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 Desire To Reduce Shipyard Production Manhours Leads Avondale To Production-Line Ship Construction During World War II, ships were built in the United States at a rate which may well have been the most productive in terms of ships per day being produced that has ever been accomplished.
American President Lines (APL) of Oakland, Calif., has called for bids for construction of an initial order of 733 forty-five-foot containers (prototype shown above), the world's first, according to Richard L. Hill, vice president for land operations and project manager.
John W. Smith has assumed responsibility for yard operations at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., succeeding John McQuaide, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding business. Mr. McQuaide has
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,
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.
Baldt Inc., Chester, Pa., has published a new 12-page four-color facilities brochure detailing the company's recent reorganization. Entitled "Baldt Charts a New Course," this brochure highlights the responsibilities and long-term goals of Baldt's three new operating divisions.
Sperry Marine was honored at the annual banquet of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) when the association presented its 1990 Products Award to the Sperry Marine gyrocompass system. The NMEA jury of industry sales and technical
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Where does the Navy, petroleum, or chemical industry go to find solutions to intermetallic bonding and reaction problems or unique powder metallurgy techniques? From the presentation made at a recent meeting of the Puget Sound Section of ASNE,
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., a wholly owned subsidiary of Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., announced recently that it has been awarded a $5.5-million firm fixed-price contract by Shell California Production, Inc.