GE Marine Engines said its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine will power five new Royal Norwegian Navy F310-class frigates, ships to be built in Spain at the IZAR Construcciones Navales, S.A., naval shipyard in Ferrol. This is the first naval Combined
Another yard touted for its advanced approaches to design and construction, HDW of Kiel has vigorously implemented changes in its yard to make it more competitive and cost-effective. Its "Shipyard 2000" plan is projected to raise productivity 40 to 50 percent.
On May 15, Uljanik Shipyards in Pula delivered Grande Lagos, built on behalf of Grimaldi-Napoli. The ship was launched by Mrs. Aldi C. Sekibo, the consort of the Minister of Transports of Nigeria. Grande Lagos is the seventh ship, following up a maxi-order of 11 ships,
Reportedly the first completed exhibit of the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair became a reality recently when the 1,000 passenger paddlewheel riverboat Creole Queen was christened in New Orleans. The new 190-foot by 40-foot sternwheeler which was built by Halter Marine, Inc.
Halifax Industries Limited of Nova Scotia, Canada, has won a C$10.7-million contract to carry out the mid-life modernization of the Canadian Coast Guard's Narwhal, a 2,222-dwt NavAids tender. Nine shipyards competed for the contract, which was awarded on the basis of competitive bidding.
The Maritime Administration (MarAd) has awarded five contracts, totaling about $18 million, for layberthing of Ready Reserve Force (RRF) vessels which participated in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The contracts, with four oneyear renewal options,
The collier now building at General Dynamics, Quincy, Shipyard for Keystone Shipping and New England Electric is a self-unloader and the first coal burning and carrying vessel to be built in the United States in 25 years. Two 4 - f o o t - w i
A shiplift system designed and constructed by Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., was recently commissioned at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Maritime Engineering Department's facility at Ulsan, Korea. The system's platform is approximately 66 by 400 feet and has a capacity of 4,
A $1.87-million contract from the U.S. Navy for lease of two shipyard gantry cranes has been awarded to the Clyde Division of the Koehring Group of AMCA International Corporation, according to an announcement by Koehring. The cranes, which are of a new design,
American President Lines, Ltd. (APL) has applied for construction- differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in the construction of five new containerships, with an option of building only four. The vessels will be used in APL's trans-Pacific services.