We regularly receive reactions from our customers who use our books for their daily work. In general our customers are among others engine manufacterers, recondition companies, engineers of ships or powerplants, lecturers and students, insurance companies and service engineers. Their remarks will be used for our next editions and also for the contents of our training programs.

‘Saw your books at Mariehamns library today. Impressive!’

Ulf Romberg, KMS Konsult, Finland

‘I have used your books for the past year and have been well impressed.’

John Bracken, Lecturer City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus

‘About a year ago we bought the book for our Risk Management technical library and regularly use it when explaining such matter to our Claims Execs.’

Paul J Andrew, Survey Executive, North Insurance Management Ltd.

‘I’m pleased to share with you, that 39 pupils are interested in your Diesel Engine Book.’

Reiner Langguth, Hochschule Wismar, Fachschule Seefahrt, Warnemünde, Germany

‘I have tried to find this kind of books for a while now and I think I've found exactly what I'm looking for!’

Ritva Oksanen, engineer M/S Mariella, Viking Line

‘I did receive the books and was very impressed with the level of detail and the number of quality photographs included’.

Bill Sembler, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

‘As a Consultant in Marine Engineering it’s important to have updated literature.’

Hans-Erik Emanuelsson, Stenungsund, Norway

‘Your diesel books are really good - illustration, pictures, wordings, chapter categorization,etc.’

Nikki Lian, MTU Asia Pte Ltd

‘It is one of the best text books I have come across in 30 years as a Marine Engineering professor. I am very excited to have a text to accompany my two semester courses that is so up to-date and beautifully done.’

Prof. William Eident, Engineering Department, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, U.S.A.

‘... and my reading so far has impressed greatly, particularly the format with many excellent photos and diagrams and the accompanying paragraphs of explanatory text. A lot of time and careful thought has clearly been devoted to preparing the material, in a format that is easy to access and likely to hold the student's interest.’

Rod Short, Global MET Limited, Waikanae, New Zealand

‘I would like to say that this book is very useful as it is covering all issues in the field.’

Riku Granö, Trainer Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy, Wärtsilä Finland Oy, Turku, Finland

‘With its excellent illustration it's a great summary of a fantastic piece of engineering, the Diesel Engine.’

Burkart Feurer, MTU, Friedrichshafen, Germany

‘I just will inform you that the teaching staff at Kalmar Maritime Academy decided use the new Diesel Engine Book as student handbook and reference book for the marine engineer courses. The book will be used from the 1st semester and by approximately 100 students.’

Lars Fors, Lecturer, Engineering Department University of Kalmar, Kalmar Maritime Academy, Sweden

‘Received the book today. It truly is a work of art. Much appreciated’

Bob Kirkpatrick, Seaboard Overseas Limited

‘First of all would like highly appreciate your book "Diesel Engines". As a former assistant professor in Technical University and present Technical Superintendent of MST (Germany) can tell that this book is nicely and easy written with good illustration, combined huge volume of information and very useful. Could you please send the price of it.’

Dr. Victor Benzhytskyy

‘I have already purchased from you a copy of Diesel Engines in english some time ago and I would like to compliment you on writing a truly great and very informative book. I have also a copy of a book, which was considered to be the Diesel Engine Bible, "Marine Diesel Engines" by CC Pounder, dating from 1977. Mr. Pounder was I believe Chief Engineer at Harland & Wolff in Belfast when they built diesel engines under licence from MAN and B&W. Your book far surpasses Mr. Pounders book as the Diesel Engine Bible. This edition is for my son Bryan, so if you could address it to him I would most appreciate it.’

Kind regards, Frank Buckley

Dear Mr.Kuiken, First of all thank you for your remarkable book. Since spring of 2013 I started working as the teacher in IMCO. I'm sorry for my remark concerning a typographical error. As you, I have a wide experience as the maritime engineer, including the most interesting engines and vessels. Your book is very respected by me and our teachers. I'll e-mail your offers to the head of department. Unfortunately the personnel of college will be on vacation till the beginning of September. If you find it necessary to visit Oman, I'll be happy to meet you and get an autograph.

Sergey Artisov, Maritime Science Teacher International Maritime College Oman

Good day, I would like to order the diesel engine book part 1 and part 2. I believe they are of very good valuable informative material to have as a marine engineer. Could you please provide me with the necessary information to order the books and get them shipped to cape town South Africa where i live.

R.B.Albert,marine engineer

Dear Kees, The text is very well written and illustrated. I have placed an order through our bookstore. Audrey orders the textbooks. Keep up the good work. Regards,

Dave Skaves, Maine Maritime Academy


The new Diesel Engine Book

Look inside ′Diesel Engines′

This third completely revised edition, May 2017, of a three-part book on diesel engines is intended for all who work with diesel engines for maritime propulsion and power generation.

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