Europort '81 — the largest international maritime exhibition and conference—will be 20 years old this month. In terms of products, equipment, and technological presentations, this 20th anniversary show will be as young as tomorrow. The exhibit will be held in Rai Halls,
Downtime was cut by approximately twothirds when the Western Pacesetter II, a semisubmersible drilling rig, was refitted at Cameron Offshore Service Inc.'s Industrial Marine Division in Cameron, La., for work in the North Sea. With the cost of rig tow time,
Soros Associates, an international consulting engineering firm specializing in the planning, design, construction management of port developments and bulk handling systems, has announced the opening of its U.S. West Coast branch office in San Francisco at 50 California Street, Suite 3600.
Last month MR hopped aboard Costa Fortuna, currently under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa. The 105,000-gt ship will be the largest cruise ship to ever fly the Italian flag, and the largest — in 30 years — to be built
Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that its Boat Division has been appointed the U.S. licensee for the API-88 amphibious hovercraft. The API-88 is a high-speed passenger hovercraft and freightcarrying air-cushioned vehicle designed by the British Hovercraft Corporation.
Todd Shipyards Corporation has announced it has been awarded two contracts by the Australian government, with initial value of more than $10 million, for technology transfer and procurement support involving guided missile frigate construction at the Australian Naval Dockyard in Melbourne.
Peabody Holmes Ltd., London, England, has announced the appointment of Atco Marine Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y., as their exclusive representative in the U.S. for Peabody marine inert gas systems, including flue gas systems and inert gas generators for marine use.
The National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners (NAPVO), which represents the interests of more than 360 passenger vessel companies, recently announced that it intends to thoroughly review and provide comments to the Coast Guard on the recently proposed revision to "Subchapter T,
A new floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) facility being built to extract oil and gas from offshore Brazil will include gas compression modules worth approximately $35 million from the Dresser- Rand Company. The FPSO. which will operate in the Petrobras Albacora Leste field,
To meet the requirements of the BoTruc project. Bollinger's design group chose ShipConstructor2004. the latest version of the 3-D product modeling software developed by Albacore Research Ltd (ARL). Canada. Bollinger has been using ShipConstructor for more than six years.