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Deepwater One Delivers $2.3B Proposal to USCG

Deepwater One Team last month delivered a $2.3-biIlion proposal to the

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for the design and development of an Integrated

Deepwater System (IDS) that will help the Coast Guard meet vital offshore operational requirements into the 21st century. The team is led by Boeing and includes: European Aeronautic, Defense and Space (EADS); Construcciones

Aeronauticas S.A. (CASA) of Madrid,

Spain: Eurocopter, an EADS Company, of Marignane, France; John J.

McMullen Associates Inc. (JJMA) of

Alexandria, Va.; and Northrop Grum- man Ship Systems Avondale Operations, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Cor- poration, located in New Orleans, La.

The Deepwater program is a $12-bil- lion, 20-year Coast Guard initiative to recapitalize the fleet of specialized ships, aircraft and sensors that operate in the deepwater mission environment, typically greater than 50 miles offshore.

Approximately 90 ships, 70 fixed wing, 130 rotor wing and 120 shore sites will be upgraded or replaced with an inte- grated system of surface, air, command and control, and logistics capabilities.

New ships, fixed wing aircraft and heli- copters will be introduced into the fleet as the Coast Guard's operational tempo increases and deepwater mission requirements continue to evolve, partic- ularly in the areas of maritime safety, law enforcement, environmental protec- tion and national defense.

A five-year contract with renewable terms is expected to be awarded in June 2002, when one winner will be selected as prime and will have responsibility for implementation of the new IDS.

Boeing has responsibility for the sys- tem integration, information and com- munications systems and logistics.

CASA will concentrate on fixed aircraft and Eurocopter will supply rotary wing helicopters. JJMA will have responsi- bility for naval architecture and marine engineering. Northrop Grumman Ship

Systems Avondale Operations will be the shipbuilder.

Ruston's RK270 Engines Power

Offshore Patrol Vessels

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Four Ruston 20RK270 engines generating a total of 30,200 kWb power one of the new Off- shore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Brunei Navy.

The second of a three-part series of new Offshore Patrol Vessels for the

Royal Brunei Navy, which was launched in June 2001 at BAE Systems shipyard on the Clyde at Glasgow is powered by four MAN B&W Diesel

Ruston 20 cylinder RK270 engines.

Producing a total of 30,200 kWb at 1,032 lpm, the engines provide each 2,000-tons displacement vessel with speeds of more than 30 knots. Mounted in pairs, port and starboard, the engines drive their respective propellers and shafting via a flexible coupling, shaft and gearbox. The main function of these

OPVs will be littoral operations, pro- tecting Brunei's offshore oil industry and safeguarding the nation's territorial integrity.

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