Propulsion

Berg Propulsion rides the winds of change

Berg Propulsion rides the winds of change

After nearly a decade in development, the announcement in January that French shipowner Neoline Armateur has signed a contract with a Turkish shipyard, RMK Marine, for the construction of the world’s first large sail-powered commercial cargo ship has been heralded as a landmark moment in the renaissance of wind propulsion. But while much of the […]

Leonardo DRS awarded Columbia-class propulsion contract

Leonardo DRS awarded Columbia-class propulsion contract

Leonardo DRS has been awarded contracts valued at more than US$1 billion, when fully funded to provide integrated electric propulsion components for the US Navy’s next-generation Columbia-class submarine. The Columbia-class submarines will replace the fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. The integrated electric propulsion components will be manufactured in the company’s Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Menominee Falls, […]

Kongsberg propulsion for Philippine OPVs

Kongsberg propulsion for Philippine OPVs

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract for the sale of six sets of controllable pitch propellers to Hyundai Heavy Industries. The propellers will be installed on six new 94-metre offshore patrol vessels for the Philippine Navy. Each propulsion set will consist of twin Kongsberg Kamewa controllable pitch propeller 86 A/5 D-B systems, as well as […]

Bulkship adopts Berg Propulsion upgrade for EEXI compliance

Bulkship adopts Berg Propulsion upgrade for EEXI compliance

Oslo-based ship manager Bulkship Management is to implement Berg Propulsion’s ‘EPL for EEXI’ power limitation solution across 10 ships trading in US Gulf and Caribbean waters. Berg’s new engine power limitation (EPL) solution is of particular benefit to ships whose performance requires only moderate adjustment to meet IMO Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) needs, […]

Cavitation awareness taken to the edge

Cavitation awareness taken to the edge

Canadian study shows propeller edge deviations increase URN As any marine engineer or hydrodynamicist can tell you, propeller cavitation is a reality of shipping. But as the causes of anthropogenic underwater radiated noise (URN) fall under increasing scrutiny from environmentalists and regulators there is mounting pressure to develop a deeper understanding of this perennial problem. […]

Schottel expands reach of global service network

Schottel expands reach of global service network

German propulsion specialist attracts additional partners to support customers in Europe and North America. The German propulsion system supplier Schottel is further strengthening its after-sales repair, service and maintenance strategy, which is based on being as close as possible to its global customer base. The company currently has more than 100 service locations worldwide supported […]

Better decisions, lower lifecycle costs

Better decisions, lower lifecycle costs

CFD enables Teignbridge to optimise design and performance of propulsion systems Founded in 1974, Teignbridge Propellers International is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of marine propulsion and stern gear products. With more than 65,000 square feet of floor space and over 100 employees at its headquarters in Southwest England, it is the largest producer of […]

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