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DIESEL POWER REVIEW

Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.

 

Wartsila Wins Contract To Build Rig Transport Vessel For USSR

Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently received an order from the Soviet Union for a specialized vessel intended for transportation of floating oil drilling rigs weighing up to 20,000 tons. The contract, valued at about $42 million, was won against fierce international competition.

Fairbanks Morse Engine Division Receives $11.5-Million Navy Order

Colt I n d u s t r i e s , Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Beloit, Wise., has been awarded an $11.5- million "transfer of technology" contract by Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La. for a new series of Pielstick large diesel engines.

Aalborg Vaerft Awarded Danish Navy Contract For Seven Flex 300 Convertible Combatant Vessels

After a year of negotiations, Aalborg Vaerft in Denmark recently signed a contract for the construction of seven Standard Flex 300 vessels for the Royal Danish Navy. The contract provides an option for an additional nine vessels of the same type.

Campbell Launches 18th In Series Of Tuna Superseiners

The Marjorie R., 18th in a series of high-seas tuna superseiners built by Campbell'Industries, was recently launched at the company's San Diego, Calif., yard. The new clipper, valued at approximately $3 million, is a sister ship to the recently delivered Sandra C.

MarAd Releases 15 Technical Reports On Gas Turbines

The Maritime Administration has released a group of 15 technical reports evaluating the feasibility of heavy-duty gas turbines as a competitive and acceptable form of marine propulsion generation. The reports were prepared under a contract awarded in 1970 to the General Electric Company,

New Dredging Unit Being Built For Use On Tenn-Tom

DredgeMasters International, Inc., Hendersonville, Tenn., a subsidiary of Valley Industries, has signed a contract for the manufacture of a 24-inch DuraMaster portable dredge. The heavy-duty machine, which will be the largest factory-built portable dredge in the U.

Mayflower Lines Is Newest U.S.-Flagged Operation

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.

Q&A with Hapag-Lloyd Chief Superintendent Engineer Klaus Marek

Q: Does Hapag-Lloyd only operate shipping vessels? Marek: Hapag-Lloyd today is a global logistics company that offers its customers the complete range of transportation options to help them better manage their supply chain activities. Our 40 state-of-the-art

Lobster Boat To Be D e s i g n e d By B l a n c ke

A contract for the design of an 82-foot offshore lobster pot and longline boat has been signed between Blancke Marine Services of Westville, N.J., and Yank Boat Works. The all-aluminum vessel is designed in accordance with American Bureau of Shipping Rules,

 
 
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