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Investment in Desien ating merits of podded propulsors through its selection of two 8.5-MW
Mermaid units for its similar-capacity newbuild Seven Seas Mariner, now approaching completion at Chantiers de l'Atlantique. (Fuel) Cells of
German high-speed diesel maker and power systems supplier MTU-
Friedrichshafen showed its willingness to push back the technological bounds when it announced at last year's SMM
Exhibition in Hamburg that it had start- ed development work on fuel cell marine propulsion. German propensity for front-line advance in engineering is also implicit in the nomination of
Siemens PEM (proton exchange mem- brane) fuel cells as part of the integrated propulsion arrangements for the navy's new 212-class submarines.
Now, classification society Germanis- cher Lloyd has taken a lead by establish- ing guidelines for fuel cell propulsion and power systems. Drawing on 13 years' experience with projects relating to submarine fuel cell installations and hydrogen-handling equipment for gas tankers, GL is offering services in fuel cell system and ship plan approval and classification, safety assessment, com- ponent certification, project definition, ship design and expert evaluation. In 2000, the society certified a German inland water excursion boat incorporat- ing fuel cell propulsion, the first non- military craft to be so equipped. The concept has appeal for marine applica- tions since it raises the prospect of power generation with improved effi- ciency and, above all, considerably reduced environmental pollutant release compared to conventional arrangements.
Fuel cells generate electrical power by combining hydrogen with oxygen, with- out open flame combustion. The hydro- gen can be obtained from methanol, nat- ural gas, petroleum or renewable resources.
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Pimentel Steps Down From
Top Post At Cunard Line
Carnival Corp. announced the resigna- tion of Larry Pimentel, president and
CEO of its Cunard Line Limited unit.
Pamela Conover, COO of Cunard, has been given the additional title of presi- dent and will replace Pimentel as head of the luxury cruise operator. Both management changes are effective immediately. Pimentel has served at the helm of Cunard Line, which is comprised of both the Cunard and
Seabourn cruise brands, since 1998, when the Miami-based combined enti- ty was formed, following Carnival
Corp.'s acquisition of Cunard. Prior to that he spent six years as president and
COO of Seabourn Cruise Line, former- ly based in San Francisco. Pimentel resigned for personal reasons, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. "It is with great difficulty that
I have made the decision to step down from my current post. My years at
Seabourn and Cunard have been extremely rewarding. However, from a personal perspective, this is the right decision for me and my family," said
Pimentel. He is reportedly in discus- sions with Carnival Corp. regarding a consultative role in connection with certain corporate-wide business initia- tives. 10
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