Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pa., announced that on Saturday, July 12, 1986, the keel was laid for the first of three new Fleet Oilers (TAO-191, Hull #1) being constructed for the U.S. Navy. In addition, Penn Ship announced that Monday,
In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise
The newest addition to the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, a 47-foot rescue vessel designed and built by Textron Marine Systems (TMS), successfully righted itself in 5.3 seconds during its first test, conducted recently at the Textron shipyard in New Orleans.
— L i t e r a t u r e Available Cat Pumps Corporation of Minneapolis recently unveiled a line of corrosion-resistant plunger pumps featuring aluminum bronze manifolds and 316 stainless steel or Nitronic 50 wet-end parts. Durable ceramic plungers,
One of Canada's largest shipyards, MIL-Davie, Inc., Lauzon, Quebec, has signed a three-year collective agreement with unions representing the yard's 1,800 production workers which will achieve greatly increased efficiency and competitiveness by introducing new working methods,
DOD Requests $100.3 Billion To Fund Navy Programs In FY91 The Department of Defense (DOD) has requested slightly more than $100 billion to fund Navy programs in FY 1991. The funding level is virtually the same as the amount approved for this year.
Maintaining flexible hose assembly integrity in a corrosive marine environment has been a challenge facing shipbuilders. Working with naval designers, Aeroquip is helping solve this problem with a new line of stainless steel fittings. Created specifically for
SPD Technologies has been awarded a $6.7-million contract to design and produce the 5,000-volt switchgear for the U.S. Navy's surface ship Integrated Electric Drive Program. The contract was awarded by General Electric's Naval and Drive Turbine System Division in Fitchburg, Mass.
Wallace Coast Machinery Company of Bell wood (Chicago) recently shipped a 155-mm by 9-mm capacity CNC pipe bender to Fincantieri Navali Italiana in Livorno. Wallace Coast has been a primary supplier of shipyard and shipboard benders to the U.S.
—Free Literature Available Equipment Engineering of Indianapolis, Ind., manufacturers of centrifuge equipment and systems, is offering free literature on the new disc compression tool the company recently introduced to the market after two years of research and development.