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Podded propulsors A podded system comprises a pod located outside of the hull inside of which is housed either an…

Gearboxes In any mechanical drive involving a higher-revving engine, a reduction gearbox will be needed to ensure that the final…

Waste heat recovery In most types of ships where space is available and engine operation allows, waste heat recovery systems…

Steam turbines Steam turbines have a long history in ship propulsion but are now limited to just LNG carriers as…

Basic principles Although shipowners are often accused of ignoring demands for increased efficiency unless obliged to do so by regulation,…

Engine overview Internal combustion engines were first used for ships in 1912 but took more than 50 years to fully…

MLC Noise and Vibration Unlike most other equipment on board vessels, as things stand there are no performance standards or…