Paxman Delivers First Of Total Of 32 Valenta Engines To U.S. Navy

Many of Paxman Diesels most successful marine propulsion applications have been in high-speed patrol craft, two of which are outlined below.

The most recent Paxman patrol boat success is the prestigious contract to supply propulsion engines to the U.S. Navy for its new Patrol Coastal (PC) program. The first set of Valenta 16RP200CM propulsion engines for the PC program has already been successfully delivered to shipbuilders Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard Inc., on schedule for completion of the first boat at the end of 1991. These engines are the first of a total of 32 sixteen-cylinder Valentas, comprising eight boat sets, which Paxman is to supply to the U.S. Navy.

An earlier success was the provision of propulsion power for the Royal Navy of Oman's (RNO) highspeed Province Class vessels. Each of these 56-meter vessels is powered by four Valenta 18-cylinder propulsion engines, each rated at 4,550 bhp (3,394 kWb), giving a total installed bhp of 18,200 (13,577 kWb).

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