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USN Awards $52M Contract To

DD21 Gold Team

The U.S. Navy announced a $124 mil- lion contract modification for continua- tion of design and test planning of its 21st century DD 21 destroyer program.

The contract was awarded to the DD 21

Alliance, which includes Ingalls Ship- building and Bath Iron Works of Bath.

Me. Ingalls Shipbuilding, a Northrop

Grumman company, is leading the DD 21 Gold Team, which includes the

Raytheon Company and The Boeing

Company, and will receive $52 million for the continuation of its work associat- ed with Phase II of this program. Work involved by the Gold Team during the continuation of Phase II includes the development and maturity of critical technologies such as the vessel's inte- grated power system, the advanced gun and dual-band radar suite.

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Kvaerner Philadelphia Signs $240 Million LOI

Kvaerner has received a Letter of

Intent (LOI) from Keystone Shipping

Company of Pennsylvania, for the con- struction of four handy-sized (40,000 dwt) clean product carrier vessels. The total value of the award amounts to approximately $240 million. The vessels are to be built at Kvaerner Philadelphia, which was formally opened on June 20, 2001 by Tom Ridge, the Governor of the Commonwealth Pennsylvania; and

John Street, Mayor of Philadelphia.

Based on this LOI, the parties will now enter into negotiations with the objec- tive of establishing a final contract. A final contract will be subject to

MARAD Title XI or other equivalent financing arrangements.

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Keppel Singmarine Lands $5.5M Harbor Tug Contract

Keppel Smit Towage Private Limited (KST), signed a contract with Keppel

Singmarine Dockyard Pte Ltd. (Keppel

Singmarine) to build two 3,600-bhp har- bor tugs for a contract value of about $5.5 million, with an option for two tugs. These two tractor tugs will have a bollard pull of 47 tons. They will include fire-fighting capability.

With the delivery of these two new- buildings at the end of the year, KST will have a combined fleet of 26 tugs ranging between 3,000 to 4,000 bhp.

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Trico Marine to Acquire North

Sea Platform Supply Vessels

Trico Marine Services signed a defini- tive agreement to acquire two 279-ft. (85 m) platform supply vessels for a cost of approximately $4.5 million. The two state-of-the-art, UT 745 design vessels are currently under construction in Nor- way and will be delivered in April and

August 2002.

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Devon port Royal Dockyard

Gets Paxman Gen-Sets

Four Paxman 12VP185 engine driven gen-sets rated 1,600 kWb at 1,800 rpm will be supplied to Devenport Royal

Dockyard. Together with control panels, radiators, sound attenuators, exhaust systems and bulk fuel tanks, the gen-sets will be installed into a new on-shore based facility in Devonport.

Delta Design Systems of Colchester are packaging the gen-sets and will be responsible for installation and commis- sioning.

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