Westmont Receives $24-Million Contract For Five Floating Cranes

Westmont Industries, Los Angeles, Calif., has received a $24-million contract for the construction of five 100-ton floating cranes with options for two additional units. The floating cranes will be delivered to Mayport, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; Port Jueneme, Calif.; Little Creek, Va.; and Newport, R.I. The work is expected to be completed June 1991.

The barge will be single-deck design, including a reinforced cargo deck area, boom rest, crew spaces, auxiliary diesel engine gerator installation, shore power back-up, capstans and other accessories. The barge will also be designed for unmanned, open-sea towing.

The crane will be diesel-powered, fully revolving, with a luffing boom and three independent hook hoists. The main hoist will be rated 100 long tons at an 80-foot radius. The contract was awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Northern Division, Philadelphia, Pa. (N62473-87-C-1455).

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