As part of an extensive expansion program, the Governmentowned Sembawang Shipyard in S i n g a p o r e recently began construction of a new floating dock. Scheduled for completion by mid- 1981, the floating dock will be the largest in the East,
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.
Having logged fresh orders from existing clients UN RoRo (formerly UND) of Turkey and Denmark's DFDS group, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has taken its tally of RoRo trailerships contracted in recent years to 23. The volume of business puts
The highly automated containership S / S Argonaut was launched at Bath Iron Works Corporation, Bath, Maine, on schedule October 14, for Farreil Lines Incorporated, New York City. Mrs. Marcia Farreil Murray Cavanagh, Southampton, Long Island, N.
Curacao Drydock Inc., at Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, recently completed a multimillion dollar contract to repair the semisubmersible offshore mobile drilling unit Blue Water No. 3 for its owner Santa Fe Drilling Inc. Among the significant items
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,
The Maritime Administration (MarAd) has approved Title XI loan guarantees totaling $43.1 million to aid American Export Lines, Inc. in financing two containerships on order at the Bath (Maine) Iron Works Corporation shipyard, and refinancing two
Foster Wheeler Boiler Corporation, 110 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, N.J. 07039, has received a contract from the Quincy Shipbuilding Division of General Dynamics Corporation to supply inert gas generators and dry air plants for two liquefied
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.
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,