The Marine Engine Elixir
Pictured next to this MAN B&W Diesel Ltd, Paxman, I8VP185 engine for a High Speed ferry Fraser Toyne. Fraser, who is the son of Roy Toyne, the Head of Engineering of Regulateurs Europa. has been a devotee of all things Marine since a very early age.
Starting at an early age, Fraser has developed into an authority on what is happening in the world of ships and engines. Using his own initiative, he has visited many engine rooms, engine manufacturers and other installations. He is not averse to enlisting the help of anyone from the Chairman of a major shipping company to a Marine Superintendent, to ensure that he gets to see a new ship.
At Fraser's recent 30th birthday party, he was presented with a certificate to acknowledge his tireless contribution and assistance which he has freely given to Regulateurs Europa. The certificate, presented by Robin Grigsby, the General Manager of Regulateurs Europa now takes pride of place in Fraser's bedroom.
After reading all this you may be surprised to learn that following a childhood medical incident, Fraser unfortunately suffered brain damage and was not expected to learn how to read and write. However, his passionate interest in marine engines spurred him on and he has learned to read and write using engineering magazines such as the Maritime Reporter & Engineering News.
Regulateurs Europa is a long established supplier of governors and control systems for marine applications and is a business unit of MAN B&W Diesel Ltd., and offers control and monitoring solutions to a wide range of engine builders and end users. Their Viking digital electronic controls have been used extensively to control the propulsion and auxiliary engines, such as the 18VP185, of conventional and high-speed ships.
Of course all of this means that Roy is unlikely to be able to turn off from thinking about work because he has this fantastic and interesting son who is passionate about ships and diesel engines.
Other stories from January 2002 issue
- Competition for Princess Cruises Heats Up With Arison Entry page: 4
- Fincantieri to Build Liner For British Market page: 8
- Stolt Offshore Announces $110 Million Contract Award page: 10
- HAL Details Delivery of New Ships page: 11
- Nichols Brothers Delivers Catamaran page: 12
- Launching, Double Christening At Flender Werft page: 12
- Kvaerner Delivers Carnival Pride page: 12
- S G Brown Launches Lightweight Marine VDR page: 13
- Entry of the Titans Delayed page: 18
- EU Ministers Fail To Agree On Shipbuilding Aid page: 20
- Seastreak Launches M/V Seastreak New Jersey page: 23
- OTAL To Invest $5 million in New IT System page: 24
- Money Talks page: 27
- Happy Birthday Navy page: 29
- Teams Prep For DD(X) Challenge page: 30
- Surface Combatants Benefit from Northrop Grumman Research page: 31
- GE LM2500s Slated For Norwegian Frigates page: 31
- Navy Honors Engineering Pioneer page: 32
- SENESCO -The People's Shipyard page: 34
- Integrated Bridge Allows Cutting Edge Design page: 36
- Safer Sea Passages page: 38
- Bridge of the Future page: 41
- Australia is a Tough Testing Ground for Marine equipment page: 42
- The Cat Completes Record Canada-Australia Passage page: 44
- Wartsila EnviroEngines For P&O Princess Cruises page: 45
- Thrustmaster Adds New Personnel page: 45
- Creating a Portable Dynamic Positioning System page: 46
- The Marine Engine Elixir page: 46
- RoPax Propulsion Concept Proves Efficient page: 47
- RK280: Cutting A New Path page: 48
- World's First Full Mission Diesel Electric Simulator Debuts page: 49
- Hagglunds Drives Makes Major Changes page: 49
- Cove Point LNG Proposal Under Review page: 50