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Diesel Power

Review (continued from page 34) vessel of this type. The dredge, scheduled for delivery in Septem- ber 1981, will be operated by the

Corps' New Orleans District.

These generators will provide all electrical power on the ship except that required to run the dredge pumps, which will be pow- ered by other generators. Each of the VHP6700DSIM units is rated 1,000 kw for continuous op- eration at 1,200 rpm. A fourth

Waukesha generating unit, Model

VS900DSM rated 150 kw at 1,800 rpm, will provide emergency standby power for the dredge.

The North Sea platform en- gine/generator is a 12-cylinder

L6670DSIM rated 1,000 kw at 1,200 rpm, while the Rhine River barge propulsion engine is a Mod- el F3335DSIM rated 88 bhp at 1,215 rpm.

Some noteworthy installations within the past year involving other Waukesha marine engines include five 12-cylinder L5792-

DSIM engines, each rated 1,420 bhp, for bow thruster service on

Spanish cargo vessels, two Model

L5792DM engines that will be packaged into generators for ship's service on an oil company motor vessel based in Canada, and two H867DSIM V8 engines, each rated 300 bhp at 1,900 rpm, for main propulsion duty on a Missis- sippi River pushboat.

Waukesha's VHP marine en- gine line ranges from 416 to 1,636 continuous bhp at 1,215 rpm, with ship's service electric sets avail- able up to 1,150 kw at 1,200 rpm.

Its smaller, mid-range line series marine diesels are rated up to 348 continuous bhp at 1,900 rpm for propulsion, and 235 kw at 1,800 rpm in ship's service generator sets. by twin General Motors 16V-92 diesel engines rated at 1,200 shp and equipped with Twin Disc

MG527, 5.17:1 reduction gears.

Fernstrum grid coolers are to be installed for the main engines.

The electrical system will be powered by two General Motors 4-71, 50-kw generator sets which will produce power for all ship- board use.

As is standard on all Dravo

SteelShip towboats, the vessels will be provided with a soft patch to facilitate removal of principal machinery.

The vessels are to be equipped

The 50th barge built by Misener

Industries, the El Coqui, was de- livered recently to its owner, the

Bacardi Corporation, San Juan,

Puerto Rico.

This launch marked a milestone for the Tampa-based barge con- struction firm. Misener was found- ed in August 1975, and according to president Richard E. Goerlich

Jr., has in these five years built two tugs in addition to the 50 barges.

Mr. Goerlich stated that Misen- er Industries is now the largest barge construction facility in Flor- ida, with more than 300 em- ployees. The firm will generate gross revenues of more than $20 million in 1980, he said, which will be an increase of $8 million over 1979.

The El Coqui is a 380-foot, oceangoing tank barge; it will be used by the Bacardi Corporation to carry molasses and edible oils throughout the Caribbean. The

Bacardi barge measures 380 by 70 by 26 feet and has many spe- cial features such as double-bot- tom construction, self-contained with two steering and four flank- ing rudders along with two 60- inch, four-blade, stainless-steel propellers.

Each towboat will have two fuel tanks with 13,000 gallon ca- pacity, a 4,000-gallon potable wa- ter tank, a 500-gallon lube oil tank and a 500-gallon slop oil tank.

Dravo SteelShip Corporation currently has two 110-foot spud barges, two 75-foot coastal tug- boats, two 60-foot crane work- boats, three 88-foot towboats and several other pieces of marine equipment under construction. pumping units, and full coating both inside and out.

The El Coqui was christened by Mrs. Maria Lourdes Nielsen, wife of the chairman of the board of Bacardi Imports of Miami, Fla.

The traditional bottle of cham- pagne was replaced by a bottle of Bacardi rum for the ceremony, which was attended by the full board of directors of the Bacardi


Ship Production/Planning

Course Will Be Held At

UoM On October 26-31

A short course in ship produc- tion and planning will be held

October 26-31 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Spon- sored jointly by the Maritime

Administration, Sea-Grant, and an informal consortium of pri- vate shipyards, the course will feature speakers drawn largely from Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy

Industries (IHI).

For further information tele- phone Professor Howard Bunch at (313) 764-6504 or (313) 764- 8422. 5> a

Outboard profile of pushboats to be built by Dravo SteelShip.

This Waukesha diesel generator is one of three that will provide ship's power for

Corps of Engineers dredge building at Avondale.

Dravo SteelShip To Build Two Pushboats

Dravo SteelShip Corporation re- cently announced the addition of two vessels to its stock boat pro- gram. Construction is scheduled to begin shortly on two identical 65-foot by 27-foot by 7-foot push- boats. The first vessel should be ready for customer delivery in

May 1981, and the second vessel is scheduled for completion in

June 1981.

The deck is heavily braced with %-inch plate except at the head- log and over the running gear which will be of Vo-inch plate.

The vessels are to be powered

The El Coqui, a 380-foot oceangoing tank barge, owned by the Bacardi Corporation, was delivered recently by Misener Industries, Tampa, Fla. The Bacardi barge has many special features, and is the 50th barge completed by Misener Industries in less than five years of operation.

Misener Reaches Milestone

With Delivery Of 'El Coqui' 36 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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