The Halberg-Guss group buy Atlantis Foundries, the successor of Atlantis Diesel Engines in Cape Town
Mercedes Benz sells Atlantis Foundries to Neue Halberg-Guss.
"On 30th June 2015, Atlantis Foundries (Pty) Ltd was sold by Daimler/Mercedes-Benz South Africa, to German metal casting group Neue Halberg-Guss GmbH who has a combined workforce of 2,500 employees in two production facilities based in Saarbrücken and Leipzig."
Atlantis Foundries date back to 1979
Sally goes on: "We continue to specialize in casting cylinder blocks for commercial vehicles and off-road installations for export to engine manufacturers in the UK, USA, Brazil and China, in addition to our on-site machining facilities. In the past, Atlantis Foundries also produced castings for the passenger car market."
We acknowledge and thank Sally Redshaw, Chief Commercial Officer at Atlantis Foundries, for her contribution to this article and for supplying us with the images.
It's made in Belarus, Russia
The tyres are 4m high!
It has 8 wheel drive!
And it carries 450 tons.
It has two MTU 16v4000 engines.
Ford automotive diesels converted for marine use
I worked for Mermaid Marine Engines as Parts Manager for many years. Mermaid, in those days converted Ford automotive and industrial diesels for marine use. There were several other companies around the world doing similar conversions ( Sabre, Parsons, Watermota, Lees Marine and Lehman engines to name but a few), while the Ford base engines were generally identical the way that they were converted to marine use meant that the various engines looked very different.
Marinisation in its simplest form is replacing air cooled items such as radiators and oil coolers with sea water cooled versions. Cold air replaced by cold water. Relatively simple concept which gets problematical because sea water (and fresh water) does nasty things to Marine Engines.
Question from Danny Hi Chris
I have a princess 37 with 2 ford mermaids. Both engines were overhauled two year ago, start up there ok, little white/blue smoke. On cruising half throttle all ok but full throttle big cloud of Black smoke. Do you have any suggestions please?
Sounds like it is a weight problem with the boat itself rather than the engines. Without more information like engine numbers and/or photos I will assume that these are the older 2704ET-INT or Majestic engines.
The clues are:
White smoke on start up points towards the older 2700 series engines - they all do that when cold.....
Being ok at lower revs says it is probably not injector, turbo or intercooler related. If it was one of those there would be symptoms through the rev range.
Jose writes from USA
Hello, I just decided to write you about your club and say thanks.
But saying thanks for the manuals is not enough.
Having the right specs for the engine you are working on in just priceless.
Jose, is a member of the club and was referring specifically to the Volvo D12 specs that have just been released.
Thanks Jose, for your kind acknowledgments.
It's mental food to spur us on.
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