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Ingalls Delivers First U.S.-Built L-780 To Keys Offshore

"Keyes 300," the first of four L-780 self-elevating offshore drilling rigs being built for Keyes Offshore Inc. by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., left the Ingalls yard recently on its way to drilling for Shell Oil Co. in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.

 

Pearlson Begins Construction Of World's Largest Ship Transfer System

Pearlson Engineering Company, Inc. of Miami has begun work on the world's largest ship transfer system that will be installed at Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited in Barrow-in Furness, England, as part of the yard's Submarine Facilities Project.

BP's Discovery Is Re-Named Thunder Horse

When BP signed a Letter of Intent with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company, Ltd. of South Korea for the Crazy Horse project in the Gulf of Mexico, it would never have expected that the project would stir up a pot of controversy regarding its name.

SNAME Chesapeake Section Examines Propeller Design

A provocative paper was presented at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Pramud Rawat of Vitro Laboratories Division, Automation Industries, Inc. presented a paper on "Propeller Geometry

NASSCO Announces Production Management Realignment

NASSCO recently announced the realignment of its production management organization. Erwin Struss rejoined the new construction department as director, new construction-outfitting. Alongside Mr. Erwin is Duncan McNeill, director, new construction- steel.

Polymer Alloy Extends Icebreaker's Propeller Shaft Bearing Life

Under severe Arctic operating conditions, a relatively new bearing material has outlasted traditional laminated-phenolic propeller shaft bearings by a ratio of about nine to one. The longer-lasting bearing was made from Thordon XL, an alloy of polymer and synthetic rubber,

Report On Navy Market Available From IMA

International Maritime Associates (IMA), a Washington, D.C.- based management consulting firm, has published an extensive report entitled "U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Program: Market Opportunities and Contracting Requirements." IMA's objective has been to produce a tightly written,

Newport News Acquires Plant In North Carolina For Sub Support Work

Newport News Shipbuilding, a Tenneco company, has purchased a 412,000-square-foot manufacturing plant on 50 acres of land in Arden, N.C., near Asheville. The 12-year-old plant will be used for light machining operations to support an expanded

Engelhard To Provide Cathodic Protection For 16 Navy Destroyers

The Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries has signed a contract with Engelhard Industries, Murray Hill, N.J., for its Systems Department to provide CapacĀ® cathodic protection systems for installation on 16 new U.S. Navy multimission destroyers.

Three Promoted At Moorestown Office Of J.J. Henry Company

Anthony C. Brown, senior vice president of J.J. Henry Co., Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, recently announced the following promotions in the J.J. Henry Moorestown, N.J., office. William J. Smith has been appointed chief of HVAC and Hull Piping Engineering / Design Department,

 
 
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