Wärtsilä introduces new waterjet series for ferries, yachts and naval vessels

By Keith Henderson at March 08, 2011 04:28
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Wärtsilä, has introduced a new series of midsized axial pump waterjets aimed at the high speed ferry, high speed patrol craft, and customized yachting markets, the series can handle shaft powers up to 4,500 kW. A key design target for the new series is high performance throughout the life of the propulsion system. Stainless steel is widely used in the construction, thereby reducing both maintenance and performance loss over the life of the unit. The task of installation of the waterjet has been simplified for the shipyard. It comes in a fast and easy 'plug & play' installation module that offers owners and shipyards lower installation costs. [More]

HERCULES Project Continues

By Keith Henderson at December 14, 2010 06:38
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The HERCULES Project is a large scale cooperative project on marine engine R&D concerning sustainable and safe energy production from marine engines. It is supported by the European Commission and the Swiss Federal Government. Comprising a consortium of 43 partners, it is led by the major engine maker groups MAN Diesel & Turbo and Wärtsilä. The research program started up in 2004 covering the broad remit topics of higher efficiency, reduced emissions and increase reliability. So successful was the project that it was decided to continue the research program now known as Hercules-A with a new four year Hercules-B program to run in the period 2008 to 2011. It has been decided to continue the research cooperation by commissioning a part three program to be known as Hercules-C, planned to run over a three year period 2012 to 2015. [More]

Intelligent Combustion Monitoring

By Keith Henderson at November 15, 2010 15:34
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Wärtsilä has announced the introduction of an Intelligent Combustion Monitoring system (ICM) for its two stroke engines extending the present Wärtsilä family of condition monitoring devices to provide a performance and condition monitoring solution. The system will be introduced in three stages: initially as a reporting service, then in 2011 it will link with RT-flex engines and lastly it will be linked to the RTA engines. ICM strength as a monitoring system in that it measures combustion pressure against crank angle / piston position for each stroke of each cylinder to give a very accurate report of the combustion process. Earlier this year ABB and Wärtsilä signed a co-operation and distribution agreement for the ABB Cylmate monitoring system which integrates with the ICM. [More]

Kongsberg Maritime Develops New Green Ship Engine Room Simulator Model

By Jocelyn Redfern at October 21, 2010 10:06
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Advanced Wärstilä RT-flex model from leading Engine Room Simulator developer [More]

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