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GE Diesels for Dredging Barge

Posted on October 5, 2006

GE Transportation will soon deliver two 7FDM 16-cylinder diesel engines to Weeks Marine, Inc., Covington, Louisiana, U.S.A., for use aboard the new dredge pump barge, Weeks 3302.

“This an exciting project for GE as it marks the first application of GE’s medium-speed diesel engines on a Weeks Marine vessel. We look forward to working together with Weeks Marine on future projects,” said John Manison, general manager of GE Transportation’s Marine & Stationary Power business, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Weeks Marine’s dredging barges provide for beach nourishment, channel and berth deepening and maintenance, and sediment removal from lakes and reservoirs.

The two GE diesel engines, each rated at 3057 kW 1050 r/min, will run two centrifugal pumps. The diesel engines were manufactured at GE’s facility in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and will be delivered to Bender Shipbuilding, Mobile, Alabama for installation. Completion of the barge is slated for February 2007.

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