World shipbuilding orders in 1987 rose to an estimated 13.5-million gross metric tons from 12.7-million tons in 1986, according to Lloyd's Register of Shipping Annual Report. This was an optimistic sign, reversing a three-year decline in the shipbuilding industry.
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,
Consolidation in the diesel engine building sector is partly a reflection of the substantial capital expenditure required to maintain product development and technological advance in a business characterized by comparatively low unit margins. By spinning-off
Builder Astilleros Espanoles, Sevilla Yard Name Dawn Merchant Type RoPax Owner Cenargo Intl. The 7,360-dwt Dawn Merchant melds a high operating speed, sustainable in bad weather, and an exceptional standard of passenger accommodation with 'best practice' as applied to Ro-Pax ferry design.
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
BoatLIFE of New York and Southampton, England, recently concluded a major contract with Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries for the supply of deck caulking compound for the 70,000-grt cruise ship Fantasy. BoatLIFE, specialists in marine sealants,
Damen is well-renowned for its innovative tug design, construction and outfitting prowess, a reputation upheld on a pair of vessels, the recently delivered Levanto Secondo and the currently under construction Damen Azimuth Stern Drive Tug 2411 yard number 512201.
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
The 2,000-passenger cruise ferry Wellamo ordered by EFFOA-Finland Steamship Company Ltd., was delivered recently by Wartsila's Helsinki Shipyard. Before the new vessel left the shipyard for a short flag-changing cruise, she was christened by the Governor of the County of Turku and Pori, Mrs.
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,