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DOT Approves License

For Deepwater Oil Port

Offshore Texas

A license for Texas Offshore

Port Inc. to construct and operate a deepwater port for oil super- tankers in the Gulf of Mexico has been approved by the federal

Department of Transportation.

The port, to be located 12 miles south of Freeport, Texas, will be able to handle 500,000 barrels of oil a day and will cost an esti- mated $191 million.

Texas Offshore Port Inc., a con- sortium of potential users — oil and chemical companies—applied for the license which guarantees that the facility be operated as a common carrier.

The DOT said that according to conditions recommended by the

Justice Department and the Fed- eral Trade Commission, the port will be subject to antitrust laws.

Transportation Secretary Drew

Lewis, in a statement released recently, said the new port will lower the cost of transporting crude oil and significantly reduce the risk of oil spills.

Award $33-Million Contract

To Great Lakes Dredge

For Work In Kenya

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock

Company, Oak Brook, 111., has been awarded a $33,386,751 fixed price contract for the dredging of Kilindini Harbor, Mombasa,

Kenya, including an option for additional work in the amount of $5,871,514, following compe- tition in which six bids were re- ceived. The Naval Facilities En- gineering Command, Atlantic Di- vision, is the contracting activity. (N62470-81-C-1158) $3-Million Navy Contract

Awarded To Tracor

Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has received a $3-million contract from the U.S. Navy for systems engineering and technical serv- ices to the Naval Ocean Systems

Center, San Diego, Calif., William

C. Moyer, group vice president for Tracor Applied Sciences, an- nounced recently. Work will be in support of the minimal essen- tial naval communications and navigation system design, devel- opment, test, and evaluation.

Dr. Moyer said the contract, which includes two option years, involves design analysis, system design engineering, electronic countermeasures (ECM) system vulnerability assessment, system integration, configuration con- trol, test bed design, software design, and test and evaluation.

The Naval Ocean Systems Cen- ter, Dr. Moyer said, is a leading technical arm of the Navy de- voting its resources to a wide range of activities, including com- munications, navigation, and un- derwater acoustics. Tracor has been a major technical consult- ant to the U.S. Navy for more than 26 years. Work will be con- ducted at Tracor facilities in San

Diego and Torrance, Calif. Robert

G. Shuster, division vice presi- dent of the Electronics Systems

Division, will oversee the con- tract work and has assigned Ara

Sagerian as program manager.

New Brochure Describes

Drew Ameroid's Fuel

Treatment Products

Drew Ameroid Marine, Boon- ton, N.J., has published a four- page full-color brochure describ- ing its complete line of chemicals for solving fuel problems on mo- tor vessels.

The problems, symptoms, caus- es, and solutions are detailed in the areas of fuel handling and storage, combustion quality and burnability, and contaminants — impurities.

Drew Chemical, a subsidiary of

United States Filter Corp., New

York, is a major supplier of prod- ucts and services for water man- agement and specialty chemicals for marine and industrial mar- kets.

For a free copy of the brochure,

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