MAN chosen for cruise power and hybrid installation

                26 Mar 2014



View of the ‘Herøyhav’s’ engine room featuring an MAN 9L27/38 main engine

MAN Diesel & Turbo says that its large four-stroke engines are continuing to be a popular choice for newbuild cruise ships.

A significant recent order came from German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg, which is building new cruise vessels for Norwegian Cruise Line, and which will be powered by diesel-electric systems based on V48/60CR engines.

NCL is an established MAN customer with most of its fleet powered by 48/60 and 58/64 engines. The new ships – accorded the project name‘Breakaway Plus’ – will be the largest in Norwegian’s fleet. At 163,000gt and accommodating about 4,200 passengers, they are larger, enhanced versions of the previous 146,000gt‘Breakaway’ class also

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More power for MTU 20V8000 engine


22 Oct 2012

The MTU 20V8000 engine, now available with increased power rating

Tognum company MTU Friedrichshafen has announced that higher power ratings are to be made available for its large high speed engine, the series 8000. The maximum output has been raised from 9,100kW to 10MW.

The uprated V20-cylinder engine has, says MTU, unit demonstrated its increased power and reliability during a project-specific endurance run over 1,500 hours under tropical conditions. The series 8000 now covers a power range from 7,200kW to 10,000kW, MTU says enables it to offer economically efficient, diesel-based propulsion solutions producing up to 40MW per vessel. The new high power rating is initially being launched in the naval market.

Since their appearance in 2000, more than 130 MTU 8000 engines are currently in operation and 40 more are on order, which the company claims makes the series 8000 the top seller in its performance class

Ciudad y Marina Mercante llegan a un preacuerdo sobre el nuevo contrato marítimo

Mateo dice que el pliego se enviará a las 2 partes, y si no hay problemas, saldrá en breve a licitación


Ciudad y Marina Mercante han llegado a un preacuerdo sobre el pliego de condiciones del nuevo contrato marítimo. La reunión celebrada el martes en Madrid entre los responsables de Marina Mercante  y el viceconsejero de Turismo, Javier Mateo, y el consejero de Economía, Daniel Conesa, ha servido para acercar posturas, aunque aún no hay un documento definitivo. Mateo aseguró ayer a El Faro que el pliego se está redactando y se enviará a ambas partes. Una vez que se analice, si todos están de acuerdo, se publicará en el Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE) y luego se abrirá el proceso de adjudicación.

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Feature: LNG vessel manning - the new challenge

Feature: LNG vessel manning - the new challenge

By Mike Corkhill The LNG shipping industry is under great pressure to secure the crews necessary to accommodate a major expansion in fleet size. In terms of numbers the current orderbook of 125 vessels represents 32% of the existing world fleet of 393 LNG carriers. Over 90% of this orderbook is due for delivery over the 2014-2016 period and the total orderbook is likely to require an additional 2,000 LNGC officers.

Operators of LNG carriers have been faced with such a fleet size growth spurt only once before, in 2007-09 when 120 such ships were delivered over the three-year period. On that occasion, LNG carrier operators and managers were pushed to the limit of what was possible as

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Wärtsilä to retrofit two UK ferries with its new AQUARIUS READY ballast water management system solution


Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | 13:00

The Wärtsilä AQUARIUS READY solution is a phased process that enables cost savings and installation flexibility for ship owners preparing their vessels for ballast water treatment regulatory compliance. Having Wärtsilä as a single point of contact between the yard and the different authorities is another significant benefit for the owners.

Two Ro-Ro ferries owned by UK based Condor Ferries are to be retrofitted with Wärtsilä’s new AQUARIUS READY ballast water management system (BWMS) solution. The AQUARIUS READY concept has been developed by Wärtsilä to prepare vessels for the fitting of BWMS, while minimising vessel downtime, thereby enabling more efficient operations.The contract was signed in February 2014 and the final equipment delivery will take place within 12 months from

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