As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland, MAN B&W's Alpha Diesel division has restored a substantial Danish capability for low-speed engine manufacturing, to the extent that its Frederikshavn works has emerged as a bastion of European two-stroke production.
The extension in the market reach of the already diversified plant, renowned for its integrated propulsion packages based on four-stroke drives, is a clear endorsement of the substantial investments made by MAN B&W in dedicated facilities in recent years. It is no less an expression of industrial and commercial will.
Since the preponderance of MC-series low-speed machinery designed by MAN B&W's Danish arm is constructed by licensees, and predominantly those in the Far East, the Alpha operation has added value in providing a group-owned window into the production-related aspects of engine design. Moreover, it provides a basis for better honing practical skills associated with the after-sales support function, an ever-more important aspect of business for engine licensors and makers.
After some years of building the minibore models in the MAN B&W twostroke range, the Alpha factory made its debut in the 500 mm-bore category in July 1998. when the first 6L50MC unit was rolled-out of the extended production facilities in Frederikshavn. The plant investment effectively raised the scope of the works to meet the propulsion needs of vessels of Panamax size, in the case of single-engine installations, and larger tonnage where twin-engine layouts are involved. In fact, within the past two years. Alpha Diesel's deliveries have included the twin propulsion engines for two of the first three Millennium- class crude carriers under construction at Avondale. Each 30.030-bhp installation for the milestone tanker program comprises a pair of 7S50MC-C low-speed units.
Another link with the U.S. shipbuilding industry has now been established through an order for the same type of engine, a seven-cylinder S50MC-C, to be supplied to Friede Goldman Halter's Pascagoula yard. This will provide the propulsive power for a 13,000-dwt pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) destined to operate in the U.S. West Coast/Hawaii trade under the banner of Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines.
The S50MC-C also figures prominently in a clutch of new orders from the Turkish market, where Alpha claims to be the leading supplier of two-stroke propulsion plant. Significantly, most of the engines figure as part of complete propulsion package contracts. While other areas of the European diesel engine building industry have rationalized the product flow from individual factories, MAN B&W has invested in a broader offering from Alpha, as concerns both its integrated propulsion systems supply capability, as well as fourstroke and two-stroke engine lines.
Accordingly, the future for engineering production at Frederikshavn clearly rests in a wide remit of engines, gearboxes, controllable pitch propellers and monitoring systems.
Underscoring its growing international profile as a two-stroke producer, some 186,000-bhp of MAN B&W Alpha's total order intake of approximately 237.000-bhp of new engines between January and August this year entailed two-stroke models.
Robert Stout, executive vice president, Midland Enterprises Inc., announced recently that an agreement has been reached with B&W Alpha Diesel, Frederikshavn, Denmark, a division of Burmeister & Wain Diesel of Copenhagen, to act as sales and service agents on the U.S. inland waterways for their full
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MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Alpha Diesel, has introduced an "A" version of their popular medium-speed 28/32 type marine diesel engine which offers a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. Through simple modifications, the new 28/ 32A engine achieved a specific fuel consumption of less than 190 g/kwh (140
recently joined Midland's new subsidiary, Inland Water Propulsion Systems Inc., as sales manager. Mr. Donelan will be responsible for sales of the B&W Alpha Diesel propulsion systems. Midland recently announced agreement with the Danish firm to act as sales and service agents on the U.S. inland waterways
in London, May 20-21, 1992. The theme of the conference is "Offshore Safety: Protection of Life and the Environment." As the impact of the Piper Alpha disaster and the Cullen report spreads through the industry some of the offshore safety questions still remain unanswered and many more have arisen
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110-foot steel-hulled yacht designed by the late John Brever of Florida, with interior by Dallasbased CD A. The vessel will be christened Alpha Centauri when delivered to Star of Texas, Inc., founded by Dallas businessman G. Ray Miller. Mr. Miller and Jim Murray, president of Freeport
used for purging dry seals on compressors and as back-up gas for purging the flare stack. PRISM systems generate nitrogen gas from air by means of PRISM Alpha membrane gas separators. The systems typically include feed air filters, feed air heater, PRISM Alpha separators, piping, instrumentation and controls
of stern trawler of about 300 dwt and a cargo hold capacity of about 5,000 boxes of fish. These trawlers have all been supplied with two-stroke B&W Alpha Diesel engines, type 40726VO of 700 bhp and have aroused great interest. B&W Shipyard has obtained contracts for construction of a total of 11 such traw
Heinen & Hopman in the Netherlands has completed the installation of a major HVAC system onboard the Dolwin Alpha offshore converter platform. Designed by IV-Oil and Gas, commissioned by Tennet/ABB and built by Heerema Fabrication group, the platform is now ready to be moved to the North Sea. This project
Community College. He is now an instructor at the latter institution. Mr. Miller is a member of the Transportation Club of Houston and of Delta Nu Alpha, the national transportation fraternity. Delta Steamship Lines, Inc., is the owner and operator of a fleet of ultramodern cargo vessels, including thre
× 1,800 cu. m. LNG iliary engines. In addition, bothships are driven tanks installed below deck to fuel the MAN B&W by a four-blade, 6.95-m diameter MAN Alpha ME-GI main drivers. The vessels are replacing Kappel design ? xed pitch propeller. The propel- two of nine conventional PCTCs in Siem’s ? eet.
