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Ship Repair & Conversion

Camacho Tapped To Lead

Ship Repair Coalition

RADM Richard Camacho, USN (Ret.) was elected as Chairman of the

National Ship Repair Coalition's Execu- tive Committee. "I'm honored to serve in this capacity," said Camacho. "The ship repair industry plays a vital role in pro- tecting U.S. national security. I look forward to working with the Administra- tion. Congress, and Navy to insure that our military has the resources needed to meet its security obligations."

Camacho is senior vice president of

Business Development at United States

Marine Repair where he is responsible for directing preparations of technical and cost proposals for all USMR ship- yards.

The National Ship Repair Coalition is

RADM Dick Camacho was elected chairman of the National Ship Repair Coalition's Execu- tive Committee. the leading national trade organization for the U.S. ship repair industry. It is the only trade group that exclusively repre- sents ship repair interests. Its members include Newport News Shipbuilding,

NORSHIPCO, Southwest Marine.

NASSCO. Continental Maritime, Earl

Industries, Moon Engineering, PacShip,

Marine Hydraulics Int'l. Tecnico, and

Pacific Shipyards Intl.

HSR Completes GLM

Rig Upgrades

The Offshore Division of Houston

Ship Repair. Inc. (HSR) completed two rig upgrades for Global Marine. HSR was the primary contractor for the re- powering and mud system enhancement stages of the Glomar Baltic I upgrade project. The Marathon LeTourneau

Super 300 jackup drilling rig was re- powered with five Caterpillar type 3516

TA V, 1,305 kW diesel generator sets, replacing the three existing EMD diesel engine driven 1.400 kW generators.

HSR was also contracted to replace the two existing National 12-P-160 mud pumps with three National 14-P-220 mud pumps. HSR removed the existing generator and mud pump units, installed the new units and modified as necessary, the associated system piping and auxil- iaries associated with the generators and mud pumps. HSR performed all the structural modifications necessary for the new installations. Additionally, the engineering for the structural modifica- tions and the detail engineering for the piping systems were done by HSR. This project was carried out in Sabine Pass,

Tx. (Rowan Facility) HSR was also awarded the contract for the re-power- ing of the CFEM, type T-2000-C, jack- up rig Glomar Labrador I. The five existing Caterpillar D-399TA diesel generator sets were being replaced by five Caterpillar type 3516 TA V, 1,305 kW diesel generator sets. HSR also per- formed the modifications on the existing systems piping. This project was carried out in Port of Spain, Trinidad and was completed ahead of schedule.

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