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Solar Solve Nabs Export
Orders At SMM
Following its return from the SMM
Exhibition in September, Solar Solve
Marine clinched two export orders from buyers in China and Italy.
The company, which exports 90 per- cent of the Solasolv anti-glare sun- screens for ships' wheelhouse windows has fitted more than 25,500 of these screens to more than 2,500 vessels word-wide throughout the past 12 years.
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AMCV Elects New Directors
American Classic Voyages, (AMCV) has appointed John Douglas Cross to director of operations, Information
Technology. Cross, who has developed and managed information services for more than 30 years, will be responsible for daily information technology opera- tions, including voice and data commu- nication networks, end user support and data center services.
Delta Queen Coastal Voyages, which is a subsidiary of AMCV, elected W.
Ronald Adams director of marine oper- ations. He will be in charge of the start- up, staffing and operations of the com- pany's first two coastal vessels, as well as oversee regulatory compliance, logis- tics, quality control and the operational efficiency of this new vessel pair.
Art Anderson Wins
Art Anderson Assoc. has been granted a five-year, Multiple Award Schedule contract for Professional Engineering
Services by the General Service Admin- istration.
According to Ralph Duncan, vice president of Marine Projects and Busi- ness Development, the new contract is the federal government's most important procurement vehicle for contracting out design services, and provides a conve- nient vehicle for any federal agency to obtain Art Anderson's services.
Sun State Marine To Construct
Sun State Marine Services, a sub- sidiary of Hvide Marine, has com- menced construction on the second in a series of new U.S.-flag cargo ships at its
Green Cove Springs, Fla. shipyard.
Measuring 190 ft. (57.9 m), the landing craft-type freight vessel is specially designed and suited for conducting trade in areas that have minimal or unim- proved shore facilities.
The new vessel will house a ramped bow for RoRo cargo and more than 6,100 sq. ft. of open cargo deck. Pow- ered by two 720-hp Caterpillar 3412
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DITA main diesel engines driving Twin Disc
M G 5 2 0 2 reduction/reverse gears at 4.59 reduction, the vessels will have a Wesmar 200-hp bow thruster. A pair of John Deere generator sets rated at 60 kW each will power the vessel.
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Saab Transponder Gets
Sweden-based Saab TransponderTech has won an important order for a fleet tracking/management system that is fully compatible with the AIS standards and will be installed in Portugal.
The Port of Lisbon will combine one base station and 44 vessel units in the
Norcontrol IT VTS system.
In addition, the AIS system will be outfitted on vessels sailing in the bay of
Lisbon — enhancing safety and surveil- lance and the possibility of fleet man- agement.
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U.K. Hydrographic Office Gets
New Chief Executive
Dr. David Wynford Williams has been named chief executive of the U.K.
Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and U.K.
National Hydrographer, effective Janu- ary 2001. He succeeds Rear Admiral
Clarke who com pletes his five- year term at the end of this year.
Williams, who will join
UKHO from the MoD's Defence
Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), will be responsible for manag- ing the Taunton-based Office, which is one of the world's leading producers of nautical charts and publications, supply- ing a large proportion of commercial shipping worldwide.
Coflexip Stena Offshore To
Acquire The Deepwater
Division Of Aker
Coflexip Stena Offshore has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire
Aker Maritime ASA's deepwater opera- tions, headquartered in Houston for $513 million plus the assumption of net debt estimated to amount to $112 mil- lion.
This transaction transforms the
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Stena Off- shore Group, ful filling in one stroke, its most important strate gic objectives: increasing the
Group's front-end and full field engineering capabilities; expanding and strengthening its geographic pres- ence in deep water markets, particularly the Gulf of Mexico; and enlarging the scope of technologies, services and products offered by the Group.
Merging the Deepwater Division with
CSO's expertise in subsea technologies and operations will provide new oppor- tunities that neither of the groups could have accessed independently. The deep-
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