Milestone In Newport News Shipbuilding's 100th Anniversary Celebration The U.S. Navy's fifth nuclearpowered aircraft carrier, Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), came alive recently at the Newport News Shipbuilding yard, Newport News, Va., 16 months ahead of schedule and $80 million under budget.
The Marine Machinery Association (MMA) recently held its Government- Industry Forum in Norfolk, Va. MMA's president, Larry Holley of Warren Pumps, Inc., opened the meeting, explaining that the location was chosen to bring the forum close to the
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) recently announced major changes in its corporate structure. John L. Roper III has been elected chairman of the board of directors. Formerly president and chief executive officer, he will continue as CEO.
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,
The House Armed Services Committee recently completed its markup of the Fiscal Year 1991 (FY 91) Defense Authorization Bill, recommending most of the administration's requests for Navy shipbuilding and conversion intact. The committee recommended authorization of $1.
General Dynamics (GD) has named John K. Welch as senior vice president of the corporation and head of the marine systems group, which includes all of the company's shipbuilding and marine service operations. Welch will report to Nicholas D. Chabraja, GD chairman and CEO.
The plan for the reorganization of Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., was confirmed recently by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The plan marks the end of Chapter 11 protection for Bender after just nine months.
As was the case when the Erika went down off the coast of France in late 1999, much (unwanted) attention has been focused on the classification society for the damaged product tanker Castor, in this case American Bureau of Shipping. Unlike the aforementioned example,
—Literature Available A significant milestone will be reached for Golar Metal, Inc., when Pennsylvania Shipbuilding installs the Golar GS500 Marine Incinerator aboard the second T-AO-187 Class Fleet Oiler, the Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191), which is under construction at the yard.
Todd Shipyards Corporation has reported improved sales and earnings f o r the first quarter ended June 29, 1980. Todd currently has a backlog of $1.5 billion, and a good earnings trend is expected to continue, the company reported. At its Annual Shareholders Meeting,