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Fincantieri Receives

Products Carrier Contract

Worth $53.5 Million

Ferruzzi group company Fermar, one of Italy's leading privately owned shipping operators, has placed a contract with the state- controlled shipbuilding organiza- tion Fincantieri for a 30,000-dwt products carrier. The newbuilding is reported to have commanded a price in the region of $53.5 million against an end-1933 delivery slot.

The contractual owner Fermar is among the group of Italian owners which is to operate a new 86,000- ton-capacity, double-skinned tank- er design within the framework of the Petrotank pool.

Orders have been confirmed for at least two such vessels, including

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Icebreaker/Passenger Ferry

To Be Built By Marystown

Yard In Newfoundland

This spring, Marystown Shipyard in Newfoundland is expected to start construction of a combined icebreaker and passenger ferry, with backing from Swedish icebreaking expertise.

The provincial Department of

Works, Services and Transportation ordered the $20 million vessel to link Fogo Island off the northern coast with the main island, a trip that covers about 15 nautical miles.

The newbuilding will replace a con- ventional ice-strengthened ferry which requires support from a Ca- nadian Government icebreaker in

February-March, when local tem- peratures can fall to minus 20 de- grees C.

GVA Consultants of Gothenburg has supported design work on the new vessel and compiled the lines plan and advised on all ice-specific machinery and systems.

Specifications call for a speed of 1.5 knots through ice one meter thick, six knots in 0.5 meters of ice and 11 knots in open water.

In order to meet this requirement, twin propellers coupled via gears to separate diesel engines are to be installed. In summer, the ship can run on a single propeller backed by angling the rudder to make op- timum use of engine power.

Delivery of the newbuilding is scheduled for spring 1992 from the

Marystown yard, which has built several ice-strengthened ferries in the past.

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Jeffboat To Build

Luhr Bros. Towboat

Robert W. Greene, president of

Jeffboat, located at Jeffersonville,

Ind., recently announced the award of a contract by Luhr Bros. Inc. of

Columbia, 111., for the construction of a 170- by 48- by 11-1/2-foot twin- screw towboat.

The 7,200-hp boat will be pow- ered by Caterpillar 3612 diesel en- gines and Lufkin marine gears, driv- ing 118-inch propellers. The boat features an isolated deckhouse and

Jeffboat-designed Kort nozzles.

Planned delivery is for the first quarter of 1992. Jeffboat is current- ly building 30,000-barrel and 10,000-barrel inland river service tank barges and both open and cov- ered hopper barges.

Luhr Bros, is one of the United

States' largest marine construction firms, with dredging, lock and dam construction operations and aggre- gate production. Luhr currently op- erates 20 boats and 200 barges. This new contract will provide Luhr with a sister vessel to the M/V Alois Luhr delivered by Jeffboat in 1985.

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