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serve Fleet (RRF). The upgrading work will have a value to Bethlehem of approximately $25 million and, according to yard general manager
David Watson, "it is very, very welcome here. The Barber contract will mean work for about 350 people, and will help sustain em- ployment at the yard for about sev- en months."
Bethlehem's contract follows closely Barber's $52-million con- tract with the Navy to refit the five ships for reflagging and supply them for the RRF. Reflagging involves bringing the ships up to U.S. stan- dards in safety and other require- ments as specified by the U.S. Coast
Guard, American Bureau of Ship- ping, and other regulatory bodies.
The five diesel-powered RO/RO ships are the Barranduna, regis- tered in Sweden; the Lalandia, reg- istered in Denmark; and the Tarago,
Tombarra, and Tricolor, all regis- tered in Norway. The ships were built in 1972-73 and have cargo-car- rying capacities ranging from 21,550 to 23,725 dwt.
When the Barber ships have been refitted at Sparrows Point, they will be placed in the Navy's mothballed
Ready Reserve Fleet, able to be readied for service within five days in the event of an emergency.
Opens New Orleans Office
Hamworthy Engineering of the
U.K., a long-established company specializing in the manufacture of centrifugal and screw pumps, air compressors, pollution control waste treatment systems, oily water separators, and fuel oil blending units, announces the recent opening of a new office in New Orleans.
The office of Hamworthy U.S.A.
Inc. at 10555 Lake Forest Boule- vard, Suite 5F, New Orleans, LA 70127 will greatly strengthen its customer support facilities in the
U.S., and will provide on-the-spot sales and technical advice and as- sistance to customers.
Hamworthy executive Tom Al- ders is in charge of the New Or- leans office.
Holec Gas Generators,
Holec Furnaces Merge
To Form Smit Ovens
A new group called Smit Ovens
Holding B.V. was recently formed in the Netherlands as a result of merg- ing Holec Gas Generators B.V. and its sister company Holec Furnace
B.V. All the shares of the latter two companies were taken over by
Smith Ovens Holding B.V.
Under the new setup, the compa- ny plans to intensify its activities in the field of inert gas and other gas treatment systems for several appli- cations aboard tankers and in the petro and petrochemical industry.
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Promar Appointed U.S.
For Anritsu Radar Line
Promar (Professional Marketing
Company) of Tampa, Fla., has been named exclusive representative for
Anritsu America's line of marine radar in the Southeast region of the
U.S. The Anritsu radar was former- ly marketed under the EPSCO name. The line includes 5- and 10- kw models with ranges from 60 to 120 nautical miles, and will feature the company's first color model, to be available in 1985.
Promar's territory encompasses the Southeast Atlantic states and those bordering the Gulf of Mexico and the inland rivers. As the largest marine sales and service operation in the Southeast, Promar has its own service center for Anritsu and
EPSCO equipment. Company presi- dent Raymond Shirvis has more than 20 years of experience in the maritime industry.
For further information on Pro- mar and Anritsu radar,
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How to shoot up tank production ...with one little ol' stud gun
It was high noon and tank production was down — laggi ng for want of a faster system of stud welding.
Then along comes a tall, lanky rep from
KSM who says, "I've got a little ol' Micro- mark gun that can zap in one-inch arc- welded studs faster than you can say 'load and lock!'"
Being from Wyoming, the production manager asked for proof. So the KSM rep arranged for a test, on location, of the
As it turned out, the solid-state system, using the highly maneuverable KSM
Safeguard gun, proved just the right answer. Tank production shot up and costs went down. Welding time was cut to less than half-a-second per stud —with perfect welds everytime!
For more detailed information, or literature phone or write . .. o KSM ~ v FASTENING SYSTEMS
KSM Fastening Systems, Inc. 301 New Albany Road Moorestown, NJ 08057 1-800-257-8181 • In NJ 609-235-6900
Todd Marine Systems is making a unique contribution to the Marine
Industry. We believe that water-in-fuel emul- sions can improve boiler and diesel engine effi- ciency by 4-6%. Our revolutionary EMULSA
SYSTEM, developed in conjunction with our sis- ter company F.A. Hughes Ltd., which combines mechanical and chemical methods, is the sure way to get the emulsification properties neces- sary for reduced fuel consumption. In addition, problems resulting from incomplete combustion and slag formation are greatly minimized.
We have so much confidence in the EMULSA
SYSTEM that we are willing to put the mechani- cal emulsifier aboard one of your ships free of charge. You pay for installation and a six month supply of the chemical emulsifier/addi- tive only. Together we will monitor and evaluate the results.
We started 1985 with 70 units available for these evaluations and we are getting commitments from shipowners quickly. If your fleet qualifies we would like to work with you on one of your selected vessels. Please contact us immediately to determine if your ships are eligible for this program yye Have J^g Answer.
SYSTEMS 61 Taylor Reed Place, Stamford, CT 06906
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