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Detroit Diesel engines supply propulsion power for the Champion Express.

S eevac Shipyards Delivers 165-Foot

Supply Vessel To Offshore Express

Dennis Banta, president of

Leevac Shipyards of Jennings,

La., recently announced the de- livery of the 165-foot offshore supply vessel Champion Express to Offshore Express, Inc. of Hou- ma, La. The Champion Express is the first of two sister vessels ordered from Leevac Shipyards by Offshore Express, Inc. The second vessel is named the M/V

Diamond Express.

The Champion' Express is 165 feet long, has a 38-foot beam, and a 13-foot depth. The vessel is powered by two Detroit model 16V149 diesels, providing 1,860 hp. The engines drive two 74- inch four-blade stainless-steel

Avondale propellers through Twin

Disc MG 540, 6:1 reduction gears.

Two 8V-71 GM diesel engines provide power for the GE gen- erator of 99 kw. The Champion

Express is equipped with a 200- hp, 4,000-pound Jastram bow thruster. The steering system is by SSL

Vessel capacities include 44,- 400 gallons of fuel oil; 12,000 gallons of potable water; 132,000 gallons of ballast water; 4 by 750 cubic feet of dry mud; and 4 by 375 barrels of liquid mud.

The deck cargo area is 96 feet by 28 feet.

The Champion Express has ac- commodations for 17 persons.

Leevac Shipyards, one of three operating divisions of the Lee- vac Corporation, is recognized for its outstanding reputation in de- sign, engineering, and expert craftmanship in the construction of vessels, barges, and crews quarters. The shipyard has the latest in technology in its con- struction facilities utilizing plas- ma arc N/C equipment. Together with its sister companies — Lee- vac Marine Transportation, pro- viding bunkering, lightering and transportation of petroleum prod- ucts, and Leevac Petroleum, dis- tributors of diesel fuel and lubri- cants for rig and vessel opera- tion—the corporation is capable of providing its customers with a totally integrated comprehen- sive package of services.


Major Suppliers

Main Propulsion . . (2) Detroit Diesel

Reduction Gears Twin Disc

Propellers Avondale

Bearings Johnson

Generators General Electric

Panels Treco

Engine monitors SSI

Steering SS

Bow Thruster Jastram

Pumps Aurora, Viking

Air Compressors Quincy

Radars (2) Furuno

SSB Sail

Loran C Texas Instruments

Autopilot Sperry

Clear deck 96' by 28'

Fuel Oil 44,400 gals.

Ballast water 132,000 gals.

Potable water 12,000 gals.

Dry Mud 4 by 750 cu. ft.

Liquid mud 4 by 375 bbls.

Westinghouse Receives $259.7-Million Nuclear

Contract Increase

Westinghouse Electric Corpo- ration, Plant Apparatus Division,

Wilkins Township, Pa., has been awarded a $259,784,000 increase to a previously awarded cost- plus-fixed-fee contract for naval nuclear components for Nimitz- class aircraft carriers. The Naval

Sea Systems Command, Wash- ington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-73-C-5002).

Brown & Root, Mainland

China Form Joint Venture

Brown & Root, Inc. of Houston,

Texas, and the China Offshore

Platform Engineering Corpora- tion (COPECO) of the People's

Republic of China (PRC) recent- ly announced the formation of a joint venture company to be named China Brown & Root Ma- rine Engineering and Construc- tion Company Limited (COPE-


COPECO is a subsidiary of the

China State Shipbuilding Corpo- ration (CSSC). Brown & Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is one of the world's largest engineer- ing and construction companies.

The jointly owned company, to be based in Beijing, PRC, will provide project management, ma- rine design and engineering, pro- curement, fabrication, offshore installation, and related services to the offshore petroleum indus- try both in or outside of the country.

Triconn Awarded Brunvoll

Thruster Contract For

U.S. Navy Salvage Ships

Triconn Corporation of Red- ding, Conn., has been awarded a major contract by Peterson

Builders, Inc. to furnish bow thrusters for the ARS-50 class salvage ships presently under construction for the U.S. Navy.

Each vessel will be equipped with a Brunvoll SPT-VP control- lable-pitch bow thruster system rated for 500-hp continuous duty in accordance with the military specification requirements of the contract. Triconn will administer the contract as well as provide engineering services to Peterson

Builders, Inc. during installa- tion. Triconn Corporation is the exclusive U.S. representative for

Brunvoll thruster systems.

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We didn't get there overnight.

When young W.D. Haden hitched up a team of mules and began towing vessels up the bayous above Galveston Bay, people said he was daring

Ambitious. Enterprising.

One hundred years later people still use those same words to describe the Haden family products. And Bay-Houston Towing — now the largest harbor towing fleet on the Gulf Coast.

Today our tug fleet services tankers, freighters, aircraft car- riers, and offshore drilling platforms. We offer experienced, expert service. And the newest capabilities found anywhere on the Gulf Coast.

In fact, we've just added a 4200 horsepower SCR diesel electric tug — the first of its kind built for Gulf

Coast service. And three new sister tugs offering a horsepower range from 2,600 to 3,000.

So no matter what your towing needs are now or in the future, trust Bay-Houston Towing.

We've been making Gulf Coast history for over 100 years. [B BAY HOUSTON TOWING CO.


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