Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies.
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company of Jacksonville, Fla., has announced the appointment of Donald W. Jett as vice president-contracts and administration. He joined the company in 1977 as chief engineer, and has been involved significantly in the overall operation of the firm.
Southern Drilling Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Drilling Company, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard, recently commissioned a 250-foot water depth mobile offshore drilling unit. The rig was christened J Storm XVI by its sponsor Mrs.
Five years after they were ordered, delivery by Korea Shipbuilding & Engineering Corp. (KSEC) of six advanced combination carriers worth $171 million has begun to two Norwegian owners. KSEC said four of the 37,000-dwt products/ore/ bulk/oil carriers were built for Klavness Co.
Santa Fe International Corporation recently announced that it has awarded shipyard contracts f o r the construction of a jackup drilling unit and the conversion of two construction barges into drilling vessels. The new jackup, Santa Fe Rig 134,
The shipbuilding cluster in Ihe Netherlands' northernmost provinces is drawing fresh incentive from the market's reviving interest in the modest classes of ship needed to serve intra-European trade, and also to transport small parcels of goods between Europe and the Americas.
Contracts were signed on December 22, 1977, for the subsidized construction of a self-propelled, roll - on / roll - off (ro / ro) barge vessel at Seatrain Shipbuilding Corp., New York, N.Y. The negotiated fixed-price of the commercial vessel is $12,796,324.
A contract for approximately $8.6 million to overhaul the frigate USS Brumby (FF-1044) was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works, marking the second ship of the class slated for the shipyard within a month. A like contract for approximately $9 million for its sister ship,
Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., on September 14, laid the keel of the first of three ultra large crude oil carriers (ULCCs), the largest merchant vessels ever to be constructed in this country. The giant ships, to be built in the new Commercial Yard's 1,