The shipbuilding and repair industry faces many challenges given the mission- critical complexities of maritime projects, as well as some misperceptions. The industry faces a challenge: how to find more efficient ways to build new ships as well as to repair and upgrade aging ships.
The promotion, effective March 1, of Robert S. Newcomb to treasurer of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipbuilding operations was announced by Robert C. Wilkins, corporate treasurer. Mr. Newcomb is currently credit manager of shipbuilding operations, with offices in New York City.
Edward J. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., recently announced five executive appointments which became effective on January 1. The appointments were: William P. Fricks, formerly vice president,
Many significant improvements are claimed for a new line of gear-type speed reducers introduced by the Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, Wise. Essentially the new line, carrying a new "A" Unit designation, combines significantly higher performance with reduced space requirements.
The majority of steam-driven ships now in service were built in an era of low fuel oil prices, with their steam plants designed at or near maximum performance ratings. In those bygone days, operating a ship at lower horsepower was not a practical consideration.
The tremendous increase in drilling and production platforms around the world has caused the petroleum industry to place new emphasis on protecting lives and equipment from the hazards of fire. This need has caused equipment manufacturers to search
The first Crandall-designed railway drydock to be built in Massachusetts in 50 years has just been completed by Norlantic Diesel, Inc. at their repair yard in Fairhaven. This upgrading of Norlantic's facilities i l l u s t r a t e s the belief
Elliott Dubuisson has been appointed assistant manager-Central Offshore Engineering, effective i m m e d i a t e l y , it was announced recently by Robert C. Shields, vice president in charge of Producing-East for Texaco U.S.A. In his new assignment, Mr.
At a recent meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held in Norfolk a paper entitled "Navy Acquisition Streamlining" was presented by Gerard C. Hoffmann. The author was recently appointed to
The firm of Marine Engineering and Survey Associates, Ltd., has announced its incorporation under the laws of the State of Oregon, effective July 21, 1978. The announcement was made by Portland marine transportation consultant James H. Sanders,