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FPT Industrial: let’s go, XC13

The XC13 surely sounds agnostic in FPT Industrial’s unofficial nomenclature; it comes, indeed, with a tripartite certification: Euro 6E (winking an eye at the upcoming Euro 7), methane gas and also biofuel, with a link to hydrogen. Andrea Abbà, FPT’s product marketing manager, told us about dialogui...

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Vulkan and the vibro-acoustic comfort

Vulkan Group, and particularly its subsidiary Vulkan Italia, exhibited at MetsTrade in Amsterdam with a clear goal:to communicate its recognized expertise in the development of vibro-acoustic solutions for marine propulsion systems. And if, in terms of the Group’s commitment to the marine sect...

Fpt C16 600, a new proposal for commercial applications

FPT C16 600. We were in Amsterdam at MetsTrade 2019 for the official preview. And we’ll talk about this new engine in the first issue of Diesel International 2020. One of the brand-new products launched by FPT Industrial in the Netherlands was indeed this 16-litre marine engine, Diesel of the year 2...

MAN hybrid propulsion package for a Greenland Research vessel

MAN hybrid propulsion package is made of MAN 27/38 and 175D engines, a 5-bladed MAN Alpha propeller and both remote-control and MAN HyProp systems. Such a package was chosen by the Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard in Spain for the construction of a research vessel addressed to the Greenland Institute ...

Siemens diesel-electric propulsion on board the MY Vanadis superyacht

Siemens diesel-electric propulsion, namely the Siship EcoProp, is on board the MY Vanadis superyacht, a 31-metre vessel built by CCN (Cerri Cantieri Navali). The system provides that the propulsion may rely on traditional diesel engines to navigate at cruising speed or rather on electric motors for ...

Much more than sustainability at METS 2019

A few figures, first of all, to frame the Mets 2019, which again this year we have not been able to give up. The international trade show of marine equipment, materials and systems hosted, from 19 to 21 November, just under 18,000 visitors from 115 countries and 1,670 exhibitors from 53 countries, w...

Yanmar engines roared in the French sea

Yanmar doubled indeed its efforts last September and took part to two important yachting exhibitions, both of them held in France. The first one was, of course, Cannes Yachting Festival at the new-look Cannes exhibition. The other one took place only a few days later in La Rochelle, in Western Franc...

ZF azimuth thruster technology for an oceanographic research vessel

The impact of the retractable azimuth thruster technology. The research vessel ‘R/V Roger Revelle’, owned by the US Navy and operated by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography under a charter agreement with the Office of Naval Research, is a globally capable oceanographic research vessel, designed as...

Eight MAN engines at work between Trinidad and Tobago

A total of eight MAN engines have been ordered by two prominent Australian shipbuilders, namely Austal and Incat Tasmania, to work on two different ferries connecting the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The order of these MAN 16V28/33D STC engines was pushed by the decision of the Government of the ...

ZF Hybrid Marine. Under the lens

ZF Hybrid Marine. The future of shipping   ZF Hybrid Marine. Coming a step back, looking at Genoa Boat Show, we appreciate the 8000 series, in hybrid configuration with PTI and ZF electric motor of 200 kilowatts. ZF is notoriously one of the technological leaders in the driveline for over all t...
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