Simplex Gets $5.7-Million MarAd Contract To Supply Petroleum Transfer System

Acting on behalf of the U.S.

Navy, the Maritime Administration recently awarded a $5,688,480 contract to Simplex Wire & Cable Company of Portsmouth, N.H., for a system to transfer petroleum distillates, oil, and lubricants from a tanker moored as much as four miles offshore to an onshore distribution point. A government-owned tanker, the USNS Shoshone, will be modified to carry the system.

The ship presently is in the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisan Bay, Calif.

A demonstration of the system will be scheduled in conjunction with future fleet requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command will procure a single-point mooring buoy for use in the demonstration. Watters Marine, Inc. of Santa Cruz, Calif., is acting as Mar Ad's general agent for the modification and operation of the Shoshone.

Under the contract awarded to Simplex, the company will provide the reel and flexible pipe for the system, mounting, operational hardware, and installation and maintenance manuals. In addition, it will train personnel to operate the system.

MarAd's costs will be reimbursed by the Navy.

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