Focus on Marine Engines and Propulsion Systems
This week, Baird Maritime looks at an interesting lineup of reviewed vessels featuring a selection of marine propulsion types, from conventional diesel engines to batteries promising low emissions. Various workboat categories are represented, particularly tugs as this week also focuses on the important towage and salvage sector.
Engines • Gensets • Gearboxes • Outboards • FPP • CPP • Waterjets • Sterndrives • Hybrid/Electric • Thrusters • Renewables • Nuclear • Gas Turbines
We also have two feature articles in our lineup. One discusses a new concept in the UK wherein a series of electric ferries will be fitted with innovative hydrofoil systems. The other feature highlights a proposal to apply nuclear propulsion – which had once been limited to naval vessels – on a broader scale in the commercial shipping sector.
- Saam Condor – Saam Towage deploys newest tug for Peru operations
- Sparky – All-electric tug delivered to New Zealand’s Auckland port
- Céladon – First in new series of ship assist tugs for French Navy
- Xin Ao Pu Tuo Hao – Chinese-built LNG bunkering ship with 8,500cbm capacity
- Dallas – Shallow-draught tanker for Dutch inland shipping company
- Ophrys – New minehunting dive boat delivered to French Navy
- TSM Odet – Harbour tug built for French Mediterranean coast
- Hermes – Durable, versatile tug pair for US operator Seabulk
- Zhongren 121 – Heavy transport and salvage ships for Chinese transport ministry
Features and Opinion:
FEATURE | Dutch firm studies more widespread use of nuclear propulsion in commercial shipping
– “Nuclear technology has seen several interesting developments and should be considered for future maritime applications.”
FEATURE | Electric hydrofoil ferry concept under development in Northern Ireland
– “The vessels are designed to fly above the water, providing a comfortable ride for the passengers, mitigating the effects of seasickness, and producing minimal wake at high speeds.”
News and Gear:
- Marine Propulsion News Roundup | October 6 – A new hybrid azimuthing thruster, an energy storage system for an offshore vessel, hydrogen and methanol dual-fuel projects
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | October 5 – Norwegian autonomous ferry, Great Lakes cruise ship, and US and Chinese tour boats
- Fishing Vessel News Roundup | October 4 – Chinese offshore farm, Icelandic netting boat, trawlers for Spain, Scotland and Denmark
- Offshore Vessel News Roundup | September 30 – Crewboats for Malaysia, US and Netherlands plus new windfarm anchor handler concept
- Marine Propulsion News Roundup | September 28 – Catamaran ferry engines, tug batteries and more
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | September 28 – US and Norwegian cruise ships, Danish large Ro-Pax and UK-designed electric hydrofoil commuter ferry concept
- Emergency Service Vessel News Roundup | September 27 – US and Italian patrol vessels, Canadian and UK rescue boats
- Marine Propulsion News Roundup | September 15 – Offshore wind SOV Engines, generators for US Navy submarines and more
Recent Important Features:
OPINION | Norwegian electric tour boat smoke incident: a marine surveyor raises concerns
– “As so often seems to be the case in the marine world, it appears that technology is running faster than the rule makers or maritime regulators can keep up with.”
– by Mike Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute of Marine Surveying
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
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- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the engines and propulsion systems sector
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