Stork-Werkspoor Engines Will Power Exxon Tugboats

Stork-Werkspoor Diesel by (SWD) has thus far sold eight of the Dutch company's F240 engines for use by United States towing firms.

Joop Zwart, U.S. sales manager, said that three tugs being built for the Exxon Corporation will each be equipped with a pair of 9-cylinder, F240, 2,000-bhp engines. Shaver Transportation Company of Portland, Ore., will replace two older SWD diesels in the firm's tug Columbia, with the newer 6-cylinder F240, 1,270-hp turbocharged engines for service on the Columbia/Snake river systems.

Morrison-Knudsen Company, the international construction firm that is supervising the project, placed the order for the Exxon engines.

The tugs, which will be built in the Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem, Netherlands, will be used in Columbia, South America. The tugs were designed by The Glosten Associates, Seattle naval architects.

Charles Garman, recently appointed SWD sales manager on the U.S. West Coast, also said that a similar engine would be installed in the Ilduso Fisheries' trawler MAR-GUN.

The vessel will be re-engined at Pacific Fisherman, Inc., in Ballard, Wash.

Meanwhile, SWD has begun deliveries of the first of ten 18-cylinder TM410 diesels to General Dynamic's Quincy Shipbuilding Division in Massachusetts. The engines will be used in five roll-on/roll-off prepositioning supply vessels for the U.S. Navy. A pair of TM410 engines will give each ship 27,600 bhp of propulsion power.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Jan 1984

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