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The Future is Now

The maritime industry has an image problem. Perceived to be an aging industry, many players in the maritime niche deal daily with the very real problem of replenishing its employment ranks, from desk jobs designing and operating vessels, to those at sea and in the construction yards.

 

IHI To Build World's First Mobile Arctic Caisson Rig For Beaufort Sea

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.

Bethlehem Steel Consolidation At Sparrows Point Strengthens Competitive Position

Wider Range Of Services Offered The new Baltimore Marine Division of Bethlehem Steel Corporation "will make us more competitive and will enable us to respond to the needs of the reduced marketplace more effectively," declared David H. Klinges, president, marine construction.

Marystown Shipyard Building 225-Foot Deutz-Powered Tug/Supply Vessel

During the past year, Marystown Shipyard Limited in Newfoundland, Canada, has been developing an all-purpose anchor-handling/ tug/supply vessel design designated the M68 (LOA is 68.48 meters), capable of being fitted out with a number of options

Baker Marine Enters License Agreement With Argentine Corporation

Baker Marine Corporation, which is primarily engaged in the construction of offshore jackup drilling platforms, has announced its intention to enter into a License Agreement with Cometarsa, S.A., an Argentine corporation with principal offices in Buenos Aires.

Hydranautics' Transfer System Now In Use At Rauma Repola Yard

Fabricating and transferring of ships and drill rigs using special Hydranautics hydraulic systems equipment has begun at Rauma Repola's Mantyluoto yard in Pori, Finland. The equipment permits ships of 8,500 tons steel weight to be constructed on land in sections,

Curacao Yard Completes Repairs To Offshore Rig

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

Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines

As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,

Levingston, CNC Sign Agreement To Build Jackups At La Ciotat

Ed Paden, president of Levingston Industries, Inc., Orange, Texas, announced that a license agreement has been signed between Levingston Marine Corporation and Chantiers Navals de La Ciotat (CNC), under which CNC will build the Levingston Class

Modules Towed To Site For Construction Of Offshore Plants

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.

 
 
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