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 press time, the news of the oil refinery explosion in MR/EN's neighboring borough of Staten Island, NY has rocked not only New York City and its environs, but once again proven the tenuous hold that is sometimes had in the process of delivering petroleum products by ship and barge.
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 European Intership initiative to breathe new life into Europe's flagging ship construction industry could provide a pointer for repair yards in the region, some believe. The seven yards in five countries have secured €19 million in EU funding
In recognition of his contribution to engineering, Tom Bunyan was recently presented with the civil honor, "Officer of the Order of the British Empire," by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Mr. Bunyan is the inventor of commercially available products,
The U.K.'s Yarrow Shipbuilders recently won an order to build three more Type-23 frigates for the Royal Navy. The order for a fourth ship will be held over until next year when another batch of new vessels will be announced. Each ship is about
On the heels of success in Washington, D.C., the SNAME Annual Meeting & International Maritime Exhibition is set to expand to 200 booths and is scheduled for October 20-21 in Houston, Texas. Watch these pages in the coming months for new developments regarding this crucial maritime event,
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has announced expansion of its shipbuilding facilities at San Diego, Calif. NASSCO is owned 50 percent each by Kaiser Industries Corporation and by Morrison-Knudsen Company and is under the management direction of Kaiser Industries Corporation.
The South Korean government plans to build its own 10,000-gt semisubmersible offshore drilling unit for oil exploration at a cost of $80 million. The order will be placed, probably at a domestic yard, in time for delivery in 1983. Previously the government intended to lease rigs,
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,