The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,
Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia turned over its 12th Los Angeles Class (SSN-688) attack submarine to the U.S. Navy recently when it delivered the USS Olympia (shown above on sea trials). The new ship is the 36th submarine the Newport News yard has built for the Navy.
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,
In our world of rapid and continuous change, we have come to accept many situations and events which, just a few years ago, we would have thought "could never happen": the first man on the moon; Japan's technological ascendancy over many major U.
Rapidly rising prices for steel plate in China may be taking the edge off the financial performance at some Chinese shipbuilders. But it will take a lot more than that to undermine shipyards' dramatic expansion plans aimed at ensuring the country's
Members of the Maine and New Hampshire Congressional delegations have announced a $240 million program to modernize Portsmouth Navy Shipyard. Some 600 employees were laid off or retired from the yard earlier this year as competition among Navy-owned shipyards heated up.
Cast Containers S.A. of Fribourg, Switzerland, recently announced that the Cast Group has just ordered three new vessels to be built in Korea for its North Atlantic Container Service. This order is in addition to three container vessels contracted for in Yugoslavia earlier this year.
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.
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
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. was recently awarded a $3- million contract for overhaul, repair and conversion work. The work will be performed on the NN-1, an offshore jack-up drilling rig which is 50 percent owned and operated by Noble Drilling Corporation,