The 50-foot move of a 160-footlong, 200-ton glass fiber reinforced polyester (GRP) mold is done safely in 3Vi minutes on a film of air at the Mercantile-Beliard N.V. shipbuilding plant in Ostend, Belgium. Each of six mold sections are moved the same way by the yard,
— 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,
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the Carteret, a new 161-foot ferry to the State of North Carolina. The vessel can transport 200 passengers and 30 autos. The $2.7-million, all-steel Carteret is 161 feet long, with a 50-foot beam and 12.
Eastern Shipyards, Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Northern Victor, a huge U.S. owned and U.S. flagged fish processing vessel to an Alaska-based fishing group. The 379-foot former drill ship, the largest vessel ever worked on by the yard,
Swiss-Lok has designed and fabricated a special design staging for the new drydocks at Newport News Shipbuilding. This staging will save time in erection and needs no wood planking. The staging is designed to support Swiss Fabricating's Swiss-Lok
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.
On January 20, 2001, Dubai Drydocks delivered the new aluminum crewboat Khulood to Mutawa Marine of Abu Dhabi, for service in the offshore oil industry in the Arabian Gulf. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, the new vessel is
The U.K. nuclear hunter killer submarine HMS Triumph was recently launched at the Devonshire Dock complex of Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd. (VSEL), Barrow-in-Furness. This was the first time a nuclear submarine had ever been launched using an NEI Syncrolift.
The Portsmouth, U.K., yard of Aluminium Shipbuilders Ltd. will build a 161-foot wave-piercing catamaran for Condor, the Guernsey ferry operator. The twin-deck vessel, designed by International Catamaran Designs, will be the largest passenger-only
Cast Containers S.A. of Fribourg, Switzerland, recently announced that the Cast Group has just ordered three new vessels to be built in Korea for its North Atlantic Container Service. This order is in addition to three container vessels contracted for in Yugoslavia earlier this year.