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 PNOC Marine Corporation facility at Batangas Bay in the Philippines has experienced dramatic and rapid growth during its short five-year life. It has developed into a modern Lloyds-rated Class A shipbuilding and repair complex. Strategically located on a 50-hectare site at San Miguel,
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.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III recently participated in an actual operational trial onboard the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). He first toured the entire LCAC manufacturing facility at the Textron Marine Systems Shipyard Operations in New Orleans, La.
Singapore shipbuilder Singmarine Industries Limited, through its ship repair and shipbuilding division, Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Pte. Ltd., has been awarded its first Italian newbuilding contract, worth $16.2 million. The order calls for the construction of a sophisticated 9,
Carnival Cruise Lines' 2,056-passenger, 70,000-ton Fantasy is currently undergoing an extensive multi-milliondollar refurbishment as part of its scheduled five-week drydock. The refurbishment, which is taking place at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport,
Reports It Will Build Two Tankers For OSCO Los Angeles Shipyard Corporation, based in San Pedro, Calif., recently announced it had secured its first production contract and has been awarded the exclusive negotiating rights from the Port of Los Angeles
The quarterly meeting of the American Society of Naval Engineers, Southern New England Section, was held recently in New London, Conn. Capt. Don Kern, USN (ret.), chairman of the Section, presided over the meeting. The large-scale ocean transportation of
Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., which has just completed a 150-acre complex for the construction of commercial ships, has announced the first phase of what is expected to be a major facilities expansion and modernization program in its South Yard.
The El Paso Savannah, the last ship in the current series Avondale Shipyards is building for The El Paso Company's new fleet of LNG tankers, was christened on November 11, in New Orleans. Miss Rhonda Rousakis, daughter of the Honorable John P.