Macawber To Prepare Coal-Handling Manual Under MarAd Contract

Macawber Engineering, Inc., pneumatic conveying specialists of Maryville, Tenn., has been awarded a contract by the Maritime Administration for the preparation of a manual for shipboard coal-handling and ash disposal systems.

There has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in coalfired ships throughout the world during the past 12 months, and already four coal-fired ships are in building at yards in Italy and Japan. Macawber Engineering has already won contracts for all the important coal-conveying equipment onboard these ships. The company claims to be the only group in the world currently able to convey coal in an environmentally safe, clean, and automatic way onboard ship. The manual will be prepared under a cost sharing (50 / 5 0 ) contract with MarAd.

Macawber p r e s i d e n t Mike Crawley said: "This will be the first manual to be prepared on this subject. It is intended to assist the U.S. maritime industry in understanding the new technology necessary for the new generation of coal-fired ships. It will also assist the industry to understand the requirements for equipment selection for new or retrofitted coal-fired ships."

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