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VSP: Same Power, 9% More Bollard Pull

With the commissioning of the Norway's Bukser og Berging Voith Water Tractor Baut. the improved characteristics of the new Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) blades were demonstrated. The bollard pull — as supervised by DNV — was improved by nine percent while using the same input power.

 

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.

Lindenau Yard Delivers Seismic Research Vessel To Western Geophysical

After a rebuilding period of only three months, the Lindenau Shipyard in Kiel, West Germany, recently delivered the seismic research vessel Western Challenger (shown above), the latest addition to the seismic fleet of Western Geophysical Company, a Litton subsidiary.

Hyundai's $18-Million Maritime Research Institute In Ulsan Completed

A gala opening ceremony was held recently to mark the official opening of the new Hyundai Maritime Research Institute (HMRI) in Ulsan, Korea. The event was attended by a large group of government and industry leaders from Korea and elsewhere, including

 
 
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