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Abu Dhabi Granted $50M Naval Contract

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a con- tract with the UAE Armed Forces to complete major combat system upgrades for a series of six missile patrol boats in the UAE Navy's existing fleet. Valued at more than $50 million, the contract will significantly improve the capabilities of these vessels by integrating and installing new, state-of-the-art combat equipment

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Sheaves Blocks as well as substantially upgrading the existing ship- board systems. The UAE Navy chose ADSB as the prime contractor for this project, which is known as

Tarif-45. ADSB will have full responsibility for the complex upgrades that will be performed at the com- pany's Abu Dhabi facilities. The company expects to join forces with several other international firms who will serve as subcontractors - including Combat Sys- tem Integration company SaabTech Systems.

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ZF 1950 reduction gears. The vessel boasts Incat's sin- gle chine Z-bow shape. The resulting longer waterline improves the vessel's high speed performance and sea- keeping ability. Also featured onboard is a

Vosper/MDI trim tab motion control system, which is expected to reduce the vessel's motion from wave action by as much as 60 percent.

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VISA Extended To 2003

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) published a notice in the Federal Regis- ter announcing the extension of the Vol- untary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) for an additional two-year peri- od, until February 13, 2001, pursuant to the provision of the Defense Production

Act of 1950, as amended. The VISA program is the principal commercial sealift readiness program of the Depart- ment of Defense, and is sponsored by the Maritime Administration. The pur- pose of VISA is to make intermodal shipping services, intermodal equipment and related management services avail- able to the DoD as required for emer- gency deployment and sustainment of

U.S. military forces.

KMY Piikkid Works Agrees

With Flender Werft

Kvaerner Masa-Yards Piikkio Works and German shipyard Flender Werft have signed a contract on the delivery of approximately 550 prefabricated modu- lar cabins for two fast passenger/car fer- ries Superfast XI and Superfast XII, which are owned by Attica Enterprises.

The cabins, which will be supplied during the years 2001 and 2002, will be manufactured at Piikkio Works' new assembly factory in Paimio. The order comprises 211 high class passenger cab- ins and 62 well equipped crew cabins per ship.

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High Speed Ferry Set

For Block Island

Beginning this summer, passengers traveling from Point Judith to Block

Island, R.I. will be able to complete their travel in about half the time it normally takes to perform this voyage - thanks to a 99 ft. (30.1 m), 250-passenger high speed catamaran under construction at

Gladding-Hearn.

The vessel, which will have a top speed of 33 knots when loaded at a dwt of 18.6 tons, will complete the 12-mile ocean crossing in approximately 22 min- utes - according to shipyard officials.

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Australia for commuter and tourist ser- vice, the all-aluminum vessel will be

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