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Voith Receives Orders

For Four Water Tractors

The West German firm of J.M.

Voith GmbH recently announced that British shipowners Tees Tow- ing Co., Ltd. of Middlesborough or- dered two Voith water tractors from the Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd.


The 98-foot-long by 32-foot-wide tractors will be propelled by two size 28 G 11/185 Voith-Schneider pro- pellers connected through hydraulic couplings to one Ruston diesel en- gine each type 6 RK 270 developing 1,270 kw at 750 rev/min.

To be able to fully utilize the flex- ible ship-handling capability of the

Voith water tractor, the new vessels will be fitted with towing winches.

These are useful for rapidly varying the length of the towline and adapt- ing it to suit the space conditions in open water or in a lock. Operation is designed so that no members of the crew need to stay on the aft working deck during the towing operation.

Also announced was an order for two Voith water tractors by the Chi- nese Petroleum Corporation (CPC).

The 103-foot-long by 36-foot-wide vessels are currently under con- struction at the shipyard of the Chi- na Shipbuilding Corporation in

Keelung, Taiwan.

Each tractor will be equipped with two size 28 G 11/185 Voith-

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Schneider propellers driven through hydraulic couplings by one Stork-

Werkspoor diesel engine each with a

MCR power of 1,250 kw at 1,000 rev/min.

The vessels will be fitted with powerful firefighting equipment, with the water pumps being driven through a PTO from the main en- gines. In addition, the tractors are designed so that they can also be used for small supply duties.

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Lindenau To Construct 3,500-Dwt Product Tanker

For Ethiopian Shipping

The Lindenau GmbH, Schiff- swerft & Maschinenfabrik, recently received an order for a 3,500-dwt clean oil tanker for Ethiopian Ship- ping Lines. The vessel is a new design, especially developed for shallow water and tropical condi- tions.

The 310-foot by 48-foot product/ oil tanker, which will be equipped with 12 loading tanks, fits the new- est international and national tech- nical standard regarding economical ship operation and cargo handling, optimal maneuvering, safety of ship, environmental protection, etc. It will be powered by a MaK 6 H 453 main engine with a nominal output of 1,985 kw at 600 rpm. The naviga- tion plant includes Krupp Atlas ra- dar, Anschutz Gyrocompass and gy- ropilot and SAGEM speed log.

Delivery of the product tanker, the 38th special tanker Lindenau will be delivering, is scheduled for

October 1989.

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Wisenbaker New GM,

Spinner II Products

Division Of T.F. Hudgins

W.C. (Bill) Wisenbaker Jr. has been named general manager for the Spinner II® Products Divi- sion of T.F. Hudgins, Incorporated.

The division markets a proprietary oil cleaning centrifuge which is used on heavy-duty diesel engines for the trucking, transit, industrial, marine, railroad, and oilfield markets.

In this new position, Mr. Wisen- baker will be responsible for the division's marketing programs, sales representation, distribution chan- nels, and engineering support ser- vices for Spinner II products in the

U.S., Canada and Mexico.

T.F. Hudgins is the exclusive

North American distributor of

Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuges manufactured in England by Gla- cier Metal Company.

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