Just as the practice of single- sourcing complete packages of equipment and machinery, albeit long applied, has gathered tremendous pace over the past decade in the commercial marine sector, the uptake of functionally-integrated systems has
Dravo Corporation recently launched the most powerful towboat ever .built for use on the world's inland waterways. Splashing into the Ohio River on January 31 at the company's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., the 10,100-horsepower vessel will
Offshore Shipbuilding of Palatka, Fla., has delivered the paddlewheel passenger vessel Andrew Fletcher, a replica of the steam-driven sidewheelers that flourished at the turn of the century. The new vessel, however, is powered by two Detroit Diesel engines
Onboard-NAPA Power is a state-ofthe- art optimization tool for ship operation, developed by Onboard-Napa Ltd. The latest version of Onboard-NAPA Power features automatic ship-to-shore reporting of fuel consumption and fuel inventory with Web-browser-based viewing.
The future is now for Kongsberg. and its futuristic looking AutoChief C20 propulsion control system. First announced at Nor-Shipping 2003, it has received a good deal of attention and. more importantly, early orders. By reducing the amount of buttons and controls on the panel itself,
Kongsberg Maritime can provide complete integrated systems and solutions across the board. The systems available range from hydroacoustic survey solutions and subsea autonomous vehicles and transponders, through DP, Automation, Navigation and Simulation.
Contracts have been signed by Verolme do Brasil, Brazil's leading shipbuilder, for the construction of two corvettes of 2,000-ton displacement for the Brazilian Navy. Both vessels are scheduled for delivery in 1989 at a total price of $50 million,