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Recent Orders For
Total $125 Million
Orders for six ships won by
British Shipbuilders make it cer- tain that the company's sales tar- get for the current period will be achieved well ahead of schedule.
The recent orders are worth a total of $125 million, and include two ships for the People's Repub- lic of China. These are SD 14s, the most successful series-built merchant vessel in British ship- building history.
Ordered by China Merchants
Steam Navigation for delivery in the first quarter of next year, 15,000-dwt ships will be built by
Austin and Pickersgill at Sunder- land in Northeast England. They will be operated by the Canton
Branch of the China Ocean Ship- ping Company.
Two 66,200-dwt Panamax bulk carriers are to be built by Govan
Shipbuilders on the River Clyde in Scotland for an unnamed Far
East owner. They will be the larg- est vessels ever built by the yard, and are scheduled for delivery in
January and May 1982.
Austin and Pickersgill will also construct the remaining two ves- sels— B26—26,000-dwt bulk car- riers, also for an undisclosed Far
East owner. Delivery is scheduled for February and March 1982.
Two British Shipbuilders sub- sidiaries — Clark Hawthorn in
Northeast England and John G.
Kincaid in Scotland — will manu- facture the engines for all six ships.
Britain's state shipbuilding con- cern now needs orders for only three more merchant vessels to meet a sales target of 45 for the period September 1979 to July 1981. As it will now clearly achieve its objective much earlier than expected, the group plans to set a more ambitious target.
The 42 merchant ships ordered from British Shipbuilders since
September 1979 are worth about $787 million, and have a total deadweight of more than a mil- lion tons. In the same period, the group has won orders for naval vessels worth $225 million.
Derek Kimber, chairman and chief executive of Austin and
Pickersgill, said the Chinese or- ders followed four years' endeavor to get to know that country's shipping.
The 118th SD 14 was completed recently for a Panamanian ship- ping line, and Austin and Pickers- gill is currently building vessels of this type for Greek and Pan- amanian owners. SD 14s have also been built under license in Argen- tina, Brazil, and Greece. $11-Million Contract
For IGS Retrofits
Signed By Esso Tankers
Esso has decided to install inert- gas systems in a number of its large crude oil carriers. Based on competitive bids from Norwegian shipyards, Esso Tankers Inc. — a subsidiary of Exxon Corporation in New York — has signed a con- tract for such equipment to be installed aboard crude oil tankers by the Moss Rosenberg Shipyard in Moss, Norway.
The order is for a total of ap- proximately $11 million (55 mil- lion NOK). This amount includes the manufacturing of the equip- ment as well as supervision of the installation. This comprehensive work will be started this year and is expected to be completed on the 12th ship by July 1983.
Together with a previous con- tract for two inert-gas systems from other Exxon affiliates, total
IGS orders from Esso to Moss
Rosenberg will be about $12 mil- lion (60 million NOK).
The latest contract also includes a separate deal between Esso and
Moss Rosenberg to develop a sim- ilar inert-gas system for possible installation aboard clean product tankers owned by the Esso or- ganization.
Negotiations leading to this award were conducted in the
United States by Exxon Interna- tional Company's Tanker Depart- ment located in Florham Park,
N.J., and Kvaerner-Moss, Inc.,
New York City.
J.W. Whitehouse Will
Oversee All Marine
Functions At Belcher
James W. Whitehouse
Responsibility for all marine functions of Belcher Oil Compa- ny of Miami, and its subsidiary
Belcher Towing Company, has been assigned to vice president
James W. Whitehouse, a 30-year veteran of the marine and oil industry.
Belcher, a unit of The Coastal
Corporation of Houston, first elected Mr. Whitehouse a vice president in 1979, giving him re- sponsibility for the company's ocean barge fleet. His new assign- ment is intended to consolidate varied marine interests at Belch- er, including both oceangoing and inland tug/barge operations.
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