fully operable and then can you tion among the client, RMK MARINE, As their main engines, diesel genera- Bow Thrusters Veth VT-900 Propeller MAN Alpha Propeller Equipment build two ships around 15.000-16.000 MAN ES and Doosan, the manufacturer tors and thermal oil heaters are connect- Bearings
and underwater vehicles deployed from 21-strong science team to precisely track their instruments Brazil’s ? agship oceanographic research vessel, Alpha Crucis, and sensors to beyond 7 km. are to be tracked using Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) posi- Ranger 2 is designed to accurately track the position
pro- complete MAN propulsion package – including MAN 27/38 pulsion and the MAN 175D and D2862 engines as auxilliary and 175D engines, a ? ve-blade MAN Alpha propeller and gensets. The 175D and D2862 will receive double-resilient both remote-control and MAN HyProp systems – in connec- mounting to comply
strong wind farm. things, he oversaw the construction of CEO (Designate) of its U.S. headquar- relationships,” said Glosten President The Borssele Alpha project is being 14 river cruise ships, an LNG gas tanker executed on behalf of TenneT and is and multiple ? oating engine room units aimed at
capacity overhang comes under control, it is highly likely that price competition will continue to prevail. – Mr. Hua Joo Tan, Executive consultant at Alphaliner shipping investor Oaktree Capital). ily lead to pricing power or improved fnancial health. The On a mainly economic front (tinged with a heavy
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Company of Seat- tle. Western Towboat will use MobileOps First User-De? ned ECDIS Platform across its ? eet and within sev- Vessel Monitoring Services AlphaBridge delivers for RT Trident Raytheon Anschütz introduces what it eral shoreside departments. MobileOps ASCO has joined forces with Ultra Alphatron
participating in the lease sale were Wind demand is there, the technology for shallow water (offshore Future LLC, Statoil Wind US LLC and wpd offshore Alpha wind) is possible and there is a wind resource. We’ve been LLC.) focusing on that area and since 2009. We have had seven com- petitive leases and
JRC & Alphatron Marine a mobile phone, USB charging facility, multiple cup holders and documentation storage. Hall B6, Stand 300 DNV GL In line with SMM 2016’s focus on digitalization and alternative propulsions technologies, DNV GL will highlight its modern classi? cation solutions for the de- ployment
time. We are bringing in younger we could act quickly to minimize the ef- infrared spectroscopy as a tool for the undersized. people, Millennials and the Alpha gen- fects,” said Thompson. “So this year’s identi? cation of valuable species (e.g. Fishackathon has an interesting series eration, to think about
, exciting and worthy of their time. We are laws; and regulations covering regions. Problem statements bringing in younger people, Millennials and the Alpha genera- came from organizations such as MarViva Foundation, Fish- tion, to think about doing something with their skills in coding eries and Oceans
Control System Simulator, ME-LGI Con- Academy network which covers 13 academies world-wide to- trol System Simulator, Diesel Switch – Save Change over, Alpha day. Engine training focuses on MAN products which include Lubricator Simulators, Maneuvering Simulator, SaCoSone Simula- 2-Stroke Engines (Copenhagen)
her 107th year of operations on Lake George. As part of the efforts to preserve the historic vessel and ensure the ship can continue to run Digital Alpha ChartTable for years to come, API Services laser scanned the Mohican’s hull, offerinf sub-millimeter accu- JRC and Alphatron Marine announced a new
. The boat will be powered by a how well the common-rail system has performed in MAN 12V32/44CR main engine, driving a 4,400-mm this key segment.” ø MAN Alpha VBS 1100 propeller via a two-speed Voyager will replace the existing 75.6-m vessel of RENK Type RSVL1000 gearbox, managed by an Al- the same name
, made worse by weather conditions that prevail on the South African coast. The removal of the vessel, which was entered in North P&I Club by owner Alpha Marine, was accom- plished on time and on budget due to collaboration with the South Afri- can Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), Titan and North.
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