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S/S Rotterdam To Undergo $10-Million Refurbishment
At Northwest Marine
Northwest Marine Iron Works and Holland America Lines have jointly announced plans for a $10- million major refurbishing and re- novation this fall of the S/S Rotter- dam, the cruise line's flagship.
Holland-America's J. Lievisse
Anriaanse, vice president-Techni- cal Department, and William Zav- in, president of Northwest Marine, said "We have 28 calendar days to complete the project, and we will be working around the clock to achieve that objective." Work will begin
September 9 and must be com- pleted by October 7 so the ship will be ready for the Caribbean cruise season.
Mr. Zavin said "this upgrade will mark the largest project Northwest
Marine has ever done on a cruise ship. We've been doing this kind of work since 1979—and on more than 20 ships—but never on a scale as large as this and in such a short time frame."
Renovations on the 38,645-gross- ton Rotterdam will run the full gam- ut from reupholstering furniture to replacing bedspreads and curtains to changing carpets to expanding
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Technical improvements will in- clude replacement and upgrading of the ship's telephone system; up- grading of the public address sys- tem; installation of a bow thruster; overhaul of the stabilizers; replace- ment of the film projectors in the ship's theatre; and the repair of teak decking on the Upper Promenade,
Sun and Bridge Decks.
Also scheduled is the installation of a new air conditioning system, the addition of new washing machines, and the conversion of the Number 3
Hold Trunk to six additional cabins.
All this is in addition to normal dry- docking and an underwater survey and repairs.
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U.K.'s Kelvin Hughes
To Get Queen's Award
For Export Achievement
The U.K.'s Kelvin Hughes, markers of maritime navigation aids and equipment since 1750, will re- ceive the Queen's Award for Export
Achievement. The award, given for a significant increase in sales of ships' navigational radar abroad, comes as the company has an- nounced its new and revolutionary river radar system, the RSR 100, designed specifically for vessels that ply busy rivers and congested water- ways.
Kelvin Hughes' long association with merchant marine and naval establishments worldwide embraces all aspects of marine navigation from charts and chart table instru- ments to compasses, sophisticated echo sounding and other sonar equipment, as well as radar.
The company has been sole sup- plier of navigational radar to the
British Royal Navy for many years, and an increasing amount of busi- ness is now being conducted with a number of overseas navies. "It is this developing export business that has brought us the coveted Queen's
Award," says Ron Harman, man- aging director. "I am delighted that the company has won recognition in this way. It is a great achievement for everyone concerned, and reflects the quality and performance of Kel- vin Hughes' navigational radar equipment."
The award is one of two achieved by Smiths Industries pic companies.
The second goes to Portex, makers of single use, sterile surgical and medical products, and part of
Smiths Industries Medical Systems
Group of companies.
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