Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., jointly with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., both of Japan, recently received an order for a mobile Arctic caisson rig, the first of its kind in the world, from Gulf Canada Resources Inc., a group company of Gulf Oil of the USA.
At the San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers meeting held in January 1980, Ralph J. Bradford, chief marine engineer from National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, presented an interesting paper entitled "LHA Rampwell Design, a Successful Failure.
In a further display of hard-earned competitiveness tempered by pure industrial will, Flensburger Schiffbau- Gesellschaft has brought another export shipbuilding contract to Germany at a time of ever-more determined incursions by oriental yards into the European market.
The Pascagoula Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers met recently at the TIKI Restaurant in Gautier, Miss. A cocktail hour preceded a business meeting, which was chaired by A.C. LiCausi, Section chairman. During the technical session which followed,
A contract valued at about $79 million for construction of a jackup type drilling rig has been awarded to Hitachi Zosen's Osaka yard by the Dutch shipping group Royal Nedlloyd. Nedlloyd claims that the rig, which will have four legs for extra stability instead of the usual three,
With the rapid increase in the need for large plants in nonindustrialized areas, major Japanese shipbuilders have each developed unique methods to build large plants utilizing their engineering and shipbuilding techniques, such as barge-mounted plants.
Southwest Marine, San Pedro Division, has been awarded a $1.24-million contract by the Military Sealift Command, Pacific, for the drydocking and lay-up of the USNS Comet. The 449-foot-long Comet, a T-AKR with a gross tonnage of 13,793 tons, will
A c o n s t r u c t i o n contract expected to exceed $20 million has been awarded to Bath Iron Works by Sun Ship, Inc. to construct a 643-foot oceangoing barge for the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company. The vessel, the size of a major merchant
Airfilco Engineering, Inc. of New Orleans, La., has recently been awarded the contract to furnish four Airfilco Inert Gas Systems for the Maritime Overseas Corp. tankers under construction at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, Calif.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. and its subsidiary, Marinette Marine Corporation, will partner with Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. to develop and construct a prototype Response Boat Medium (RB-M) for the U.S. Coast Guard. Kvichak. located in Seattle with full-service waterfront facilities,