ABC dual fuel engines for dredge

MV Minerva
February 8, 2016

Today, Anglo Belgian Corporation, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of medium speed diesel engines, announced the sale of two s that will power a new build vessel for the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME. This agreement was officialized with the Dutch shipyard ‘Royal IHC’. This contract confirms Anglo Belgian Corporation’s know-how in the development and production of advanced propulsion solutions for the maritime industry. The commissioning of…

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“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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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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Budget Shoals claim UVic’s ship

July 4, 2012

Rendering of UVic’s research ship The University of Victoria much heralded planned “new” ship, dedicated to research, has fallen victim to budgets. The ex Canadian Coast Guard vessel, Tsekoa II, was obtained from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the project. Grandiose plans to cut it, stretch it, and rework the entire propulsion system to a complex hybrid system, proved too much to swallow, financially, and the project has…

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Danger, what danger

September 24, 2011

The beauty of working in the maritime field is that there is always something new to learn about. The other day I heard about the German Rescue Tug Nordic; so, nothing new here, its another tug, big deal, you might say. Well this one is pretty technologically advance, because of what it can do, in what situation. By now, we’ve learn to built some pretty powerful tugs that can operate…

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Pistons seek Independence

July 23, 2010

You know you’re having a interesting day, when a piston of your engine, winds up going through a nearby roof. Such was the case with Canadian National locomotive 2699, when it was going through the Louisiana town of Independence, earlier this year. The Dash 9-44CW locomotive is built by GE Transportation Systems based in Erie, Pennsylvania, and features a 4,400 horsepower, V16 turbocharged diesel engine, known as the GE7FDL16. Seems…

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From green to yellow

June 3, 2010

Wow! some big news for you tug boat types, and rail fans. Iconic railroad and engine maker, EMD, has been, yet again, sold, this time though, its not just another “bankster” looking to split the company into easy cash. This time, another industrial icon, Caterpillar of the US, is absorbing EMD to increase their rail portfolio. Nice to see. Here is a news story, the official CAT press release is…

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