The teaming of Austal Ships and Bender Shipbuilding to construct, from the ground up, a world-class aluminum vessel construction facility in Mobile, Ala., highlights the level of investment mid-tier U.S. yards have made in the past five years. Austal,
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently served as host at a joint meeting with The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y. Inc. and the local section of The Institute of Marine Engineers.
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently turned over the mine countermeasures ship Patriot (MCM-7) to the U.S. Navy. The event is the last significant milestone for the MCM-7 and marks the culmination of 10 years of Marinette Marine
A special double ceremony was recently held at what was formerly called the Port Allen River Plant in Baton Rouge, La., commemorating the renaming of the facility and the christening of its new floating drydock. Renamed the HBM River Plant, Inc.
The Standards and Specifications Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME Panel SP-6) will hold their next meeting at ASTM Headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 17-18, 1984 immediately following the May 14-16, 1984 meeting
Aker a.s. and Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc., recently announced their agreement to form Aker Gulf Marine, a Texas partnership. Aker Gulf Marine will offer fabrication and construction services to the offshore oil and gas industry. Aker will own 51 percent and Kiewit 49 percent of the new company.
J. Angus Maclnnes, vice president/ program manager of Frigitemp Marine Division, has announced the appointment of Joseph A. Sanchez as director of field operations for FMD for joiner work on two major naval contracts with Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries.
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers gathered recently at the Harbor House to hear a paper by D.W. Czimmek and L.W. Sandor titled, "Economic and Technical Feasibility of Copper-Nickel Sheathing of Ship Hulls.
Atlantic Sandblasting & Coatings, Inc. was recently awarded a sandblasting and coatings contract for a total of 14 ships by PEMEX and Sociedad Civil Seccion of Mexico. The first ship of a total of 14, the Plan de Guadalupe, arrived in Tampa, Fla.
ASRY's services were high in demand last year, as the yard reported a satisfactory performance for 1999, following the record volume of repairs seen in 1998. A total of 114 vessels underwent repair work at ASRY — ranging from ULCCs to offshore