Balance of Power Favours New Hi-tech North Sea Fishing Trawler

By George Backwell at December 06, 2013 22:37
Filed Under: Marine Diesel Engines
A 600 kW/cyl MAN 6L32/44CR main engine is to be installed in a new North Sea fishing purse-seiner/trawler, the first ever common rail engine to be installed in a vessel of this type in the Norwegian commercial fishing sector, according to engine builders MAN Diesel and Turbo. Graphic rendering of the Kvannøy (courtesy Hansen Dahl) A widely-used engine in merchant ships, the 32/44CR marine diesel engine was the manufacturer’s first all-electronic four-stroke engine, launched in 2006 to supplement the popular 32/40 series with a CR fuel- injected derivative.  The six-cylinder version 32/44 engine (32 cm bore/44 cm stroke) is rated at 3,600 kW and uses the latest MAN Diesel & Turbo common rail technology to enable the flexible setting of injection timing, duration and pressure for each cylinder. Thus fuel consumption and emissions may be optimised at any point on the operating profile.
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VETH Propulsion Hybrid Drives MV SEMPER FI

By Peter Pospiech at December 17, 2012 11:49
Filed Under: drive systems, General
The definition describes a hybrid-drive as a propulsion system, which consists out of two different drive-systems. For this purpose at least two energy converters and energy storages must be in use. Apart from some exceptions preferably combustion engines and electric motors are combined into a hybrid-drive.Dutch Veth Propulsions Technical Director Marco Huisman: ”The innovation on this new system is that two different drives are used. The Veth Propulsion hybrid drive offers a lot more solutions for drive profiles, because of its combination of diesel and / or electric motor propulsion. Both drives can be used within their optimal system effectiveness curve. This offers all benefits of a diesel electric drive without any disadvantages.   The hybrid drive features moreover an additional advantage: the asynchronous electric motor can also be used as a generator. In doing so it does not cost any additional fuel compared to a separate running gen-set which runs in low idle &nda... [More]

Classic Yacht With Unique Hybrid Propulsion

By George Backwell at June 09, 2012 08:58
Filed Under: General
Reborn J-class yacht Rainbow will compete against three others later this month in a class-dedicated Falmouth, UK, sailing regatta. What’s so unusual about this big 140-ft yacht is its hybrid propulsion and power system, as we shall see. First though, the design concept. J-class Superyacht Rainbow: Photo courtesy of Holland JachtbouwThe classic yacht was launched earlier this year from Holland Jachtbouw’s yard in The Netherlands, based upon the lines of the original 1934 America’s Cup winner.The project’s naval architects Dykstra & Partners also partnered with deVosdeVries design on the interior. The original Rainbow (scrapped in 1940) was drawn by William Starling Burgees in the early 1930s whose design has now been incorporated into an all-aluminium yacht that meets the J-class Association maximum performance rules. The first Rainbow, a thoroughbred racing yacht had no engine room so there was not a great deal of space to accommodate one within the l... [More]

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