HDW's Shipyard 2000 Plan In Full Swing

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.



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

U.S. Navy Secretary Participates In LCAC Trial

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.

MAN B&W Celebrates 1,000th 20/27 Engine To Be Sold

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.

Bender To Construct Two Jackup Vessels For Work In Gulf Of Mexico

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., has received an order from Nolty J. Teriot, Inc. of Golden Meadow, La., for two 175-foot class self-elevating workboats designed for maintenance of offshore production platforms. The order

Singmarine Wins $16 Million Contract For New Chemical Tanker

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,

MarAd Publishes Std. Specifications For Diesel Ship Construction

The Maritime Administration has released "Standard Specifications for Diesel Merchant Ship Construction," a publication intended to provide guidance to the maritime industry for the preparation of specifications for ships with medium-speed diesel propulsion plants.

Global Marine Group Changes Company Name To GMG Systems, Inc.

Global Marine Group, Inc. has changed its name to GMG Systems, Inc. The new GMG Systems, Inc. name reflects the expansion of the company's product lines and services of both marine and commercial activities. The company has recently extended its marine efforts to ©1989,


New Orders Up For Second Year In A Row According to Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd., London, England, an aging world fleet (27 percent of the fleet is more than 15 years old), should provide the world's shipbuilding industries with a modest increase


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.

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