Baltic Marine Contractors OÜ (BMC) was established in 2005 and since 2020 is part of the Zeppelin Group.
The original objective of BMC was to provide marine electrical installations and Voyage Data Recording (black box) installations, including annual performance tests and services. After the acquisition the focus has been moved from the above mentioned to also including sale, installation and service of any bridge equipment and GMDSS installations. This includes all kinds of navigation and communication equipment, which is needed on board a ship.
When BMC was acquired by Zeppelin, the mechanical activities of Zeppelin in the Baltic region was merged into BMC. These activities are providing service and selling engines and spare parts for MaK (Caterpillar) engines. BMC is the official MaK dealer in the Baltic States and in Finland.
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MaK power solutions are the leading provider of total life cycle value, offering sustainable products, engines, components, services, and solutions of exceptional quality and performance, unmatched reliability, and unparalleled support.
The MaK line of heavy fuel oil, marine diesel, gas and dual fuel engines is used in a wide variety of marine applications. In the medium speed propulsion MaK is one of the top engine brands. MaK engines, based on a long-stroke philosophy to improve fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, are also capable of running on economical Heavy Fuel Oil.
The MaK product line offers main propulsion engines from 1,020 kW to 16,000 kW, and generator sets from 970 kWe to 15,360 kWe. Because of these factors, the MaK brand holds significant importance for customers in the cruise, ferry, cargo, inland waterway, offshore, tug and salvage, fishing, governmental, and dredge segments.
In 1997, the manufacturer of MaK engines became a fully owned subsidiary of Caterpillar. Caterpillar Motoren, as the company is now called, has manufactured engines for more than 80 years, and today forms Caterpillar’s technological center for large, medium-speed engines.
Caterpillar Motoren has around 1,550 employees throughout the world. Its main operations are located in Hamburg, Rostock and Kiel, Germany.
- 1920 – A factory in Kiel, Germany started manufacturing hot bulb engines, then two-stroke engines.
- 1930 – Serial production of four stroke diesel engines started followed by changes of ownership.
- 1948 – MaK (Maschinenbau an Kiel) was established at Friedrichsort in Kiel.
- 1962 – The production of more modern types of engines started.
- 1992 – MaK launched a new generation of long-stroke engines with great success, used both as auxiliary engines and main engines.
- 1994 – MaK launched the M32, which had a stroke of 480 mm and the same stroke/bore ratio as the M20.
- 1996 – The M25 was launched. It had a bore of 255 mm and a stroke of 400 mm, a speed of 720/750 rpm and 300 kW cylinder power at 750 rpm.
- 1997 – The manufacturer of MaK engines became a fully owned subsidiary of Caterpillar and formed Caterpillar’s technological center for large, medium-speed engines.
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