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
Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has
It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.
A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards throughout the world during 1984—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. AMERICAN NEW YORK Daewoo Shipbuilding The
Under a recently awarded $1.4- million U.S. Navy contract, Caterpillar Inc. will develop a highly specialized mine plow for the Marine Corp's Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) in a two-year program. Managed by the Naval Coastal Systems Center, Panama City, Fla.
Marine Safety International (MSI) recently announced that an emergency medical training program is being combined with the shiphandling course offered to personnel undergoing training at the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF), operated by MSI at the U.
EG&G Washington Analytical Services Center, Inc. (EG&G WASC), was awarded a new threeyear contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to provide technical and program management support for the AN/SQQ-89 Surface Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Combat System.
The U.S. Coast Guard certification of Microphor's unique biological marine sewage treatment systems for commercial marine vessels has been announced by John M. Mayfield Jr., president of Microphor, Inc. The northern California manufacturer has
George A. Lorenz, Jack T. Trotter and Kenneth W. Waldorf were elected to the board of directors of Zapata Corporation of Houston at the recent annual stockholders' meeting. All will serve three-year terms expiring in 1989. Mr. Lorenz has been a member of the board since 1979.
Electrocatalytic, Inc., has announced the purchase of the Seltech Group businesses including DEM (Dished Electrode Membrane) Cell Process Technology from Steetley Engineering Limited, West Midlands, England. DEM Cell products will be manufactured in Electrocatalytic's plants in Portskewett,