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Marinex, Ingalls & Metro Machine Tanker Project Wins MARITECH Funds

The U.S. government has selected a project submitted by a consortium of U.S. businesses, headed by Marinex International Inc. of Hoboken, N.J., to receive an initial $1.8 million in the government's MARITECH program of initiatives to enhance internationally-competitive commercial shipbuilding in the U.S. The program is being administered by the Dept. of Defense through the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA).

The contract is the government's FY 94 incremental funding of a twoyear project funded equally by the government and three major participants: Marinex, Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries of Pascagoula, Miss., and Metro Machine Corporation of Norfolk, Va. and Chester, Pa.

Within the project scope, the consortium will finalize designs for a family of environmentally friendly r J r - ROTATING AND SPEED CONTROL UNITS I for a 'one-hand' control of speed and rotation of a 360 propulsion system (Azimuthing Thruster / Rudder Propeller).

alternatively with a limited angle ^k for the control of a Waterjet ^H Propulsion System ^^H or for a ^^^H combination of rudder / speed control on request with motors tor an Electric Shaft (Synchronization) System with illuminated scales RSCU type Mark I has been type approved by: AABBSS - BBVv -- DDNNVV -- GGLL -- CCCCSS (UZ'C ) - Life - NKK - RtNA The USSR Register of Shipping.

S T D R K - K U J A I M T Stork-Kwant B.V. Voltastraot 3 / P.O. Box 23 / 8600 A A SNEEK HOLLAND phone: 05150 13745 int. +31 5150 13745 fox: 05150 22478 int. +31 5150 22478 Circle 3 2 4 on Reader Service Card FAST . SAFE C O N V E N I E N T Civilian or Military Applications Guaranteed Fastest Installation Available Uninterrupted Installation 24 hrs. a Day Safe, Approved Materials- Natural Mineral Shipyard Compatible Permanent and Fixed Ballast Requirements Removable MINERALS RESEARCH & RECOVERY, INC. 4620 South Coach Drive Tucson, Arizona 85714 Phone: 602-748-9362 Fax: 602-748-9364 Tom Hurkett or Dan Schulse MarC Guardian double hull tankers, ranging in size from 125,000 to 324,000 dwt, along with production facility modifications, and marketing, financial and administrative plans for producing the tankers and introducing them to the world marketplace. "One-third of the world tanker fleet carries oil destined for the United States," said R o b e r t D. Goldbach, president of Marinex.

"Approximately $20 million has already been invested over the past five years in developing a uniquely American crude oil tanker that is technologically advanced, environmentally superior and cost competitive.

This cooperative MARITECH project will greatly facilitate our consortium's efforts to bring MarC Guardian tankers to commercial reality."

 
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