When MR/EN traveled up to the New England coast this past fall as part of a New England shipyard swing, we were expecting to meet the great one himself — Luther H. Blount — who could be informally known as the "father" of New England shipbuilding.
As a response to the marine market's demand for higher power concentrations and increased plant reliability, deliverable at competitive cost, the new offering from Rolls-Royce is stimulating fresh interest within a conservative shipping industry in gas turbine-based solutions.
Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pa., a subsidiary of Banner Industries Inc., has announced that the first marine steam engines specified for a coal-fired vessel in more than 30 years will soon power a Polish - owned ferry engaged in trans-Baltic service.
Louis W. Gomlick, president, announces the formation of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA) for the purpose of representing American and foreign shipbuilding and ship repair facilities and companies manufacturing and servicing marine equipment.
The Federal Republic of Germany has announced selection of the General Electric LM2500 marine gas turbine as the power plant for its new F-122 class of frigate ships. The LM2500 is produced by GE's Marine and Industrial Projects Department in Evendale, Ohio.
The Maritime Administration recently approved increases in the actual cost of two roll-on / roll-off containerships being built for Waterman Steamship Corp. by Penn Shipbuilding Co., Cheslocations ter. Pa. An increase of $2,027,000 was approved for hull 346, and $2,531,646 for hull 347.
The Marine Committee of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Gas Turbine Division is presenting a program at the Gas Turbine Conference in Zurich between March 30 and April 4, 1974. This program consists of 13 interesting and timely papers as well as a Forum on Marine Gas Turbines.
The Vickdock system of submersible drydock for small craft originally catered to vessels of up to 300 tons displacement. Due to worldwide inquiries, the range of models with lifting capacities of 20, 30, 50, 100, and 300 tons has now been increased to include units of 500 and 1,
It's one stop shopping on Florida's west coast at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding & Repair, which offers its full service facilities, including three graving docks and direct access from the Gulf of Mexico. Touted by its owners as the largest yard between Pascagoula, Miss, and Hampton Roads, Va.
Initially developed to provide impact resistant plating for offshore structures and ice islands in the Beaufort Sea. Sandwich Plate System (SPS) technology has seen a steady evolution over the past 10 years, with a growing uptake in the commercial marine field as well as in civil engineering.