The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
A giant aluminum sphere 12 stories high and weighing 850 tons recently arrived at General Dynamics Quincy, Mass., shipyard. The sphere's journey started on December 3, 1976, from General Dynamics sphere fabrication facility, Charleston, S.C., on the specially built barge Hercules,
Dome East Corporation, 325 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, N.Y. 11801, just completed design, engineering, fabrication and installation of the world's largest derrick enclosure. It is now in use aboard the R / V Deepsea Miner II sailing out of California.
The construction of the spherical, aluminum, LNG tanks for ships built to the Moss Rosenberg Verft A.S. design require skillful forming, machining and welding of the shell plates. For Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., of Japan, this skill is being
Genstar Limited, Suite 4105, One Place Ville Marie, Montreal, Canada, announced that it has recently concluded an exclusive agreement with British Shipbuilders whereby the two organizations will work together in the preparation of a proposal for
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a contract with the UAE Armed Forces to complete major combat system upgrades for a series of six missile patrol boats in the UAE Navy's existing fleet. Valued at more than $50 million, the contract will
As part of the ongoing effort by the aluminum industry to eliminate potential problems in the selection of aluminum alloys for the marine market. The Aluminum Association has reserved the HI 16 and H321 tempers for wrought products in the 5xxx
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has been awarded a contract with the City of Detroit to construct and deliver a 77-foot high-speed aluminum fireboat. The hull of the vessel, specially designed for operation in the ice-filled waters
Port Fabricators, Inc., specializing in the design, construction, maintenance and repairs of facilities and equipment for the petroleum and marine industry, has recently been established at the Port of New Iberia, La. Occupying a 12-acre waterfront site,