When the Navy announced on 2 April that Bath Iron Works had won the competition to build the first of the new DDG-51 (Arleigh Burkeclass) Aegis guided missile destroyers it meant—for the Navy, and for the U.S. shipbuilding industry as well—the end of a very long wait.
Editor's note: The following report is reprinted from the 1984 Annual Report of the Shipbuilders Council of America that was released in April, 1985. For the shipbuilding and shiprepair industries, 1984 was a year in which "holding ground" was a primary operative phrase.
—Color Brochure Offered The first U.S. commercial SWATH (Small- Waterplane Area Twin-Hull) vessel, the 500- passenger ferry Navatek I prototype, to American Bureau of Shipping Class is being built by Pacific Marine, Honolulu, Hawaii, at Thompson Metal Fab shipyard in Vancouver, Wash.
Regarded as one of the world's largest passenger ship shows, Cruise + Ferry has been scheduled for May 29 to 31, 1991 in London's Olympia 2 Conference and Exhibition Center. The biennial event, with its large international exhibition, is a premier
The events of 1982 clearly indicated that the improvement in the world order book, which began in 1979, was only a shortlived respite from the problems which have beset the shipbuilding industry since the mid '70s. The total volume of new orders placed
Marine Systems Inc. (MSI), an international diesel engine repair and parts company, has established a 24-hour operation serving the St. Louis area. Headquartered in Shriever, La., with centers also located in Harvey, La., and Chesapeake, Va., MSI now has a 14,
This article deals with the potential for new business from the current U.S. Navy program. However, as most readers are aware, since the mid-60's, all U.S. Navy new construction work must be conducted in private shipyards. In addition, aside from about 5,000 U.
Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., has announced it signed letters of intent that could lead to construction of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The world's largest shipyard signed the letters of intent with other Tenneco subsidiaries.
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring
B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation recently signed an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. to Shieldings Incorporated, a private, Canadian- owned company headquartered in Toronto and Vancouver which has