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How Marine Air Charging System For Engines Has Changed Over Time


Diesel engine for propelling ships came in to picture in the early 19th century. They not only helped to reduce the heat losses (steam engines) from engines but also to increase the speed and fuel efficiency of the ships. For efficiently burning diesel fuel in the engines, it is imperative that sufficient air is supplied at every cycle inside the cylinders. To achieve this, a variety of methods were adopted for supplying fresh air to burn the fuel and to produce the required power within all cylinders of the engine.

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Rolls Royce extends Kamewa Waterjet range for large vessels


Rolls-Royce has announced the addition of three larger stainless steel Kamewa waterjets to their product range: the S71, S80 and S90. The new waterjets are designed for use in bigger (30m+) vessels and completes the larger steel-series size range. With fewer components, the new range is said to be easier to install reducing the time and specialist skills required to fit them with consequent reductions in vessel build time and cost.

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LNG gaining prominence as fuel


The use of liquified natural gas (LNG) as a fuel, based on its environmentally friendly credentials is gaining ground, with several developments taking place over the last few weeks. First off, Wärtsilä and Finland-based Gasum have signed an agreement to develop use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications.

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Funding push for wind propulsion


Wind propulsion systems provider Norsepower Oy is to receive €2.6 million in funding from the European Commission and the Finnish Government’s funding agency for Innovation. The money will be used to research fuel saving and develop the Norsepower rotor sail solution technology.

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