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,
The world's largest monohull crane vessel, McDermott Marine Construction's new Derrick Barge 50, has arrived in New Orleans for final outfitting at McDermott Shipyard before she goes in service in the Gulf of Mexico. A self-propelled dynamically positioned monohull vessel,
The 600-passenger dinner cruise vessel; M/V Horizon was delivered to Pegasus Yacht Cruises of New York by Blount Industries on March 5. Measuring 161 ft. (49 m). Horizon boasts a welded steel, single chine hull with three enclosed dining decks,
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 Bilbao shipyard of independent Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Reundios del Nervion (ARN) recently delivered the first of eight new generation Arctic class multipurpose cargo ships for the Soviet Union. Called the Igor Ilinskiy, the 7,365- ton
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.
Saab's new computerized cargo handling system, the MaC/501, was recently selected by Swedish shipowner United Tankers for installation on its new product tankers. The two vessels have been ordered at the Uljanik shipyard in Yugoslavia (hull nos.
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.
Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has signed a three-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Navy to become the Lead Yard in Industrial Processes in the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). James Rogness of PBI Industrial
Secretary of Commerce Robert A. Mosbacher recently announced that Sperry Marine Inc. of Charlottesville, Va., is one of the 20 U.S. companies chosen for the "Japan Corporate Program." Sperry Marine was among 120 finalist companies considered by