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Bollinger To Build Three

Boats for Chouest

Bollinger Shipyards signed a contract for three 145 x 36-ft. (44.1 x 10.9-m) supply/utility boats with Edison

Chouest Offshore. The vessels will meet new regulatory standards and will be less than 100 gt and less than 500 GT registered tonnage, and will have a max- imum draft of 11.5-ft. (3.5-m); normal operating draft will be eight ft. (2.4 m).

Delivery of the first vessel will occur in

Summer 2002, with the remaining ves- sels following in October and December 2002.

A pair of Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines rated 750 bhp at 1,600 rpm were selected to power the vessel, driving

Bollinger 72 x 57 in., four-blade, stain- less steel propellers through Twin Disc

MG5301 reverse/reduction gears with a ratio of 4.96:1. The second and third vessels will be powered by two Caterpil- lar 3508B-diesel engines rated at 855 bhp at 1,600 rpm, driving 72 in., four blade Nibral propellers through Twin

Disc MG 5301 reverse reduction gears with a ratio of 4.96:1. International

Marine Systems Hydraulic steering will be installed at two pilothouse stations and a 272 hp Schottel, STT-110 bow thruster will aid steering on all three vessels.

The engines feature a package that meets new IMO emission standards. The boats' electrical power will be provided by two Cummins 6CTA8.36 diesels dri- ving two Cummins 99 KW generators with direct drive liquid mud pumps off of the generator engines thereby elimi- nating belt systems.

Each of the new Chouest OSV's will be equipped with four liquid mud tanks and two Methanol tanks.

The vessels' large 95 x 32 ft. (28.9 x

MAN B&W Engines Will

Power Rodriguez Ferry

Four MAN B&W Diesel Ltd. 18VP185's each rated at 3,700 kWb will be supplied for a new 269-ft. (81.9- m) Aquastrada monohull ferry to be built in Messina, Sicily by the Italian shipbuilder, Rodriguez Cantieri Naval i.

The aluminum hulled fast ferry will be able to carry up to 1,246 passengers.

The high speed engines are located at the aft end of the ship, allowing for greater optimization of the garage space.

Top-loaded speed will be in the region of 39 knots and the quadruple VP 185 engines will drive LIPS waterjets through Reintjes gearboxes. Waterjet propulsion is reported to have reduced draft and excellent maneuverability.

Circle 6 on Reader Service Card www.maritimereporterinfo.com 9.7 m) aft decks will be able to carry up to 390 long tons of cargo, and crew/pas- senger decks will emphasize crew com- fort with larger staterooms and living quarters with extra sound proofing and carpeting, as well as 20 tons of Carrier air conditioning and 25kW heating. •J. f

Sasakura developed new generation of

Plate Type Fresh Water Generator.

AQUARIO

Capacity range: 3-40t/day

No Front Cover!!

The deletion of front cover provides:- * Easier disassembly and reassembly of

Plate Heat Exchanger. * No corrosion of Frame, Guide bar, End cover and

Bolts & Nuts because they do not contact with seawater. * Minimal installation and maintenance.

Sasakura provides Water Makers of the Submerged Tube Type, Multiple Effect Type,

Two Stage & Multi Stage FlashType, Reverse Osmosis Type and Vacuum Vapor Compression

Type for various applications.

ENGINEERING CO.,LTD. 7-32, Takejima 4-chome, Nishiyodogawa-ku,Osaka 555-0011, Japan Tel:+81-6-6473-2134 Fax:+81-6-6473-5540

E-mail : webmaster@sasakura.co.jp website : http://www.sasakura.co.jp

HONG KONG : Sasakura International (H.K.) Co.,Ltd. Tel:+852-2850-6139 Fax:+852-2850-5259

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