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Three Yards Each Receive $1 Million To Develop

Plans For Destroyers

From a group of 13 interested shipbuilders, the Naval Sea Sys- tems Command (NAVSEA) has selected three shipyards to assist in development of contract plans for the DDG-47 Aegis guided- missile destroyer program: Bath

Iron Works Corporation, Bath,

Maine; General Dynamics Cor- poration, Quincy (Mass.) Ship- building Division; and Ingalls

Shipbuilding Division, Litton In- dustries, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss.

These "technical characteriza- tion studies" awards — valued at $1 million per company—resulted from Requests for Proposals (RFP) issued late last year. All three shipbuilders are expected to compete for detail design and construction of the new DDG-47- class of Navy vessels. The con- tract for the lead ship is expected to be placed in early summer 1978.

Borg-Warner Corp.

York Division Names

Port Electric Supply

Ed Toale, manager of Port

Electric Supply Corp., Refrigera- tion Division, has announced a marine refrigeration and air-con- ditioning distributor agreement with York Division, Borg-Warner

Corp., York, Pa.

York — a leader in marine re- frigeration and air-conditioning for over a half a century — and

Port Electric, one of the largest and most diversified marine and electrical speciality houses in the

United States, offer the maritime industry the expertise of nearly 75 years.

The Port Refrigeration Divi- sion carries an extensive York inventory for immediate ship- ments throughout the United

States and around the world.

For literature on all Port Elec- tric Refrigeration products, write

Ed Toale, Port Electric Refrig- eration Division, 155-157 Perry

Street, New York, N.Y. 10014.

U.S. Navy Approves

LM2500 Contract For

Iranian Destroyers

The U.S. Navy has approved a contract between General Elec- tric Company's Marine and In- dustrial Projects Department and

Litton Industries that will pro- vide 16 LM2500 marine propul- sion modules. The modules will be installed in DD-993 class de- stroyers that have been ordered by the Iranian Navy from the

U.S. government.

The destroyers for Iran will be similar to the highly successful

DD-963, Spruance-class ships now in production for the U.S. Navy.

Each Spruance-class destroyer built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Di- vision in Pascagoula, Miss., is powered by four LM2500 marine gas turbine modules, each pro- ducing 21,500 horsepower.

Recently, GE's Marine and In- dustrial Projects Department de- livered the last of 120 modules to support the U.S. Navy's 30- ship DD-963 program.

We hope you'll never need an emergency night number, but if you do, here are eight you can count on.

Marine Drilling Awards


Drill Rig Contract



SHIPYARDS Brooklyn • New Orleans • Galveston

Houston - Los Angeles • San Francisco • Seattle

Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipyard, Beaumont, Texas, has received a contract to build a 275- foot jackup drilling rig for Ma- rine Drilling Company of Corpus

Christi, Texas.

The rig will be the latest in a long line of drilling vessels built by the yard for James C. Storm.

Ralph A. Leaf, general man- ager of the Beaumont Yard, said that work on the rig will begin immediately, providing jobs for more than 250 employees over the course of construction. Mr.

Leaf said scheduled completion of the vessel is October 1977.

The mechanical diesel rig will have a maximum drilling capac- ity of 25,000 feet in up to 250 feet of water. The rig will be built in accordance with U.S.

Coast Guard regulations, and will be classed by the American Bu- reau of Shipping.

This latest jackup rig for the

Storm interests will be operated in the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Leaf

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