Hagglunds/ASEA Gets $5.5-Million Order From Baker Marine

The Hagglunds Products Division of ASEA Inc. has received an order worth approximately $5.5 million from Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, to supply low-speed, high-torque hydraulic motors for the elevating systems of offshore jackup drilling rigs.

It is the largest single order in the history of the division and probably the largest single order ever for hydraulic motors. The division is a unit of ASEA Inc., wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of ASEA AB, Swedish-based worldwide manufacturer of electrical and mechanical equipment.

The contract specifies the largest Hagglunds motor, 10 gallons displacement, with a double-acting band brake bracket for delivery during a one-year period. Previously, Baker Marine had purchased about 300 of the large Hagglunds 80-series radial piston motors during the past seven years.

The Hagglunds type 8385 motors are the heart of the Baker Marine elevating system, which has a capacity 2 to 2y2 times larger than earlier rack-and-pinion jackup systems.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  Jul 1980 New York

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