hereOver 100 years ago, Danish engineers built the first advanced ocean-going diesel driven ship. Her name was Selandia, and she was crammed full with innovative technology. When it comes to shipping and maritime technology, Denmark’s reputation as ‘green’ and ‘intelligent’ persists to this very day.
Part time jobs for 14 year olds in peterboroughWhen the motor ship M/S Selandia headed out of Copenhagen en route to Bangkok on its maiden voyage on 22 February 1912, it represented a great scientific breakthrough. Replacing the two-stroke engines most diesel engine producers were building at the time, shipbuilders Burmeister & Wain had given this heavy ship of 7,410 tons two eight cylinder, single-action, four-stroke diesel engines with a combined power of 2,500 HP. Back then, that was more than twice the power of other commercial ships.