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Repowering and Niche Marketing at Westar

Fireworks exploded over the Bay Bridge and thousands of people crowding the waterfront near the new ballpark gasped in admiration. Some of the best seats for the spectacle are along the north side of Pier 50. home of Westar Marine Services where

 

Wartsila Diesel Announces Executive Appointments

Wartsila Diesel, Chestertown, Md., recently announced the following executive appointments: Clas-Eirik Strand has been appointed president of Wartsila Diesel, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Wartsila Diesel International Ltd., of Helsinki, Finland.

From 2D CAD to the Integrated Product Model

One of the most important improvements in ship production has been the introduction of CAD/CAM. The initial use of computers for drafting, lofting and automation of steel cutting has been extended from the design office and the mold loft throughout

Rohr Outlines Plans For Design, Construction And Component Testing Of 3,000-Ton Navy SES

The newly formed subsidiary of Rohr Industries, Rohr Marine, Inc., will handle the recently announced award of a $159.9-million contract from the U.S. Navy for design, component verification- testing and long-lead procurement for a 3,000-ton Surface Effect Ship (3KSES), according to Fred W.

Fuel Tech Adds F.A. Hughes As Subsidiary, Amalgamating Combustion Technologies

The amalgamation of combustion technologies from both the United States and Europe were brought to the maritime world when U.K.- based F.A. Hughes Marine Limited was made a part of the American-based Fuel Tech, Inc. group. Fuel Tech of Stamford, Conn.

United Technologies Names Skiba Operations Director For Diesel Systems Unit

Donald J. Skiba has been appointed director-operations for the United Technologies Diesel Systems manufacturing facility in Columbia, S.C. He is responsible for overall operating control and management of the fuel injection pump manufacturing plant.

Avondale Boat Division Licensed To Construct High-Speed Hovercraft

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.

Marine Industries Northwest Repowers Washington State Ferry

Marine Industries Northwest, Inc., of Tacoma, Wash., recently repowered the 124-foot car ferry M/V Guenemes for Skagit County, Washington. The primary conversion work on the double-ended ferry consisted of removing two existing skidmounted angle

The Effect Of Ship Design On Ports

There is an old adage about one party sneezing and the other catching pneumonia as a result. This is the routine reaction of ports to new ship designs. A recent example was the introduction of "beyond Panamax container ships" in the Pacific trade by American President Lines.

Robertson Multipurpose Pilot Handles Complex Vessel Control Problems, Upgrades Vessel Performance

Robertson Marine Systems, Inc. of Metairie, La., is offering the Robertson Multipurpose Pilot (RMP), a family of intelligent vessel control systems designed for precision vessel maneuvering and dynamic positioning. According to Robertson Marine,

 
 
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