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Bath Iron Works Plans New $46.7-Million Portland Yard

Calling it the largest port development in the state's peacetime history, Maine Governor Joseph Brennan has announced the State of Maine and the City of Portland have signed a memorandum of intent with Bath Iron Works for a $46.7-million expansion at the Port of Portland.

 

Construction Of Two RAN Minehunters Progressing At Carrington Slipways

Earlier this year, after intensive design investigation and development, the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defense placed a contract with Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd. for the construction of two prototype catamaran minehunters for the Royal Australian Navy.

Mechanical Problems, Late Deliveries Continue to Plague Industry

A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,

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.

Caterpillar Publishes 40-Page Color Booklet On Diesel Fuels/Engines

Today, diesel fuel is the largest single operating expense over the life of the engine—amounting to as much as 70 percent or more. To get the most out of your investment, it is important to understand the properties of fuel and their impac.t on your diesel engine.

Omnithruster Waterjets Offer Maneuverability In Polar Regions

—Literature Available Omnithruster bow and stern thrusters installed aboard one of the Soviet Union's newest research vessels are providing excellent are ice management and maneuverability, according to the Santa Fe, California- based company.

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

Improving Shipbuilding Productivity

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Was Developed By The Maritime Administration And The Society Of Naval Architects And Marine Engineers To Serve All U.S. Shipbuilders. The singular characteristic of the National Shipbuilding Research Program

MonArk Delivers Fire Boat To Memphis Fire Department

The Memphis Fire Department had two major requirements when ordering its new fire boat; the craft should be small enough for trailer mounting to give it land mobility but also be large enough to respond to a variety of marine fire problems confronting the department.

$79-Million Jackup Rig Ordered By Nedlloyd From Hitachi Zosen

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,

 
 
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