Waller & Associates To Provide Engineering Services For Ingram

Waller & Associates, Inc., naval architects and marine consultants of Houston, has been chosen by American Tankships, Inc. and its parent Ingram Company of New Orleans to provide plan approval and engineering services to support Ingram's tanker construction program at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego.

American Tankships has received an approval in principle from the Maritime Administration for Title XI loan guarantee to aid in financing construction of two product carriers. The 37,500- dwt vessels, designated the Ingram Class, will be powered by s l o w - s p e e d diesels and have a speed of 15 knots. Total cost of the two ships is estimated at almost $120 million. Construction of the first is scheduled to begin in May of 1981.

Waller & Associates is a diversified marine consulting group experienced in basic design of marine equipment, structural analysis, transportation evaluation, and construction management.

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