A few tons here, a few tons there

August 18, 2009

Some long time followers of The Monitor, might remember a little blurb quite a few years back, on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s plans to install a Wartsila 12V46 auxiliary engine on their Radiance Class ships. These ships were solely powered by two gas turbines when they came out of the Meyer Werft yard in the early 2000’s, making them environmentally friendly and ahead of their time, but unfortunately, not very…

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Impacts of fuel prices and requirements

Heres an interesting article on fuel and its future impacts on maritime shipping.—————- Marine fuel prices soar after industry hits turning pointBy Rudolph Kassinger, 18 January 2008 Lloyds List HISTORIANS in the years ahead will note that 2007 marked a turning point in marine fuels. The full impact of more stringent environmental controls cannot be predicted now, but they are likely to be profound. Last year fuel prices and their…

February 7, 2008
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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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