Rolls-Royce is now pioneering “power-by-the-hour” in the marine field and claims the model could reduce customers’ maintenance costs by as much as 25% over a 10-15-year contract.
Chris-Marine & IOP Marine will exhibit its range of quality maintenance machines and methods for diesel engines at SMM Hamburg in Germany on 6-9 September.
Wärtsilä has bagged a contract to supply engines for six 21,000 teu boxships being built for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL).
Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is paying EUR43m ($47.8m) to buy over Eniram, a Finnish energy management and analytics company from 1 July this year.
Rolls-Royce’s Oskar Levander, vp innovation, is well-known for his views on ship automation and ultimately unmanned ships, but now he proposes that three propellers are more efficient that two for a range of ship types including ferries, ro-pax, cruise and navy vessels.
When the news broke that Volkswagen had used software to cheat emissions testing procedures, the rest of the car industry stayed quiet on the matter, happy to let the German carmaker take the fall. But as investigations delved deeper it was found to be less a VW-emissions-scandal and more of an entire-automotive-industry-emissions-scandal.