California Maritime Academy Receives Delaval Training Engine
A full-scale, RV-2 diesel engine, cut away f o r training purposes, has been donated to the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, Calif., by the Transamerica Delaval Engine and Compressor Division. The presentation was made public at acceptance ceremonies attended by Academy president Rear Adm. Joseph P. Rizza, and Transamerica Delaval vice president and general manager Douglas Martini.
Valued at more than $100,000, the twocylinder sectioned engine becomes a major element of the Academy's facility improvement program aimed at keeping pace with shipping industry's increased emphasis on diesel power, and at further developing technological skills of the midshipmen. Admiral Rizza said, "The RV-2 diesel training engine will provide a hands-on opportunity to better qualify our midshipmen, as well as students f r om throughout the industry, in special training classes." The Delaval Enterprise RV-2 is a slice of the same medium-speed engine type ranging to 13,500 horsepower, and used in many commercial vessels. The training installation— now permanently located in the Academy's Engineering Building—includes access platforms and is mounted to simulate a ship's engine room environment.
Transamerica Delaval Inc. is the manufacturing subsidiary of Transamerica Corporation, San Francisco.