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Santa Fe Completes

Phase One Of Arabian $161-Million Project

Santa Fe International Corp.,

Orange, Calif., has announced the early completion of Phase 1 in its $161,000,000 Ras A1 Mish'Ab port project on the east coast of Saudi


The first ship berthed at the new port facilities June 25, less than 11 months after the award of the turnkey design-construc- tion contract to Santa Fe Over- seas, Inc., a subsidiary of Santa

Fe International Corp. The con- tract was executed by the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers Middle

East Division, acting as agent for the Saudi Arabian Govern- ment's Ministry of Defense and


The Liberian-fiag M/V Cynthia, first vessel to use the new port, unloaded a cement-handling sys- tem, elevator equipment and other materials to be used in comple- tion of two additional berths and onshore cargo-handling facilities.

The present schedule indicates the entire job should be finished before the December 2 contract deadline.

Following its completion, the port of Ras A1 Mish'Ab will han- dle cement shipments and other incoming cargo required in the

Kockums' LNG carriers; the seven-year shuttle

See us at

Kockums delivered two of the world's largest

LNG tankers as long ago as 1969. LNGC Polar

Alaska and LNGC Arctic Tokyo have cargo capacities of 71 500 m3each. We used the membrane technique developed by Gaz


Ever since they were delivered, both vessels have been working regular schedules between

Alaska and Yokohama, where the gas is convert- ed to power, light and heat. We've been an interested observer, day after day. And what we've seen has made us increasingly proud of our work.

Because after seven years' continuous operation and 6 1/2 million tons of LNG - cooled down to minus 162 C° - the original perfor- mance estimates have been surpassed by a generous margin. And our technical evaluations have been justified in full; neither the tanks nor

We run an intensive research and develop- ment programme for gas tankers. With the help of a laboratory containing the last word in modern equipment, staffed by more than forty specialists. Among other things, we've developed the membrane technique even further. We're still convinced of its superiority.

But we're not blind stubborn. If you think you've got a better tank system, we'll build you a gas carrier accordingly. On condition that the technical qualities of the system meet our specifications.

So we're in a good position. Equipped with a winning combination of knowledge and experience; a combination that's highly profit- able for someone who needs large LNG carriers.

Of any size - 133 000 m3, 167 000 m3, or even bigger.

Kockums will build them.

Alaska the hull have shown the slightest sign of fatigue, and corrosion has been nil. Which means that we sleep soundly at night.

But we don't sleep during the day. We're anxious to maintain our position as one of the most technically advanced shipyards in the world.


Kockums Shipyard construction of the King Khalid

Military City and other inland projects to be built by the Saudi

Arabian Government as part of its long-range national develop- ment program.

Ras A1 Mish'Ab's four berths occupy a man-made sea island located a mile offshore and con- nected to land by a two-lane road and causeway. Principal onshore facilities include more than 40 port buildings, housing facilities for more than 200 persons and related road and utility systems.

Santa Fe Engineering Services

Co., another Santa Fe Interna- tional subsidiary, was responsible for the design of the marine structures. Onshore facilities were designed by Lockwood Greene In- ternational, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga., and Frank L. Hope & Associates in San Diego, Calif.

Principal construction subcon- tractors include Abdullah H. Shu- wayer of Saudi Arabia, AWAL

Contracting & Trading Co. of

Bahrain, and A1 Hamra Kuwait

Co. of Kuwait.

Montauk Oil To Build

Oceangoing Tank Barge

Montauk Oil Transportation

Corp., 1040 East 49th Street,

Bronx, N.Y., has applied for a

Title XI guarantee to aid in fi- nancing the construction of an 18,419-deadweight-ton oceangoing tank barge.

The vessel will be a heated-tank barge 425 feet long, 74 feet wide, with a draft of 27 feet. Total estimated construction cost is approximately $4.5 million. Al- though the barge will not be self- propelled, it will have accommo- dations for four crew members.

Montauk, a subsidiary of Cibro

Petroleum/Brooklyn, Inc., Brook- lyn, N.Y., will operate the barge to carry petroleum products be- tween the Gulf of Mexico and the

East Coast. It operates two other tank barges similarly.

Kockums Shipyard, S-201 lOMalmo 1, Sweden

FOR WEBB CHEMISTRY LAB —G.C. Halstead (right), president of Alcoa Steamship Company, is pictured as he presented a check from the Alcoa Foundation to

Rear Adm. Charles N. Payne, USN (ret.), president of the Webb In- stitute of Naval Architecture. The grant from the Foundation is ear- marked for use in modernization of the Chemistry Laboratory at

Webb. 8 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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