected

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Russia-China Natural Gas Deal to Set LNG Price Floor, BofA Says

 

Russia’s deal to sell natural gas toChina after a decade of talks will set a floor for prices of the liquefied fuel as the Asian nation is set to become the world’s leading consumer, according to Bank of America Corp.

The 30-year accord for 38 billion cubic meters a year (3.8 billion cubic feet a day) of supplies from 2018 by pipeline from eastern Siberia was probably reached at a price of $10.50 to $11 per million British thermal units, the bank said in a report e-mailed today. China, which consumes about half of the world’s coal, copper and iron ore and 4 percent of its gas, is set to become the biggest gas user by 2035.

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Vessel head journeys to Callaway

13 June 2014

A new reactor vessel closure head has completed a five-week journey by sea, river and road to arrive at the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri, USA.

The 180 tonne component, which is over 9 metres tall, was ordered from Areva by Ameren Missouri in 2009. It was manufactured by Spain's Equipos Nucleares SA (Ensa) at Maliaño, from where it began its trans-Atlantic journey in April. The reactor head was shipped in a special container to protect the component itself and the control rod drive mechanisms installed inside it.

After crossing the ocean, the vessel head was loaded onto a barge and travelled from the port of New Orleans via the Tombigibee, Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The final 11 km of its

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Tanker Hauling Disputed Kurd Crude U-Turns in Atlantic

 

Photographer: Ali Al-Saadi /AFP/Getty Images

A security guard is seen at the Tawke oil refinery near the village of Zacho, in the semi-autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan. The Kurdish Regional Government estimates its region has about 45 billion barrels of crude reserves. Iraq itself has about 150 billion barrels. Close

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A security guard is seen at the Tawke oil refinery near the village of Zacho, in the semi-autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan. The Kurdish Regional Government estimates its region has about 45 billion barrels of crude reserves. Iraq itself has about 150 billion barrels.

 

An oil

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