Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. (HUD) have formed a new subsidiary company — Ship Repairers & Shipbuilders (HK) Ltd. The company will act as agents for a number of major overseas ship repairing companies and will liaise with local shipowners requiring docking and repair work overseas.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHIPBUILDERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA The year 1985 witnessed the continued resurgence of the United States as the world's foremost naval power. Measured by any yardstick, the Navy should meet its 600-ship goal by the end of this decade.
With the virtual disappearance of the market for oceangoing merchant ships, most of the major private yards in the U.S. are heavily dependent upon Navy shipbuilding, conversion, and repair for the majority of their work, some as much as 100 percent.
The recent initial monthly meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y., Inc., heard a presentation on the National Shipbuilding Research Program sponsored by the Maritime Administration in c o o p e r a t i on with Bath Iron Works Corporation.
Two of Finland's biggest shipyards, Wartsila and Valmet, will merge into one shipbuiding group, with Wartsila taking a controlling 70-percent interest. To begin operations in early 1987, the merger will make the new group a market leader in specialty vessels,
A proposed commercial shipyard recovery plan was presented at the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) board of directors meeting and Congressional seminar held recently in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., according to a recent article in Shipyard Weekly.
David E. Meehan was appointed President & CEO of the Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard, replacing Gunnar Skjelbred, who has headed the yard since 2002. The Philadelphia yard recently delivered its first newbuild ship, Matson's container vessel Manukai.
The Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association (CSSRA) recently held its semiannual general meeting in Ottawa. The CSSRA represents 25 shipbuilding and ship repair firms and 72 allied industries from coast to coast. Meetings of the board
Total Transportation Systems (International) A/S (TTS) recently announced the receipt, through its United Kingdom subsidiary, of a $5.5-million contract to significantly modernize the steel fabrication facilities at Kvaerner Govan Limited in Glasgow, Scotland.
Pekka Laine, managing director of Tervakoski Oy, has been appointed managing director of the new shipbuilding company to be established by Wartsila and Valmet. Mr. Laine has previously served as head of marketing for FINNPAP in Helsinki, in international duties in Warsaw and Frankfurt,