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.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently announced the signing of three new vessel contracts. Westferry, Inc. of New York has ordered an 85-foot by 20- foot by 4-foot 11-inch all-welded, aluminum, passenger commuter vessel for operation on Great South Bay, Long Island.
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,
The Hood Military Vessel Group (HMVG) has been awarded a $2.5 million procurement contract to build fiberglass target practice vessels for the U.S. Navy. It is the second Navy contract awarded to the firm in two months. The base contract is for the production of five 56-foot target drones.
The German corporation of Renk Tacke, a subsidiary of MAN B&W, has won an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to build the largest marine planetary gear unit the company has yet produced. The unit is intended for a VLCC tanker which will
Dasic International has introduced a completely new, portable, deep penetration/extraction water driven gas freeing fan. Designed and developed by Dasic International at their works at Romsey, Hampshire, U.K., the Jetfan 125 has been tried and tested by four of the leading oil companies.
A new bulletin, "Low Pressure Tubeaxial Fans," is now available f r om Industrial Air, Inc., Amelia, Ohio. Four fan models are illustrated and described. These include direct-drive or belt-driven fans with cast aluminum or steel fixed-pitch propellers.
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,
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
A new 2-inch stainless-steel submersible pump has been introduced by Multiquip Inc., Carson, Calif. The model ST-2005S is constructed of 304 stainless steel, and is ideally suited for the petrochem, agrichem, chemical, and marine applications where hostile liquids traditionally exist.