Shipyards around the world are facing increasingly stringent environmental rules and regulations, adding additional expense to a business sector with an already reputed thin bottom line. Nonetheless, to stay in business shipyards must continuously enhance their capabilities and compliance,
A full-scale, RV-2 diesel engine, cut away f o r training purposes, has been donated to the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, Calif., by the Transamerica Delaval Engine and Compressor Division. The presentation was made public at acceptance
In March this year, Bath Iron Works Corporation awarded to Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., a contract to supply the controllable- pitch main propulsion equipment for the DDG-51, the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke Class of guided-missile destroyers.
Three R Trusts, Post Office Box 1168, Galveston, Texas, has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of one twin-screw tug/supply vessel. The applicant, owner of three vessels, consists of trusts established by Robert L.
Cunard Line celebrated a milestone when a prefabricated section of the keel was lowered into the building dock of Queen Mary 2. The new $800-million Cunard flagship will enter service in January 2004 and will be the largest, longest, tallest and most expensive passenger ship ever built.
Outstanding creativity in science and engineering were recently honored by a U.S. congressman and senior Navy officials. Keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD-6) joined Naval Surface Warfare Center commander Rear Admiral Michael Mathis,
Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard of Sea Fab, Inc., is building two oil skimmers for the California cooperative Clean Coastal Waters, Inc. of Long Beach Scheduled for a July 1992 delivery, the 100-foot skimmers were designed by Grant & Grant Enterprises of Wilmington, Calif.
Italcantieri's Castellamare di Stabia shipyard recently launched the 49,000-dwt bulk carrier Serafina F., one of four sister ships Italcantieri is building for the Ferruzzi Group-Ravenna. Two are building at Castellamare and two at the Genova-Sestri yard.
An absence of complacency over its position as the global market leader in newbuild construction is demonstrated by Hyundai Heavy Industries' increasing plough-back of earnings into research and technological development. The raised level of annual expenditure on R&D,