Hitachi To Supply Four B&W Type Marine Diesels To People's Republic

Hitachi Zosen has received an order to supply four main marine diesel engines for two Chinese shipyards, Daliang Shipyard and Hudong Shipyard. The contract for this order was signed recently in Beijing in the presence of Wu Run Ting, deputy general manager of China Corporation of Shipbuilding Industry and Dr. Masao Kinoshita, p r e s i d e n t of Hitachi Zosen.

Two Hitachi B&W 8L55GFCA diesel engines will be supplied to the Daliang Shipyard on a complete knockdown basis; Hitachi Zosen will supply complete engine parts and provide guidance for assembly and shop trial. The first engine will be delivered in October 1981 and the second in February 1982. The engines will be mounted in two 27,000-dwt bulk carriers ordered from the shipyard by Hong Kong's Green Island Cement Group.

Hudong Shipyard will also be supplied with two completed engines of the Hitachi B&W 8L55- GFCA type, the first engine in February and the second in June 1982. These engines will be mounted in two 36,000-dwt bulk carriers the shipyard plans to build for the Worldwide Shipping Group of Hong Kong.

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