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Trinity Marine Awarded $31.2 Million
Contract By U.S. Army To Build
Two LSVs For Philippines Navy
Trinity Industries, Inc., subsid- iary Halter Marine, Inc., was re- cently awarded a $31.2 million con- tract by the U.S. Army to build two, 273-foot logistics support vessels (LSV) for use by the Philippines
Navy. The contract also includes an option for a third vessel which could bring the value of the contract to about $47 million.
The announcement was made by
John Dane III, president of the
Trinity Marine Group. He said: "These new LSVs will be similar to, but not identical to five other LSVs recently built by Trinity shipyards for the U.S. Army. The Army ver- sion has bow and stern ramps for loading and unloading, while the
Philippines ships will have only a bow ramp. The stern ramp space will be used to build temporary quar- ters for up to 150 people."
These sealift/landing ships are designed to carry RO/RO cargoes as well as other cargoes directly to the beach and to landing areas that do not have docking facilities.
According to Mr. Dane, no exter- nal cranes or port facilities are re- quired for the LSV to perform its mission, and only four feet of water is required for landing with a full load.
Construction of the vessels has commenced at Moss Point Marine,
Inc., a sister shipyard to Halter in
Moss Point, Miss. Delivery is sched- uled for June and September, 1993.
The two vessels will be 273 feet long, with a 60-foot beam, and a 16- foot 5-inch depth. The LSVs will be powered by two General Motors
EMD-16-645E2 diesel engines which will give a speed of about 12 knots.
Each vessel is designed to carry up to 900 short tons during Logistics
Over The Shore (LOTS) operations, and up to 2,000 short tons during intratheater line haul. Carrying a crew of 30, each of the ships will have a range of6,000 nautical miles.
The commercial design is modi- fied to meet military requirements.
Mr. Dane said: "This non-develop- mental item (NDI) design approach makes the LSV cost effective by in- corporating equipment proven by years of use and testing. The adapt- ability of the design also makes the
LSV ideal for inter-island and com- mercial ferry service."
The U.S. Navy and its Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and
Repair (SUPSHIPS) will be admin- istering the Army contract. The ships will be built to American Bu- reau of Shipping (ABS) standards and will be classified ABS Maltese
Cross A1 Circle E, Maltese Cross
AMS, Maltese Cross ACC, and will meet Panama Canal and Suez Ca- nal navigation regulations.
The Trinity Marine Group,
Gulfport, Miss., is owned by Trinity
Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas.
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Stena Offshore Considering
Expanding By Converting
One Of Its Vessels
Stena Offshore, a Swedish owned subsea contractor, has announced that it may convert one of its diving support vessels in order to expand its pipelaying capabilities.
The recent success with its pipelaying reelship, Stena Apache, has prompted the company to con- sider prospects for a second vessel.
The Stena Apache recently broke the world depth record for laying rigid pipe.
At the present time three vessels are being considered for conversion and if the decision is made. The final decision depends on how current oil prices will affect the offshore indus- try and the cost of converting the vessel chosen.
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