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AMMCO Licensed To

Market O&K Dredging

Bucket And Cutting Wheels

American Marine and Machinery

Company, Inc. (AMMCO) of Nash- ville has announced the signing of an agreement with Orenstein &

Koppel of West Germany for the exclusive right to market O&K's complete line of underwater bucket wheels and cutting wheels in the

U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In mak- ing the announcement, AMMCO president Don King said: "This agreement brings together the world's foremost manufacturer of bucket wheel excavators and the pioneer builder of standard model portable cutter-suction dredges, with the objective of manufacturing and marketing a state-of-the-art line of bucket wheel dredges. "Until now, the extensive line of

O&K underwater bucket wheels has not been generally available in the

North American market. Hence- forth, these outstanding machines will be available as original equip- ment on all AMMCO dredges, or as conversions for existing dredges,"

Mr. King said.

The O&K series of underwater bucket wheels includes eight mod- els—four in the UBW series and four in the newly developed under- water cutting wheel (UCW) series.

The horsepower range is from 150 to 1,152 hp. They are designed for installation on cutter-suction dredges ranging from 12-inch through 44-inch suction diameter.

For more information on the

O&K bucket wheel, or other equip- ment in the expanded AMMCO product line,

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Central Gulf Lines

Awarded $35 Million

Contract By Navy

Central Gulf Lines Incorporated,

New York, N.Y., is being awarded a $35,036,027 fixed-price-with-escala- tion contract for the four and one- half year chartering of the M/V

Woermann Mira, an ice-strength- ened, self-sustaining, multi-purpose breakbulk ship. The Woermann

Mira is a German flag vessel which will be reflagged United States and renamed prior to delivery. The ship will deliver Department of Defense cargo worldwide. The Military Sea- lift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Central Gulf Awarded $62-Million Navy Contract

For Charter Of LASH Ship

Central Gulf Lines Incorporated of New York City has been awarded a $62,047,267 fixed-price-with-esca- lation contract for the charter of the

LASH (lighter aboard ship) vessel

Green Valley. The U.S.-flag ship will transport Department of De- fense cargo worldwide in support of the U.S. military Rapid Deployment

Force. The charter period is a mini- mum of approximately two years to a maximum of approximately four years. The Military Sealift Com- mand is the contracting activity.

Westinghouse Electric

Awarded $2-Million Navy

Contract For Frigate Study

The U.S. Navy has selected the

Westinghouse Electric Corpora- tion's Command and Control Divi- sions in Baltimore to participate in the NATO Frigate Replacement

Program (NFR-90). Dr. Robert S.

Johnson will be the NFR-90 pro- gram manager.

After competitive procurement,

Westinghouse won the $2-million 20-month contract to be the Navy's industrial representative to the pro- gram for the Ship Feasibility Study.

This important penetration into the ship systems business could result in considerable future potential for the Command and Control Divi- sions.

In the NFR-90 Program, the

NATO nations are working toward a jointly designed ship organization to collaborate and design one ship, as opposed to several ships. This is intended to bring about commonali- ty in operations, training and sup- port among the NATO countries.

Upon completion of the feasibility phase, each of the NATO nations will have the opportunity to contin- ue in the program.

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