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Diesel Power Annual (continued from page 36E)
The success of the Cummins repowers to date and the support offered by Tom
O'Connor and the people at Cummins
West in San Leandro is prompting plans for further repowers. With the higher horsepower boats carrying KTA38s in their hulls and the smaller boats packing
N14s, the company is looking to their mid range boats. Plans call for installa- tion of Cummins QSK19 M's in the 69 x 23-ft. (21 x 7 m) model bow tug Bearcat and the 60 x 23-ft. (18.2 x 7 m) push boat Betty L. At 660 hp each, these engines will give the boats 1,320 hp and many more years of working life.
A recent report by the Carl Moyer pro- gram says that "Over 80 percent of first and second year engine project funds (about $38 million) have been commit- ted to specific projects. Of these funds 50 percent paid for alternative fuel pro- jects (610 engines), 26 percent paid for agricultural irrigation pump projects (947 engines), 16 percent paid for marine vessel projects (95 engines), four percent paid for forklift projects (105
MAN B&W Diesel
MAN B&W Diesel, Stockport,
Cheshire is in the process of reorga- nizing its engine and aftermarket busi- nesses, and for an investment program to develop its U.K. manufacturing facilities.
The formation of new High Speed and
Medium Speed Strategic Business
Units, incorporating all sales, market- ing, project management, applications engineering and aftermarket activi- ties, will provide more focused and coordinated support for the Marine,
Industrial, Power Generation and Rail
The Medium Speed Business Unit will focus on the products of Mirrlees
Blackstone and most of the Ruston products sold into power generation markets. The High Speed Business
Unit will be responsible for all of the
Paxman products in all markets and the Ruston products into marine, rail and some industrial applications via specialist packagers and distributors.
More than $28.2 million will be invested to upgrade and extend the manufacturing facilities at the Stock- port site including a centralized R&D facility for all Mirrlees Blackstone,
Paxman and Ruston products.
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Mary McMillan and Wendy Mor- row were in the process of a fleet upgrade before the State of California
Carl Moyer program but are now getting some real help from the state. At the same time they are investing a good bit of their own money to maintain their position in niche marketing of marine services in the Bay Area. While enjoy- ing a barbecue and fireworks with her crews, Mary McMillan explains that the company's success comes from a "family-like" work environment. She adds, "We offer so many services from ship's stores delivery to tank barge escort and construction assistance, that when one area is slow the other hopeful- ly picks up. So we try to balance the cyclical nature of the typical marine businesses."
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