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14 LNG Tankers

Now On Order Use

Gaz-Transport Design

It has recently !been announced that the state-owned Algerian

Steamship Navigation Co., C.N.-

A.N., has ordered three LNG tank- ers with Gaz-Transport invar mem- brane design. Two of them, each with a capacity of 129,400 cubic meters, are to foe ibuilt at C.'N.I.M. shipyards, La Seyne, France, for delivery in 1977 and 1978. One, of 125,(XX) cubic meters, will 'be built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St.

Nazaire, France, for delivery in 1978.

Only a few weeks ago, another order for two LNG tankers of 129,- 400-cubic meters capacity was con- firmed, also to be built according to the Gaz-Transport technique. One will be built by Boelwerf Shipyard in Antwerp for Compagnie Mari- time Beige; the second one at

France-Dunkerque yards in Dun- kirk for the French owner Dreyfus & Co. Both vessels will be used by the European consortium SAGAPE to carry LNG from Algeria to

France and Italy.

These orders bring the number of LNG tankers ordered with the

Gaz-Transport invar membrane de- sign to a total of 14 ships of 1,476,- 000 cubic meters.

There are already three vessels in operation at sea with this design i»mvm: i:o:::s

TM ...the AICO diesel fortoday% needs © saves as much as 170 gallons of fuel per day © burns more grades of diesel fuel © uses less lube oil

The engine that saves diesel fuel today will also save it next year and years thereafter. It makes these fuel savings because fuel metering is better; each individual nozzle and pump is easily ad- justed; timing and fuel metering can be matched to the installation. Addition- ally, the fuel oil system is isolated from the lube oil system.

There are other benefits: quieter op- eration, better operation at higher alti- tudes with turbosupercharged designs, lower operating and maintenance costs on electric drive drilling operations, lower cost per hour of operation.

These rugged POWER BOSS Alcos consistently go as much as25,000 hours between major overhaul and, in some cases, 50,000 hours. Contact your local

ALCO representative. AIco

Engines Division, Subsidiary of White Motor Corporation,

Auburn, New York 13021.

Write for this bulletin.

It gives the facts. |ALC0j —Polar Alaska and Arctic Tokyo in service for four years between

Alaska and Japan, and Hassi R'Mel,

Algerian flag in service for two years between Algeria and France.

In total, 17 LNG tankers with the Gaz-Transport design are in service or on order, representing an "actualized" value of over $1.2 billion.

Gaz-Transport is represented in the United States by Permal Gas, a division of Permal International, 919 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022.

Kings Point Receives

Grant From Exxon 8

Rear Adm. Arthur B. Engel, USGG (ret.), accepts the Assistance Grant from E.W.

McNeil of the Exxon Company,

The U.S. Merchant Marine Acad- emy at Kings Pont, N.Y., has re- ceived a $2,500 Assistance Grant from the Exxon Company, Present- ed to Rear Adm. Arthur B. Engel,

USCG (ret.), Superintendent of the

Academy, 'by E.W. McNeil of Ex- xon, the grant will be used to fur- ther special projects at the Acad- emy.

Exxon proposed the grant as "an expression of our support of Kings

Point and our appreciation for the many fine graduates who are in our employ today."

IHI Receives First

Order From Iraq— 144,000-Dwt Tanker

IHI (Ishikawajima - Hari-ma

Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), Japan, recently, received an order for a 144,000-dwt tanker from Iraqi (Na- tional Oil Company of Iraq.

This is the first ship to be ex- ported to Iraq ;by IHI.

The contract was signed at Bagh- dad between Dr. Sadoon Hamrnadi, president of Iraqi 'National Oil

Company and also Minister of Oil of Iraq, and Hirotaro Nemoto, director and general manager of

IHI's Ship Sales Division.

The 144,000-dwt (or 72,000-gt) tanker will foe constructed by the

Aioi Shipyard and will have the following approximate measure- ments : overall length of 886 feet; breadth of 146 feet; depth of 71 feet, and draft of 55 feet. She will be equipped with a 29,000-bhp

IHI-Sulzer lOKN'D 90 type marine diesel engine to develop a service speed of 15.6 knots.

Delivery is scheduled for De- cember 1976.

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