Allison Turbine

  • The H-3 Research & Development Group, Ltd. of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has announced the design of its new super fast patrol boat developed by Edward H. Heinemann, world-famous and innovative designer of airplanes and fast patrol craft. The H-3 (shown above) is a water jet, three-engine vessel powered by Detroit Diesel Allison gas turbine engines driving water jets supplied by KaMeWa AB of Sweden, through Cincinnati Gear Company's epicyclic reduction gears.

    The patrol boat has an overall length of 47 meters, beam of 7.5 meters, and draft of 1.9 meters (154.2/24.6/6.23 feet). The full-load displacement is 239 metric tons.

    The design is based upon an analysis of the problems that nations of the world have defending their shorelines, especially in rivers, estuaries, and shallow waters. A study was made of various hull materials including wood, steel, plastic, and aluminum, and this study clearly showed aluminum to be the best material. The hull will be constructed of marine aluminum alloy supplied by the Alcoa Company.

    Provisions are made for various armament configurations, depending upon the user requirements and the release of American armament to the user. The recommended armament is a 75-mm Oto Melara bow gun, four McDonnell Douglas Harpoon type missiles carried at midship, and a General Dynamics Phalanx array mounted on the upper deck. With this armament, or the equivalent, the H-3 is believed to be the world's most effective boat of its type.

    The gas turbine engines and jet thrusters make the H-3 especially effective as a patrol craft, as it has a top speed exceeding 50 knots, depending upon the amount of fuel remaining. It has exceptionally good turning and maneuvering performance, with the distinct advantage of being able to operate in shallow waters due to the absence of propellers.

    It is modern in every respect, but uses only concepts and equipment that have been well-proven in service.

    Naval architecture and marine engineering has been handled by Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc. of Seattle. The building of the first hulls will be undertaken by The China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd. of Beijing, People's Republic of China. Negotiations for a parallel construction program in the U.S. are under way.

    In February 1983, Mr. Heinemann and Whitney Todd of Intercontinental Financing Group, Ltd. were invited to visit China as guests of the People's Republic. In late 1983 an official delegation from China visited Rancho Santa Fe for further discussions. Subsequently, the H-3 Consortium made several visits to China during 1984, and in November that year an Agreement of Understanding was signed at the Official Guest House in Beijing by members of the Consortium and CSTC.

    The H-3 Consortium members are: H-3 Research & Development Group, Ltd. (design); General Motors Oversea Distribution Corporation (Allison turbines); Cincinnati Gear Company (gears); KaMeWa AB, Sweden (thrusters); Aluminum Company of America (aluminum alloy); Intercontinental Financial Group, Ltd. (project financing); and Whitney Todd & Company (sales/ financing).

  • Genset Performs Well In Shock Tests The first of Allison Gas Turbine's new generator sets has been shipped to Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, for installation in the lead ship of the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) Class destroyers. The model AG9130 ship service gas turbine generator will provide

  • The Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors has extended its product improvement efforts to the 501-KF and 570-KF marine gas turbine engines for increased reliability and maintainability of these highpower density, simple-cycle units. 501-KF The 501-KF engine is successfully used in the

  • The U.S. Navy has selected a team composed of The Garrett Corporation's AiResearch Manufacturing Company, Allison Gas Turbine Engine Division of General Motors, and Rolls Royce for the conceptual design of an intercooled and regenerated advanced technology gas turbine engine for propelling the Navy's

  • ,725,000 from the U.S. Navy, providing ship's service auxiliary power for three classes of vessels. Stewart & Stevenson will supply Detroit Diesel Allison, gasturbine- powered, 2,500-kw generator sets for the Navy's new Aegis cruiser. The Navy's initial $8,375,000 contract is to provide three of

  • . The 84-foot, all-aluminum Israeli boat will be capable of speeds of 50 knots when foilborne and eight knots when operating on its hull. A 5,400-hp Allison 501-KF gas turbine powers the boat when it is riding on its foils. An over-the-stern, precision geared transmission system with a 14:1 reduction

  • Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter-million dollars a year in fuel costs. A pair of fuel-efficient Detroit Diesel Allison 16V-149TIB engines are replacing the three gas turbines that were installed in each of the 725-passenger vessels when they were built in the mid-1970s

  • Diesel and Gas Turbine) arrangement, which couples the 6,000-shp LM500 with two 2,700-bhp MTU 16V396 diesel engines driving three propellers. The Allison Gas Turbines Division of GM is another large supplier of marine gas turbine engines to international navies. Allison 570-KF marine gas turbines

