“Big Iron” gets a fishbowl

March 31, 2014

BCIT North Van campus, home to the Cadet programs I got an email from Russel Oye recently, letting me know of a great development for the west coast engineering types. Most of you you may know Russel as the long time Shop Instructor at BCIT’s North Shore Marine Campus, where all recent Marine Engineering cadets have passed through. Russel is also involved in the Canadian Institutes of Marine Engineering though…

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Oceanex takes delivery of Connaigra

September 28, 2013

Oceanex Conaigra leaving its German builders Today, Canada’s newest Canadian flagged cargo ship left its builders at Flensburger, in Germany, bound for Newfoundland and an excited crowd. The Oceanex Connaigra is owned and operated by St John’s based Oceanex. Oceanex operates the Oceanex Avalon, Cabot, Oceanex Sanderling and the Connaigra will join its fleetmates of RO/LOs serving the drop trailer, container service to Newfoundland and Labrador. Lori Caines, Spokesperson for…

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Big iron lands in BC

July 18, 2013

BCIT’s new training centerpiece, a MAN 7L48/60 Medium Speed Diesel engine Fantastic news the other week. After nearly two years of behind the scenes interaction, one big announcement was made by BCIT and MAN Diesel & Turbo Canada; as matter of fact, its 119 tons of announcement. BCIT has received a large medium speed Diesel engine; an inline 7 cylinder 48/60 series with common rail fuel injection, the second largest…

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PrimeServ hits Canada

August 30, 2012

A toast to PrimeServ launch in BC I had the privilege, last week, of attending the launch of MAN Diesel and Turbo’s new PrimeServ service station in Canada. The event, which occurred in Vancouver, last Thursday, with many industry guest on hand, officially launched MAN’s service station on the West Coast of Canada. Earlier in the week, a ceremony was held in Halifax, to launch the East Coast’s PrimeServ location….

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E is for “damn, thats big”

April 8, 2011

This is not news anymore, but it is still pretty darn awe inspiring. Maersk placed an order for 10 copies of their new class of ships, the Triple E. The ships are massive cargo movers; with a capacity for 18,000 teu. The biggest cargo ships afloat; bigger ships have been built, namely tankers, but very few are still in service. With twin propulsion plants, they are designed for slow steaming,…

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Dr. Diesel would be proud…

Came across this little bit of press release regarding the two biggest names in the Diesel engine business working together, along with many other well know partners, on improving efficiency of the prime mover in an environmental positive way. Here is the project’s website, and below is the press release from Wartsila. Interesting project. ————————Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade & Technical Press release, 6 September 2007 Multinational team led by Wärtsilä and…

October 20, 2007
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