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Professionals take an expert look at the Indian maritime industry in the current economic crises

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Many propulsion aspects were not covered in our previous Quantum report, therefore we call this one Quantum 2. Container ship designs go for maximum hull speed requiring highest practicable engine power. The slump of the last two years has meant that ships often steam well below their designed maximum speed. Many propulsion arrangements were investigated for the Quantum, however a diesel electric solution was most favored using a twin propeller arrangement for full redundancy. It was decided the best option was two steerable Azipods. Adding further flexibility, all the gen set engines are dual MDO/LNG fuel and the two on board LNG tanks allow engine operation in emission sensitive areas.

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 4/20/2010 9:00:25 AM | with 2 comments

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The high cost and complexity of modern ships may point to an alternative to the sale or scrapping a vessel as it ceases to fulfill all the requirements of its original task. In some cases new or upgrading older engines, in other cases the propulsion configuration is changed, rewarding the operator with lower fuel costs and emissions.

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 2/25/2010 8:43:10 AM | with 5 comments

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Cameron Supplying X-mas Trees for Petrobras
With major contracts secured in the last two years in Brazil, Cameron is in a great position to expand its presence in the Brazilian subsea market in 2010 and beyond.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 1/21/2010 2:25:01 PM | with 0 comments

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FMC using all electric subsea technology in Brazil
FMC Technologies leads the industry in subsea all–electric technology. Environmentaly friendly and offering operational cost reductions, this technology should be used in large scale in Brazilian subsea fields in the near future.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 10/29/2009 6:16:40 PM | with 0 comments

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