MarAd Awards Research Contract For $343,819 To Detroit Diesel

The Maritime Administration has awarded a cost-shared $343,819 contract to the Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corporation in Detroit, aimed at the marine diesel application of a technology based on the on-line, variabletiming, electronic fuel injection system now used in GM's automotive and tractor/truck diesel engine series.

There is at present no such application in U.S. marine vessels.

The GM fuel injection system, in concert with an advanced by-pass blower and turbocharging system, will be installed aboard a towboat owned by Warrior and Gulf Navigation Company, a division of U.S.

Steel Corporation located in Mobile, Ala.

Under the contract, GM will totally fund the accelerated development phase of the project at an estimated cost of $500,000. MarAd will cost-share the on-board demonstration phase, with the agency providing $343,819 and the Detroit Diesel Division $198,000.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  Oct 15, 1985

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