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Jeffboat Delivers

Towboat 'Alois Luhr' (continued) that enables it to clear the low bridges on the waterway.

A general contractor specializing in river and port construction, Luhr

Bros., Inc. was founded in 1948.

Some of the firm's more recent activities include the provision of all the rock for the construction of

Lock and Dam 1 on the Red River; channel excavation and bank stabil- ization work connected with the construction of a nuclear plant at

St. Francisville, La.; sand dredging, filling and capping dam cells, con- structing the earthen section of the cofferdam and providing all the rock revetments for Lock and Dam 26; eighty percent of the river work, from dredging to rock placement, on the Kaskaskia Navigation Project; and excavating and placing three million cubic yards of fill including half-a-million tons of rock, 17,000 tons of filter gravel and 130,000 cu- bic yards of sand, as subcontractor on the $303-million Clarence Can- non Dam.

The Luhr company has branch offices in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and

Alexandria, La. It recently moved its headquarters from downtown

Columbia to a modern complex out- side of town, on a 19-acre site over- looking the river valley. Besides a nyr / ohnson duramax*






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Envirovac Receives

Contract To Equip

Twelve U.S.C.G. Cutters

Envirovac Systems, Rockford, 111., was recently awarded an initial con- tract to begin the renovation of toi- let systems on 12 high-endurance cutters as part of a major rehabilita- tion and modernization project by the U.S. Coast Guard. Todd Pacific

Shipyards Corporation, Seattle,

Wash., who will handle eight of the cutters on the West Coast, and Bath

Iron Works, Bath, Maine, who will handle four cutters on the East

Coast, are both involved in the proj- ect.

At present, five of the 12 vessels are equipped with the Envirovac vacuum toilet system. On the ships now containing Envirovac equip- ment, the toilet system will be up- graded; mechanical equipment will be refurbished, 30 toilets will be replaced and 10 toilets added, and the control system modified to in- clude two new features. On those ships containing other equipment, the toilet system will be redesigned according to Envirovac specifica- tions and replaced with Envirovac equipment.

The work is scheduled to begin this month and extend over a period of three years.

Canadian Engineers

To Hold MariTech '86

In Vancouver, June 5-7

The Canadian Institute of Marine

Engineering is holding its annual convention in Vancouver at the Hol- iday Inn Harbourside on June 5, 6 and 7, 1986.

This eighth annual meeting of

Canada's marine engineers is being held in conjunction with the world's fair EXPO 86, and will complement the transportation theme of this world-scale exposition.

The Canadian Institute of Marine

Engineering is now assembling a program of international and Cana- dian papers on the theme of "Ma- rine Engineering . . . The Future?" and are interested in hearing from authors willing to present a paper on this subject.

In addition to the A.G.M. and presentation of technical papers at

MariTech 86, there will also be an exposition by manufacturers of their equipment and products.

The convention will conclude with a dinner and dance. Saturday,

June 7, will be MariTech day at

EXPO 86.

Inquiries should be directed to

Peter Davies, Convention Chair- man, #10,1934 Barclay Street, Van- couver, B.C., Canada V6G 1L3. 24 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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