Details of plans for a shipyard facility on Lake Erie to build and repair ships up to 1,100 feet (335 meters) in length have been announced by Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The plans, which require both provincial and federal government assistance,
Many people, in shipyards and the Navy alike, consider the ship's Halon fire-control system to be among the most critical piping systems on any vessel. Important because in case of a ship fire, the survivability of everything onboard will ultimately
Setenave, the state-owned Portuguese shipyard, has acquired the right to use STEERBEAR HULL, the computer-based system developed by Kockums. Now in use at several other large international shipyards, the system is intended as a reinforcement of
John Riley, vice president and general manager of Airfilco Engineering, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kevin McPherson as projects manager, with special responsibility for the commissioning and servicing of inert gas systems and generators.
John T. Gilbride, chairman of the board, Todd Shipyards Corporation, has accepted chairmanship of the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas, October 12-14, in conjunction with the 51st Propeller Club Conven- tion.
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,
H a l i f a x I n d u s t r i e s Limited, Nova Scotia, has signed its largest ever ship repair contract. The contract, worth over Canadian $1.5 million, is with Imperial Oil Ltd. for the modernization and repair of the 6,566- deadweight-ton tanker Imperial Quebec.
Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, recently laid the keel for the U.S. Navy auxiliary oiler Willamette (AO-I8O). She is the fourth in a series of five that Avondale is building for the Navy. Named for
At the 55th Annual Meeting of the Shipbuilders Council of America, four Regional vice presidents were elected, as follows: for the Atlantic Coast—P. Takis Veliotis, president and general manager, Quincy Shipbuilding Division, General Dynamics Corporation; for the Great Lakes—Thomas J.
Northwest Marine Iron Works, Portland, Ore., ship repair firm, has been awarded a $1.4-million contract to link the forward and aft sections of a ship that now is undergoing major conversion at the Port of Portland's Swan Island Ship Repair Yard.