A & B Industries

Norshipco Dedicates New $5-Million Repair Pier

Norfolk Shipbuliding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has dedicated its new $5-million, 1,030-foot pier for general ship repair, marking completion of the initial phase of an expansion program expected to nearly double the yard's current 2,200 employment within four years.

 

Sick Ships, Project America and a Merger

2002 will surely not be counted as "a banner year" for many, if any, industries, particularly not for the leisure and travel niche. The cruise industry survived a tough year, as terrorism, a shakey economy and sickness outbreaks onboard ships grabbed headlines.

BOOM TIMES FOR KOREAN SHIPBUILDING

The world's second largest shipbuilding nation, Korea, is in the midst of a shipbuilding boom. All the leading indicators— order receipts, actual ship construction, backlogs and ship prices—are all on the rise. According to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KSA),

Tokyo Marine Services Starts Trans-Pacific Drydock Tow

Launching ceremonies for the Port of Portland's giant 982-foot Dry Dock 4 were held on August 8 in Kure, Japan, at Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries' (IHI) shipbuilding center. A delegation of Oregon public and labor officials, port commissioners

Harland And Wolff Building LPG Carriers For Service To U.S.

Two ships costing approximately $120 million, which will transport liquid petroleum gas (LPG) from Britain's giant Brent oil field to the United States, are to be built at the Belfast, Northern Ireland, yard of Harland and Wolff. The order, the yard's first since 1974,

Iran Orders Floating Dock —First Such Contract For Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., recently received an order to build a large floating dock for the Persian Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation, a governmental organization of Iran. Kawasaki has in the past built two floating docks for its own use, but

Tankers To Install AIRFILCO Engineering Inert Gas Systems

AIRFILCO Engineering of New Orleans, La., has been awarded the contract to furnish two AIRFILCO Inert Gas Systems for the EXXON, U.S.A. tankers under construction at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. This is the second such contract for AIRFILCO Engineering, Inc.

Three N e w Vice Presidents N a m e d At CDI M a r i n e Co.

Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, Jacksonville, Fla., recently announced major changes in the organizational structure of the company. Donald W. Jett has been promoted to executive vice president responsible for the operation of the

First International Symposium On Computer Aided Hull-Surface Definition

The First International Symposium on Computer Aided Hull- Surface Definition (SCAHD 77) will be held in Annapolis, Md., on September 26-27, 1977. The symposium will be presented by Technical & Research Panel 0-34 (Computers), and hosted by the Chesapeake

$18-Million Drill Rig Contract Awarded To Ingalls Shipbuilding

Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, a major drill rig owner and contractor to the offshore drilling industry, has contracted with Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss, for a third jackup drilling rig of Friede and Goldman design. Earlier this

 
 
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