A paper entitled "Air Cushion Vehicles for the Arctic" was presented recently to the Los Angeles Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers by Raymond A. Bennett, vice president for commercial development at Global Marine Development, Inc.
In a joint effort between Wartsila NSD and Houston Ship Repair, an innovative rig was repowered in the U.S. Gulf comprised of the installation of new gensets on Transocean Sedco Forex's semisubmersible drilling rig Transocean Amirante. The upgraded semi,
This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.
Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
Friede Goldman Halter (FGH) has signed nine contracts with a combined value of more than $52 million, excluding options. The contracts are detailed as follows: FGH has agreed with Foss Maritime for the construction of a 98-ft. (29.8 m) harbor tug,
An occupancy rate of 84 percent during 1984 helped Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) of Bahrain to boost revenues up by nearly 20 percent over 1983. The yard celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. Chairman of ASRY Sheikh Daij Bin Khalifa
A joint-venture agreement between Amoco Corp and China was recently signed to develop an oil field in the South China Sea. The project is expected to cost around $500 million and produce 50,000 barrels of oil a day, a spokesman for the company said.
NICOR Inc. chairman and president C.J. Gauthier recently announced acquisition, with NICOR common stock, of two marine transportation companies — Arthur Levy Enterprises, Inc. and Offshore Island Boats, Inc. These two companies, along with Acadian Marine Service Inc.
Main Iron Works, Inc. (MIW) of Houma, La., has been purchased from Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia by Leroy J. Molaison, returning the shipyard to private ownership. Sonat marine, a subsidiary of Sonat Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., acquired MIW in 1979.
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.