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New Dredging Unit Being

Built For Use On Tenn-Tom

DredgeMasters International,

Inc., Hendersonville, Tenn., a sub- sidiary of Valley Industries, has signed a contract for the manu- facture of a 24-inch DuraMaster portable dredge. The heavy-duty machine, which will be the larg- est factory-built portable dredge in the U.S., is a part of a ^-mil- lion-plus package purchased by

Phillips and Jordan Construction

Company, Knoxville, Tenn.

The first major project for the dredge will be a four and one-half mile section of the Tennessee-

Tombigbee Waterway near Aber- dine, Miss. It will involve exca- vating and moving approximate- ly 8.5-million cubic yards of ma- terial on the historic waterway.

The new dredge will feature a 3,600-hp EMD, 20-cylinder en- gine, with Cummins diesel aux- iliary power and ac generating systems. The main pump will be a DMI HydraMaster model HDM- 80-28x24, with a 28-inch suction and a 24-inch discharge. It will be fitted with a 70-foot ladder section, capable of digging to depths of 50 feet. It will have a 900-hp cutter and be capable of producing in excess of 1,000 cubic yards of material per operating hour. Delivery is scheduled for

November 1981.

CAT Offers 20-Page

Guidebook For Diesel

Engine Selection

A thoughtfully organized and easy to follow 20-page "Guide- book For Propulsion and Aux- iliary Power Selection" has been published recently by Caterpillar

Marine Systems of Caterpillar

Tractor Co., Peoria, 111.

The guidebook contains com- plete information on all of Cat- erpillar Marine's engines, trans- missions and generators. The guidebook includes a selection chart for the engines to assist the reader in the choice of engine for different applications.

Photographs, specifications, drawings, and rating and fuel consumption charts are included for each of 11 CAT marine pro- pulsion models. Similar charts are included for the transmissions and the marine generator sets.

There is also a chart of approved

CAT auxiliary engine ratings as specified by eight of the world's leading classification societies.

For a free copy of the CAT guidebook,

Write 12 on Reader Service Card

Stith Named VP For

Administration At ACBL

Robert H. Stith Jr. has been named vice president of admin- istration for American Commer- cial Barge Line Company (ACBL),

Jeffersonville, Ind., a unit in the

Inland Waterways Division of

Texas Gas Transmission Corpora- tion, according to an announce- ment by H.J. Bobzien Jr., divi- sion president.

In his position as vice presi- dent, Mr. Stith will have respon- sibility for claims, insurance, per- sonnel, employee benefits, train- ing, safety, and other adminis- trative functions.

Mr. Stith joined ACBL in 1965 as claims manager. He later held the positions of director of risk management and director of training and safety. In 1980, he was named assistant vice presi- dent and director of administra- tive services.

Force 10 and

Baldt's still holding.

Operators and contractors who have had to contend with

Force 10 winds know that there are times when anything less than the best anchoring or mooring system is not good enough. And not good enough could be disastrous. They know they cannot afford to buy on price alone.

Recently, a major international oil company conducted its own survey of North Sea operators and contractors to determine which chain was performing best in that almost impossible environment. The response? Baldt.®

The only American manufacturer of large marine chain,

Baldt has been the standard of the industry for 80 years. So much so, in fact, that other companies refer to some of their products as "Baldt" or "Baldt-type." No other company, however, can offer the total-systems engineering and premium-guality products that Baldt can.

Baldt is a registered tradename of Baldt Incorporated 1981 Baldt Incorporated

Headquarters • Baldt Incorporated • RO. Box 350 • Chester, PA 19016 215/447-5200 • Telex 834367

Houston • Baldt Incorporated • 2616 S. Loop West • Suite 450 • Houston, TX 77054 713/665-8881 • Telex 762474

New Orleans • Dreyfus Supply & Machinery Corp. • PO. Box 3116- New Orleans.

LA 70117 • 504/944-3366 • Telex 584237

Seattle • Washington Chain & Supply, Inc. • PO. Box 3645 • Seattle, WA 98124 206/623-8500 • Telex 320052

Aberdeen • Baldt (U.K.) Limited • Unit 5A • Wellheads Industrial Estate • Dyce,

Aberdeen, Scotland AB2 OGA • Phone 011-44-224724716 • Telex Code 4-851-73600

Brown & Root Announces

Two Officer Changes

Brown & Root, Inc., Houston,

Texas, recently announced two officer changes within its corpo- rate development and subsidiar- ies management divisions.

M. Rod Martin, formerly pres- ident of Brown & Root Develop- ment, Inc. (BARDI) will become vice president, marine business development, responsible for off- shore sales efforts worldwide. He succeeds the late Frank A. Akin.

The new president of BARDI will be Elmer H. Bomke, former vice president of engineering in the company's power group.


As proof of our continuing leadership, we are currently introducing three new products — a high-impact polar (HIP) chain, a high-abrasion resistant or ARC chain, and a high-strength, light alloy chain we call ORQ2. We have also opened another manufacturing facility located in Corpus

Christi, Texas. And we're developing the industry's most comprehensive catalog of anchoring and mooring systems and products for every aspect of the marine industry — from deck and dock hardware to pipelay mooring systems.

If you would like more information about our new catalog, about any of our new products, or about how we can engineer and manufacture a complete anchoring or mooring system for your specific marine application, please give us a call. You can contact your Baldt representative or one of our stocking distributors — Dreyfus Supply &

Machinery, Washington Chain & Supply or Baldt (U.K.) Ltd. •* Write 128 on Reader Service Card

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