  • oil field service equipment, emergency standby power units for all industries, electrical and pneumatic ground support units for commercial airlines, Allison gas turbines and automatic transmissions, Pow-R-Quik air starting motors for all makes of engines, irrigation systems, specially "packaged" commercial

  • Johnson & Towers, Inc., diesel power specialist with operations in Mount Laurel, N.J. and Baltimore, Md., has been selected by Detroit Diesel Allison and John Deere in their joint "New Force" program to distribute the John Deere 14-model line of four-cycle (50-250 hp) diesel engines, according

  • sets that the group engineers, packages, and distributes. The companies comprising the Penske Group are Penske GM Power, Inc.; Penske Detroit Diesel Allison, Inc.; and Penske Power System, Inc. As an authorized distributor and packager of GM Detroit Diesel engines, Penske offers a complete line of

  • Karl E. Gierman has been named manager of industrial and marine sales for Diesel Operations, Detroit Diesel Allison. Mr. Gierman's appointment was announced by Chester B. Clum, DDA general sales manager. A 1952 industrial engineering graduate of General Motors Institute, Mr. Gierman also holds a

  • MR Nov-19#63 OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET
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    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 63

    OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET for installation vessels. bon ? ber. There’s been a paradigm shift and ef? ciency, they are far ahead, but curve, Europe and globally.” But, while The prototype system was installed in in the largest players in the industry.” they’re a 120-year-old industry.

  • MR Nov-19#62 OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET
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    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 62

    OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET 14-meter leg extensions to manage off- transport of higher and heavier turbine Delft Offshore Wind Turbine Concept tion between research partners TU Delft, shore sites with deeper water and higher components. (or DOT), in just one hour, using the ? rst TNO, Van

  • MR Nov-19#61 OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET
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    OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET 110MW Changhua wind farm in 2020. Both wind farms are currently under construction.” Esteyo’s ELICAN Seajacks concept. UK-based Seajacks has been operating in the off- Source: ALE shore wind business since 2006. Since then, it’s built the Kraken, Leviathan, Hydra

  • MR Nov-19#60 OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET
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    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 60

    OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET key dimensions when installing larger to retro? t a crane, and it really is a head- Some are investing. ? rm. “They can lift all the components turbines; longer blades and heavier na- ache for wind turbine installation vessels Just four years into entering the off-

  • MR Nov-19#59 OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET
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    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 59

    OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET Brave Tern and Bold Tern in port of Esbjerg Source: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier watt (MW) turbines could be available tractors and there are questions over neck in handling these large turbines You really need big machines, bigger in the timeframe of those projects.

  • MR Nov-19#58 OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET
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    OFFSHORE WIND THE INSTALLATION FLEET Bigger, Bolder, Heavier Europe’s offshore wind market is growing faster than anyone expected, posing a challenge for the existing installation ? eet. By Elaine Maslin hile offshore wind is capacity. Last year, 2.4GW was added ing power into the grid in 2020/21, and

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND
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    T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND “The US needs to develop a work- force from scratch,” noting that a mas- sive campaign was undertaken in the UK, something that needs to start now in the United States. Laura Smith, USA Director for Atlas Professionals from renewable energy? NJ wants to de- to the

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND
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    T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Public Of? cials Face Detailed Decisions – needed sooner, not later… AOT is working to develop a new port, speci? cally con? gured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. Boone Davis

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND
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    T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Joan Bondareff is of counsel in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., of? ce who focuses her practice on marine trans- portation, environmental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. She currently serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority

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    ech file T “There are 440 alarms connected to each engine. For 20 of these, the alarm is a signal for us not to start the engine. These alerts go straight to vessel managers’ mobile phones so that checks can be carried out before the vessel leaves the harbor – and, crucially, this enables us to act

  • MN Nov-19#18 INSIGHTS
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    November 2019 - Marine News page: 18

    INSIGHTS built. A vessel built in the Gulf for service in Alaska has to Here and overseas, Fernstrum continues to drive trends in emerging markets. These include under- have a cooling system designed for both conditions. You water tidal turbines, AUV’s and ROV’s. Tell us a bit won’t pass sea trials in

  • MT Oct-19#33 plants’ “slug catchers”, the landfall of  shore standstill)
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    plants’ “slug catchers”, the landfall of shore standstill — with the specter of angular pipes bearing multiphase gas hundreds of out-of-work offshore ves- from remote and arctic offshore ? elds. sels and other marine assets wasting Thirty years of research into ? ow away — Norway looked to innovation

