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
The first steel boats built by Desco Marine were unveiled recently at a christening and launching ceremony at the shipyard in St. Augustine, Fla. According to Desco Marine president Tom Collins, the shrimp boats La Marseillaise and LAmericaine
At a recent exhibit presented at the Sheraton-Newark (N.J.) Airport, MIPCO, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical power outlets, plugs and connectors for reefer containers, held an exhibit of their complete product line. The exhibit included all "Standards" currently in use,
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
Marine Industries Northwest Incorporated (MINI) recently drydocked the freighter Redfin to install a new bow thruster unit. The 2,800-ton drydock MINI 1, had previously lifted the Redfin's twin sister Yellowfin for a routine drydocking. Installation
Bailey Refrigeration Company recently announced the completion of two 60-ton water chilling plants for a U.S. Naval activity (one unit shown above). Each plant, designed and constructed by Bailey, is a complete air-conditioning package on a portable steel base,
A call for papers has been issued for the Ship Production Symposium to be held in San Diego, Calif., September 4-6,1991. The event is sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Ship Production Committee, National Shipbuilding Research Program.
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.