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.
Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently received an order from the Soviet Union for a specialized vessel intended for transportation of floating oil drilling rigs weighing up to 20,000 tons. The contract, valued at about $42 million, was won against fierce international competition.
Two recent European initiatives, both involving power systems supplier Wartsila Corporation, have given fresh impetus to the development and application of fuel cell technology aboard ship. The Finnish organization has entered into a pact with
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 101 plant facilities were located along the waterways of the United States in the first quarter of 1977, creating over 6,000 permanent jobs. Of the 101 plant facilities,