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NorShipping 2001, held in Oslo, Nor- some of the more influential personnel ufacturers used the platform of NorShip- way in early June, once again proved to in the marine business on-hand for the ping to launch new products, systems be a dynamic exhibition complete with week long event. As usual, marine man- and services to the international market,


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Wartsila was chosen as the single source propulsion system supplier for a new set of 40,000-dwt Italian tankers. some of which is detailed in the follow- ing report.

Wartsila Corp., the ubiquitous propulsion system manufacturer announced that it had received a contact to supply the complete marine power system for the first of a series of envi- ronmentally safe 40,000-dwt chemi- cal/product tankers building at the San

Marco shipyard in Italy. In an interview with Wartsila's Mikael Makinen earlier this year, he stressed that the company was expanding beyond the mere busi- ness of manufacturing engines, seeking to become a single source propulsion system provider, or, as the company touts, "The Ship Power Supplier."

For the 40,000-dwt tankers, Wartsila will be just that, as it is responsible for the complete functionality of the sys- tem. In addition to supplying the hard- ware, it will provide the shipyard with all of the functional drawings and will be supervising the plant's installation, commissioning and sea trials. The ship will be equipped with a Wartsila 6L64 medium-speed diesel engine, of 12,060 kW output at 333 rpm and a CP 6,200 mm diameter Lips propeller, together with shafting and reduction gear. The new vessel will measure 563 ft. (171.6 m) long and feature 12 cargo, two slop and one recovery tank. The propulsion package will give the ship a maximum 17-knot speed on a 34 ft. (10.3 m) draft, and a service speed of 16 knots.

Leica made waves on the electronics front by introducing first fully integrated

GPS/DGPS/AIS shipboard system.

While the final standards regarding AIS are still years in the making, Leica — traditionally a company that pushes the innovation edge — has delivered a prod- uct in the MX 420, which incorporates a

Leica introduced the first fully integrated

GPS/DGPS/AIS shipboard system — MX 420.

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