The fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was held at the Continental Regency Hotel in Peoria, 111., on October 12, 1978. Ninety-five r e g i s t e r e d members and guests attended the meeting.
With the commissioning of the Norway's Bukser og Berging Voith Water Tractor Baut. the improved characteristics of the new Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) blades were demonstrated. The bollard pull — as supervised by DNV — was improved by nine percent while using the same input power.
Colt I n d u s t r i e s , Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Beloit, Wise., has been awarded an $11.5- million "transfer of technology" contract by Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La. for a new series of Pielstick large diesel engines.
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— Now undergoing prolonged testing in the Trieste factory of the Grandi Motori division of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani is a new long-stroke, higher-powered, medium- speed 4-stroke engine covering a power range from 9,900 to 33,000 bhp.
The Maritime Administration has released a group of 15 technical reports evaluating the feasibility of heavy-duty gas turbines as a competitive and acceptable form of marine propulsion generation. The reports were prepared under a contract awarded in 1970 to the General Electric Company,
Thrustmaster of Texas, manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, has added three new personnel in key positions. Jeff Miller has joined the company as marketing manager. Miller, who has more than 25 years of experience in marketing communications (including 15 in the oil and gas,
Samuel B. Nemirow, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has appointed Dr. Zelvin Levine to the post of Director, Office of Advanced Ship Operations, one of three offices reporting to the Assistant Administrator for Research and Development.
BMV Maskin A.S. has introduced a new heavy fuel burning diesel engine for marine propulsion and auxiliary use as well as for shore side power generation. This new engine, designated the B type, has been undergoing intensive testing at the Bergen Diesel factory since September 1984.
Detroit Diesel Allison (DDA) Division of General Motors has announced the availability of a new, totally revised and expanded Marine Library. This comprehensive technical publication contains features designed to benefit anyone involved with the marine industry.
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