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Newport News Receives $11.1 -Million Increase
To NAVSEA Contract
Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company, Newport News,
Va., was awarded an $11,091,652 face value increase to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee con- tract to plan for the overhaul, alter- ation and repair of the USS Dwight
D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
The work, which will be per- formed in Newport News, is ex- pected to be completed in January 1987.
The contract funds would not have expired at the end of the cur- rent fiscal year. The contracting ac- tivity is the Naval Sea Systems
Command (NAVSEA), Washington,
Driscoll Joins Arnessen
As Service Manager
James J. Driscoll recently joined the Arnessen Corporation as service manager. His appointment continues the 75-year-old Arnessen tradition of offering electrical and mechanical service and repair excel- lence to the worldwide shipping and related communities.
Before joining Arnessen, Mr.
Driscoll managed Oval Marine
Services, and organization well- known on all major waterfronts.
Earlier his experience encompassed supervisory positions with Bethle- hem Steel, Brooklyn Navy Yard, and several marine electrical repair organizations.
New Chemical Parcel
Barging Service Offered
In Port Of New York
Chemical parcel barging is now being offered within the Port of
New York, according to a recent announcement from Stolt-Nielsen
Inc. of Greenwich, Conn., who will be the marketing agent for the new service on behalf of the owners,
Maryland Marine, Inc. Said to be a "first" for the port, the service will permit the intraharbor shipment or ship lighterage of small lots, or par- cels of bulk liquid chemicals and related products. The barge will be operated by Manhattan Oil Trans- portation of New York, Inc.
The double-skinned, fully segre- gated chemical parcel barge MMI 301 will be available for service throughout the New York Port area,
Long Island Sound, as far east as
Boston, and on the Hudson River north to Albany. The barge has six independent, zinc-coated cargo tanks with external heating chan- nels, six Framo stainless steel deep- well cargo pumps, and all stainless steel cargo lines, enabling it to carry six completely segregated cargoes at the same time. The MMI 301 has a capacity of 18,285 barrels, and can carry 1,968 metric tons of IMO II cargo on a line-foot draft, or 2,583 metric tons of IMO III cargo on a draft of 11 feet.
This new barge service draws
November, 1985 41 upon 25 years of worldwide experi- ence in the transportation and stor- age of specialty bulk liquids, and
Manhattan Oil's many years of operating experience in New York
Harbor. Stolt-Nielsen owns Stolt
Terminals (Perth Amboy) Inc., which provides waterfront public storage for bulk liquid chemicals, vegetable oils, petroleum products, and dry bulk products for New York area shippers and receivers.
Norway's Seatrans Group
Awards $10-Million Order
To Kleven Shipyard
A contract valued at about $10 million for construction of a 4,000- dwt cargo ship has been awarded by the Seatrans Group to the Norwe- gian shipyard Kleven M.V. of Ul- steinvik. Should negotiations for two additional similar vessels be successful, the total value of the three ships would be approximately $29.5 million. Competition for the contract was fierce, and included other yards in Norway as well as for- eign builders.
The contract for the first ship means full employment for the
Kleven yard's 250 workers. A con- tract for the additional two ships would guarantee full employment through 1987.
The Cincinnati Gear Company has set the standards for high performance marine gears by specializing in surface hardened and precision ground epicyclic and parallel shaft diesel and gas turbine driven marine propulsion gears.
High power density gearing is the new standard for U.S. Navy marine propulsion gearing, and
Cincinnati Gear is leading the way. Carburized and hardened and precision ground gears have been developed and manu- factured since 1936.
The full load back-to-back test of the TAO Main Reduction Gear simulating actual shipboard speed, torque and mounting has been successfully completed with power levels up to 18,700 HP.
Not only is this the first large carburized and hardened and precision ground gear in the
U.S. Navy, but this teststand and facility represent another first in testing and research capability at a land based test site.
T-AO 190 • Exposed "power loop" showing huge torque applier between single helical bull gears.
Facility and Equipment • Precision gear hobbing machine • Internal hobbing head attach- • Precision gear grinder for class 15 surface can cut class 14 gears up to 200" ment for internal gears up to hardened gears up to 158" in diameter in diameter. 220" pitch diameter. by 63" face.
The Cincinnati Gear Company 5657 Wooster Pike, Cincinnti, Ohio 45227 513/271-7700 Telex No. 21-4568
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