Approximately 90 members and guests attended a joint meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers held at the Commissioned O f f i c e r s ' Mess, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) of Tokyo, Japan, received an order early last September from Idemitsu Tanker Co., Ltd. to build a 253,923-dwt VLCC which will be equipped with IHI's contrarotating propeller (CRP) system. The ship,
With a combined sum of two and half centuries of shipbuilding experience, the new Spanish shipbuilding conglomerate, IZAR — billed as shipbuilding's new one-stop shop — is hardly a neophyte entering the highly competitive world of international shipbuilding.
After building a 12-year onshore success record, Du Pont has moved its cost-reducing Maintenance Painting Service (MPS) offshore to oil drilling and production platforms and other marine structures. In the past two years, Du Pont's Offshore MPS
Misener Industries, Inc., Tampa, Fla., has just published a new brochure describing its facilities. The four-color illustrated brochure gives a short background with photos of key personnel at the shipyard, along with a description of the various operations performed by the yard.
Young engineers, designers and researchers from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico received $9,500 in prizes recently at Windows on the World in New York. The formal dinner concluded the first biennial Henry R. Worthington North American Technical Awards Contest,
Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) of Charleston, S.C., recently announced the association of Charles G. Kosonen as a consulting engineer. Mr. Kosonen will provide technical expertise in the fields of performance monitoring, material condition assessment,
During the past 15 to 20 years, the s h i p b u i l d i n g industry has placed increasing demands upon the manufacturers of main steam propulsion machinery to produce equipment of increasing reliability and efficiency. During this time period,
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.
Much as communications services — both in terms of speed, cost and quality — have vastly improved in the past decade, so to have onboard software systems designed to monitor and assist manage critical onboard systems and functions. In the coming years and decades,