The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently at Walter Reed Army Hospital's Officers' Club to hear a paper by Richard A. Swanek and Alfred L. Dinsenhacher, both of David Taylor NSRDC, and Lt. Michael F.
A group of 41 members of Congress have banded together to form a bipartisan Congressional Shipyard Coalition that will direct its efforts toward the promotion of federal policies which will expand American shipbuilding and repairing. At a news conference, Lindy Boggs (Dem.
Worley Engineering has been awarded a contract for the conceptual design and detailed engineering of three new platforms to be installed on the Rough natural gas field off the Humber. British Gas plans to turn the field into a storage facility
As an endorsement of a commercially circumspect approach to double-hull bulk carrier design and construction, UK-based Graig Group has generated a tranche of orders for its cost-competitive Diamond ultra-handymax type. Although a letter of intent signed with China Shipbuilding Industry Corp.
In today's tightly competitive, global shipbuilding environment, every opportunity has to be taken to squeeze cost out of the system, notwithstanding the considerable advances already achieved, especially over the past five years, in efficiency and productivity.
Lean times call for "leaner" boats and what better to employ than Lean Shipbuilding, which is known as a proven approach that shipyards can use to improve shipbuilding efficiency. It has the advantages of reducing defects while remaining responsive to change.