Europe's Leading Builder Receives Steady Influx Of Export Orders World shipbuilding is undergoing a period of positive transition. Prospects in the world shipbuilding market appear to be brightening after several years of downturn. Throughout all of this period,
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.
A modest celebration took place recently at the Augsburg works of MAN B&W Diesel AG, commemorating the 1,000th 20/27 engine to be sold. The "celebrity" is one of two engines of the 12V 20/27 type destined for a 207-foot-long luxury yacht belonging to an American owner.
Seacoast Electric Co. of Rye, N.Y., recently announced their "J.I.T." (Just In Time) inventory management and distribution system, which has enabled the company to cut costs and guarantee delivery. They currently have a brochure available to deliver
The Department of the Navy has exercised an option under its current contract with Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company of Chester, Pa., for the construction of a third fleet oiler of the T-AO- 187 Class. This $97.5-million award, added to the first two oilers that were ordered last year,
-Literature A v a i l a b le Douglas L. Oehrlein of Diesel America, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently announced the delivery of 25 lightweight diesel pumps to boat and barge operator Hollywood Marine, Houston, Texas. Mr. Oehrlein recently recalled: "Hollywood
Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., has been awarded a $9-million contract to design and build a 345-foot, Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) barge for Matson Navigation Co., Inc., San Francisco, Calif. The triple-deck, covered vessel will be
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.
Crown Point, La., Yard Will Join Marine Group Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas, has acquired the assets of Aluminum Boats, Inc., a Crown Point, La., shipyard specializing in the construction, conversion, and repair of commercial aluminum boats.
OFFSHORE DRILLING RIGS, SUPPORT VESSELS, NAVY SHIPS, INLAND BARGES, AND REPAIR WORK BRIGHTEN THE U.S. PICTURE
For the U.S. shipbuilding industry, the psychology of hope went full circle in 1980. Starting with the optimism of Congressional enactment of c o m p r e h e n s i ve "omnibus" maritime legislation in conjunction with an accelerated naval shipbuilding