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FGH Receives $52 Million

Worth Of Orders

Friede Goldman Halter (FGH) has signed nine contracts with a combined value of more than $52 million, exclud- ing options.

The contracts are detailed as follows:

FGH has agreed with Foss Maritime for the construction of a 98-ft. (29.8 m) har- bor tug, with options to build two addi- tional vessels; a contract was also signed with an undisclosed foreign operator for construction of two high-speed passen- ger ferries, with options for two addi- tional vessels; Sea Coast Towing has contracted FGH to build an 80,000-bar- rel oceangoing double-hull tank barge, with an option for an additional vessel;

Trinity Yachts has agreed with Halter for hull construction of a 192-ft. (58.5 m) expeditionary yacht, in addition, Halter has signed a contract with Trinity

Marine Products for construction of four 195-ft. (59.4 m) deck barges. Noble

Drilling and FGH have agreed on mis- cellaneous refurbishment and enhance- ment of the jackup drilling rig Noble

Charles Copeland; AmClyde Engi- neered Products has reported that SAI-

BOS, for whom AmClyde is manufac- turing a J-Lay tower and associated equipment, has exercised outstanding contract options for additional equip- ment. In addition, AmClyde's Aftermar- ket Group received an order from Elec- tric Boat Corp. for new gantry crane travel trucks.

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Nichols Bros. To Build

Catamaran For S.F. Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay-based Alame- da/Oakland Ferry Service ordered a new 315-passenger catamaran ferry from

Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders.

Measuring 112 x 33 ft. (34.1 x 10 m), the catamaran, which is being designed ¥ Qllfill! Mi 1 tiinitiiiiF/..^--- ^T j ' \ by International Catamarans of Aus- tralia, is expected to go into service in the fall 2001.

The vessel will become the newest member of Nichols-built catamarans that are currently operating between the

Alameda area and the San Francisco ferry terminal, as well as other landings by the Alameda/Oakland ferry service.

Expected to operate at a maximum loaded speed of 26 knots over its regular 6.5-mile route on the Bay, the vessel will be powered by KTA 38 Cummins engines operating at 1,190-hp driving standard propellers.

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Aker Finnyards Lands

Cruise Ferry Order

Aker Finnyards and Estonian

Hansatee Group came to an agreement for the construction of a new $150.8 million cruise ferry for the Gulf of Fin- land traffic. The 623 ft. (189.8 m) ves- sel, with a beam of 94 ft. (28.8 m) will be able to hold 2,500 passengers and 1,000 lane meters. Scheduled for deliv- ery in May 2002, the 40,000-gt ferry will be powered by four diesel engines with a service speed of 22 knots.

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