John D. Geary, president, Midland Enterprises, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), at the recent annual meeting of directors of the Association in Washington, D.C. James R.
In February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (Norshipco) in Norfolk, Va., is a privately held corporation that has served the Port of Hampton Roads in the marine industry since 1915. Norshipco is a fullservice shipyard, and has enjoyed a reputation
The promotion of David Watson to general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipyard at Sparrows Point, Md., was announced recently by David H. Klinges, vice president in charge of shipbuilding. Mr. Watson has been assistant general manager at the yard since 1976,
Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems has received a contract from Marathon Oil UK, Ltd. for two rig-skidding systems for use on the Brae B platform for the North Brae gas condensate field in the North Sea. Each system consists of two 420- metric-ton and two 210-metric-ton,
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.
Vosper Limited, naval craft designers and builders, fast boat, and SES specialists, reports that its two main manufacturing subsidiaries, Vosper Private Limited, Singapore, and Vosper Hovermarine Ltd., Southampton, U.K., have recently received orders worth more than 12.
In today's tightly competitive, global shipbuilding environment, every opportunity has to be taken to squeeze cost out of the system, notwithstanding the considerable advances already achieved, especially over the past five years, in efficiency and productivity.
As part of an effort by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to rejuvenate Boston Harbor, the Quincy shipyard, renamed the Fore River Staging Area, will be the site of a $6.1-billion redevelopment project. In 1987 the MWRA purchased the
As an endorsement of a commercially circumspect approach to double-hull bulk carrier design and construction, UK-based Graig Group has generated a tranche of orders for its cost-competitive Diamond ultra-handymax type. Although a letter of intent signed with China Shipbuilding Industry Corp.