Better Equipment Increases Profitability —A Review— Most U.S. shipyards are in the process of increasing their efforts to expand repair and conversion work, both commercial and military. As many of these projects include drydocking, the efficiency
As a resounding endorsement of its long-term commitment to shipbuilding in the U.K., Vosper Thornycroft (VT) has created a state-of-the-art ship production facility within Portsmouth Naval Base. Having recently attained preliminary operational status through steel cutting on 295-ft.
Senesco Marine last month christened its new dry dock and celebrated the dry dock's receipt of a key certification that has already significantly increased the company's repair business. The certification bestowed upon the Leslie G by Heger Dry Dock, Inc, of Holliston, Mass.
Guido Perla has always had a love of the sea. Perla, who was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, came to the U.S. in 1971 to pursue his dream of using the "tools" he was given to become a naval architect. His story is one that is marked by innovation, relationships and hard work.
The board of directors of Great Lakes International, Inc. recently approved expenditures of approximately $30 million for construction of the world's largest combination dipper/clamshell dredge and attendant dump barges. W.L. Colnon, president and chief executive officer of Great Lakes,
A/S Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk has entered into an agreement with the international corporation McDermott International Inc. for cooperation in a joint venture for offshore oil and gas engineering. Kongsberg will sell 49 percent of Kongsberg Engineering, a.
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. of New York, N.Y., a major bulk shipping company, recently announced the placement of orders with undisclosed shipyards in the Far East for the construction of four small geared dry bulk carriers of 27,000 to 30,000 dwt for its international fleet.
John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation's Seattle Division, has announced the award of a $6-million Navy phased maintenance contract for routine maintenance work without drydocking on the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE-2).
Tidewater Inc., New Orleans, La., recently announced that its marine service division, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., has signed two multiyear contracts that will place 41 pieces of inland towing equipment in service in West Africa. The first
Textron Marine Systems (TMS), Division of Textron Inc., has been awarded major U.S. Navy contracts for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) Program totaling more than $225 million. One contract valued at $216 million calls for the construction of 12 LCAC and major equipment items.