Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., has completed a major reconstruction of a fish processing vessel for Arctic Alaska Fisheries Corporation of Seattle. The redesigned Seattle Enterprise is one of only four U.S. vessels capable at sea of transforming fish,
A new development within the realm of U.S. Shipbuilding — the new Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard (KPSI) is poised to be one of the most efficiently outfitted commercial shipyards in the world. The shipbuilding company, which occupies approximately
Consolidation, which has swept the maritime markets for much of the last decade, continued last month in the ship repair and conversion segment, as two of the premier players in the U.S. and U.K. repair and conversion markets announced plans to work together.
Negotiations are taking place between the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia, Canada, the new owner of Good People Sea and Shore Services repair yard, aimed at modernizing the 150-year-old facility, including increasing its hauling capacity from 350 to 1,200 tons.
At the Papenburg, West Germany, shipyard of Meyer Werft the containership Ville D'Orient was converted into a combined sheep/cow carrier and recently delivered on schedule to the Turkish-Libyan Joint Maritime Transport Company of Istanbul, which will lease the ship from the principals,
Kvaerner Eureka cargo pumps have been specified for two 91,000- dwt North Sea shuttle tankers recently contracted by Finland's state oil company Neste Oy, from domestic shipbuilder Masa Yards. This contract is a significant one for Kvaerner Eureka
Swiftships, Inc., one of the world's largest shipbuilders, announced plans to construct a 20- acre repair facility in Freeport, Texas. When the facility begins initial operation on August 15, it will become the fourth shipyard owned and operated by the Morgan City, La.
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, conversion, maintenance, shipboard electronics, communication systems, weapons, etc. This special section covers contracts awarded between March 23 and May 31, 1988.
Alcoa Steamship Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aluminum Company of America, has signed a contract with Japan's Hitachi Shipbuilding & Engineering, Ltd. for three combination liquid/dry bulk carrier vessels. The contract, valued at more than $80 million,
For more than a hundred years, the Pacific Northwest has ranked as a center for vessel design, construction and preservation. Beginning with the advent of the Pacific cod fishery in the 1880s, utilizing the raw material afforded by the vast Northwest forests,