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Graham Gulf of Bayou LaBatre, Ala., which operates five 140-ft. (42.7 m) alu- minum offshore crew/supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, in June of 2000 repowered Brother with a Cat 3508B and claims vessel performance has improved 20 percent, with significant decreases in downtime. Brother is unique because it was built only in 1998,

L21/31 Engine Debuts

An innovative "new generation" medium speed design from MAN

B&W Diesel will debut in its 21 cm bore configuration for a new series of large high-tech RoRo vessels. The ships, ordered by DFDS Tor Line and to be built at Germany's Flensburger

Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. — are scheduled for delivery during

September 2003. The auxiliary power package for each vessel will consist of four Holeby GenSets type 7L21 /31 with a total output of 5,600 kW. The seven cylinder gensets for the vessels will deliver each 1,400 kW at 1,000 rpm, 50 Hz.

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