The Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently at Sir Winston's Restaurant in Portland, Ore., for a presentation on marine cathodic protection. The meeting was opened by John Mitchell of Northwest Marine Iron Works,
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.
There's hardly a marine application — onboard or ashore — where seawater pumps are not considered critical to a vessel's operation or purpose. The ability to pump seawater aboard most vessels represents only a part of their liquid pumping requirements;
Bluefin Robotics Corp. called on Clampco — a manufacturer of stainless steel T-bolt band clamps and V-band couplings — when it needed help "testing the waters." Bluefin specializes in manufacturing underwater robotic equipment for offshore survey, military, and scientific research customers.
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,
A 50 percent improvement in pipe fabrication shop productivity was achieved recently through improved work scheduling in a shipyard pilot project sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Panel SP-8 on Industrial Engineering.
Gordon R. White has announced the forming of a new company, Bulk Handling Associates, in which he will function as president. The new company's activity will focus on the bulk materials handling needs of the marine industry and the pulp and paper industry.
R a y m o n d International Inc., Houston, Texas, announced recently that its subsidiary, Kaiser Engineers, Inc. of Oakland, Calif., has been awarded a contract to provide i n d u s t r i a l engineering services for the East Coast Trident Refit Facility under development by the U.
J.J. Henry Co., Inc. of New York City, one of the leading naval architects in the U.S., recently announced the appointment of Roger C. Ffooks of London as the company's European representative. J.J. Henry Co. has engaged for many years in the
A $121-million contract for the construction of the first Gulfspanclass ferry for service between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, and North Sydney, Nova Scotia, was signed recently by the presidents of CN Marine and Davie Shipbuilding of Lauzon, Quebec, Canada.