  • MT Oct-19#18 Offshore Wind Energy & Politics
Julian Castro plans)
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    Offshore Wind Energy & Politics Julian Castro plans Castro plans a 100 percent clean- energy economy. His ideas include “Direct” the invest- ment of $10 trillion over 10 years to create 10 million jobs and transition away from fossil fuels. Photo: Julian Castro, credit: Candidate’s website $12,000 a

  • MT Oct-19#17 of 2017 Republican tax reform, equal- lic lands.
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    of 2017 Republican tax reform, equal- lic lands. ize tax rates for capital gains and or- • Ban fracking. dinary income, put the Buffet rule in • Require climate change analysis place, and close the carried interest when permitting new fossil fuel infra- and big oil loopholes.” structure. • Prohibit

  • MN Sep-19#52 PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS
Widener  Rheault  Shepherd  Fabrikant)
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    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Widener Rheault Shepherd Fabrikant Brill Craven Wheldon supply chain, services, and commercial Seacor Holdings Acquires Widener Joins The American organizations. Shepherd brings with All Shares of Sea-Vista Equity Underwriters SEACOR Holdings announced that The American

  • MN Sep-19#43 longer legs and larger cranes. “In this 
emerging market)
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    longer legs and larger cranes. “In this emerging market segment,” de Prez noted, “there will be an undersupply.” Equipment used by the oil and gas industry cannot install foundations and wind turbines. Right now, J-UB’s contracts are set about two years in ad- vance. De Prez estimated industry lead

  • MN Sep-19#42 OFFSHORE WIND
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    OFFSHORE WIND territory. It appears there are no vessels in the U.S. ship- er’s VP of Operations. He was asked about plans for vessels yard construction queue, either. and equipment. Ideas include bringing in a heavy lift vessel There are vessels available on the world market, but the through the St.

  • MN Sep-19#41 OFFSHORE WIND
Of  shore Wind: a Freshening Breeze?
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    OFFSHORE WIND Of shore Wind: a Freshening Breeze? July brought news about of shore wind. T ere was something for everyone: optimism, disappointment, and construction, too. By Tom Ewing inally, starting with Dominion Energy’s Coastal Vir- Offshore Wind: harder to install than an oil platform ginia

  • MN Sep-19#40 OFFSHORE WIND
offshore demonstration project in Lake Erie)
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    OFFSHORE WIND offshore demonstration project in Lake Erie, eight miles surprising for a ? rst-time project. Vineyard Wind needs from downtown Cleveland. It will be the ? rst freshwater the formal Record of Decision (ROD) by BOEM to set its project in North America. It is winding down its regulatory

  • MN Sep-19#35  
Deere 4045, teamed with an Allison 
transmission, drives)
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    , LLC, Kenner, LA. Two John Deere PowerTech 4045, 99 kW generators deliver service power to the boat, while a third John Deere 4045, teamed with an Allison transmission, drives the chain-driven Intercon DD200 towing winch. The Elizabeth Anne features the latest in solid-state, Simrad electronics and

  • MN Sep-19#20 COLUMN OP/ED
Offshore Wind:
Set to Soar, Taking Offshore)
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    COLUMN OP/ED Offshore Wind: Set to Soar, Taking Offshore Support Industry With it. By Nicolette Nye Offshore energy development is BIWF is small compared to the much larger commercial opening a new front in the United scale projects that are on the horizon. Today, offshore wind States – the Atlantic

  • MN Oct-19#52  the Chief Executive posi-
Allison Cedeno, KP ’08 (Founder)
    October 2019 - Marine News page: 52

    as Executive. Dr. Neil Carmichael has (Manager, MAN Diesel and Turbo), one of two Jefferson Parish representa- retired from the Chief Executive posi- Allison Cedeno, KP ’08 (Founder and tives on the regional board. He previ- tion and will be taking on the role of CEO, Women Offshore LLC) and Ray- ously

  • MR Sep-19#34 MARINE FUEL: “GREEN AMMONIA”
transporting bulk ammonia)
    September 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 34

    MARINE FUEL: “GREEN AMMONIA” transporting bulk ammonia over long degrees Celsius. LPG carriers usually of either the refrigeration system or the atmospheric pressure or at normal am- distances. These vessels maintain their transport between 15,000 and 85,000 primary barrier. bient temperatures at

  • MT Jul-19#23 Ohmsett
Leonardo, NJ
President/CEO: 
Paul Meyer, BSEE)
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    Ohmsett Leonardo, NJ President/CEO: Paul Meyer, BSEE Technical Representative Website: www.ohmsett.com Ohmsett Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Re- waves that more closely approximate waves in the ocean, and newable Energy Test facility is the test bed for some of the most waves that