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Volvo Penta Signs $2.8M

Tug Engine Contract

As a result of its extended product pro- gram, Volvo Penta has been chosen as the complete engine supplier for a new series of tugs in the Ukraine.

In all, this will involve deliveries of 15 diesel engines for three sister vessels which will be built in 2002.

Volvo Penta's order is worth approxi- mately $2.8 million from the Ukraine for the engines for a total of three multi- purpose tugs. These engines will be installed as follows: two 6.5-liter propulsion engines for each tug; two seven-liter engines for powering gen sets on board each boat; one six-liter engine for operating the fire pumps onboard each tug; making a total of 15 engines, six of which are the largest in

Volvo Penta's large marine diesel pro- gram and nine of which are six- to seven-liter engines.

The tugs, which measure more than 98 ft. (30 m) long, will also be used as fire- fighting vessels. These boats will be sta- tioned in Yuzhny, which is situated in the

Odessa region in southern Ukraine and is one of the most important ports on the

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Black Sea. The first vessels in the series with Volvo Penta engines is currently being built at one of Europe's largest shipyards, Chernomorsky Shipbuilding in Nikolayev in the Ukraine. The engines for the first vessel, which will be completed during the first half of 2002, will be delivered at the end of Jan- uary. The other two vessels will be built before the end of 2002.

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Length, (waterline) ...,116 ft. (35.3 m)

Breadth, (molded) 46 ft. (14 m)

Breadth, (design load) 37 ft. (11.2 m)

Depth, (molded amidships) ... 12 ft. (3.6 m)

Design draft 7 ft. (2.1 m)

GT Less than 100

Horsepower ('a 1,800 rpm 1,450 bhp, each end

Fuel oil capacity 348 gallons

Automobile capacity 22

Passenger capacity 100

Austal Wins Contract

For Cruise Vessels

Austal Limited's subsidiary Austal

Ships has secured a contract for two 226-ft. (69-m) 'boutique' cruise ships for operation in French Polynesia.

The new order, with a combined con- tract value of approximately $27.8 mil- lion, increases Austal's total value of vessels under construction or on order to over $202 million.

Due for delivery in early 2003, The 'boutique' cruise ships, which were ordered by Bora Bora Cruises of Tahiti, will be monohull design.Tu Moana and

Tia Moana which mean 'strong on the ocean' and 'sure and stable on the ocean' will accommodate 78 passengers each and will provide luxury cruises between the islands of Huahine. Paiatea, Tahaa and Bora Bora at a cruising speed of 14 knots.

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