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McDermott Signs Letter Of

Intent To Acquire Avondale

Offshore Division Assets

Avondale Industries, Inc. and

McDermott Incorporated recently announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent for the sale of certain of the assets of Avondale's

Offshore Division, located in Terre- bonne Parish, La., that are used by

Avondale in its offshore fabrication business. Consummation of the sale is subject to Avondale and McDer- mott entering into a satisfactory definitive agreement. The sale is ex- pected to be completed within 60 days.

Avondale Industries, Inc., head- quartered in New Orleans, La., is one of the nation's leading marine fabricators.

McDermott Incorporated is a subsidiary of McDermott Interna- tional, Inc., a leading worldwide en- ergy services company. The compa- ny and its subsidiaries manufacture steam-generating equipment, de- fense products, tubular products, and process control systems. They also provide engineering and con- struction services for industrial and utility facilities onshore, and to the oil and gas industry offshore.

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Neles And Jamesbury,

Two Leading Valve

Companies, Combine

Neles, the high-technology valve manufacturer of Finland, recently announced that negotiations have been completed with Combustion

Engineering, Inc. of the U.S., on the sale of C-E's valve manufacturing subsidiary, Jamesbury Corp., to

Neles. Based on the acquisition, Ja- mesbury of Worcester, Mass., joins

Neles as a subsidiary of Rauma-

Repola, a major Finnish public cor- poration.

Both Neles and Jamesbury, each with the annual net sales in the range of $120 million and each em- ploying 1,100 persons, concentrate heavily on quarter-turn or rotary valves, a particularly demanding and growing segment of the valve industry. While the market position of Neles is strongest in Europe, the majority of Jamesbury's activities are in North America.

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Carrier Transicold Offers

Free Marine Refrigeration

Sales & Service Directory

Carrier Transicold, a division of

United Technologies, is offering a free 20-page worldwide directory detailing its marine refrigeration and air conditioning sales and ser- vices centers.

Entitled "Ports of Call World-

Circle 298 on Reader Service Card wide," the publication provides the addresses, telephone numbers, fac- simile numbers and telex numbers of Carrier Transicold sales and ser- vice centers located around the world. The directory categorizes centers by global location (North

America, Europe, Middle East, Pa- cific/Far East), region in the case of

North America (Atlantic, Gulf, Pa- cific, Great Lakes, Canada) or coun- try in the cases of Europe (Den- mark, Finland, Germany, Ireland,

Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain,

Sweden, Switzerland, United King- dom), Middle East (Israel, Saudi

Arabia) and Pacific/Far East (Aus- tralia, Japan). A service center is also located in the British Crown

Colony of Hong Kong.

The latter part of the pocket- sized directory contains black-and- white photographs of various ma- rine products offered by Carrier

Transicold. Compressors, Seahorse condensing units, single-package marine cooling units and packaged marine units are included.

The directory will be particularly useful to shipowners, ship operators or port engineers who need refriger- ation/air conditioning parts or ser- vice in a hurry.

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