The largest Feadship to date has just been completed by the De Vries Shipyard, a 235 ft. (71.6-m) vessel named Utopia, which is currently being offered for sale. Utopia was initially part of a two-Feadship order placed in 2001 by a repeat owner,
John M. Johnson has been promoted to manager of shipyard systems for Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, according to Ed Krabacher, executive vice president and general manager. In his new position, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for sales, product development,
B.D. Miller, vice president of Pool Company's Operations Support Services Division, has announced that Nicholas Petronio has been elected vice presidentengineering. He is responsible for all engineering support for the company's three expanding operating units—Pool Well Servicing Company,
David A. O'Neil, president of Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc., Essex, Conn., has announced the appointment of Charles W. Wilson to the post of vice president. Mr. Wilson will manage the downtown New York City office and will be Seaworthy's area technical representative.
—Literature Available Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently developed a high-pressure gas injection dual fuel diesel (DFD) engine, a next generation engine for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The new engine uses Boil-off Gas (BOG)
Halifax Shipyard of Nova Scotia has won a Can. $54-million contract from the Canadian Government to build one type 1100 Navaid/ Light icebreaker vessel. Construction will begin early next year with delivery to the Canadian Coast Guard scheduled for May 1986.
The New Delhi Government has given the go-ahead to the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) to build nine new ships—six 45,000-dwt product tankers and three cellular container vessels—in South Korea at a total cost of $396 million. Originally, SCI wanted to build six of each type,
Alfa Laval Taiwan won an order for centrifugal fuel and lube oil cleaning systems and freshwater generators for four 3,500- TEU containerships under construction at CSBC, Kaohsiung, for Yangming Marine Transport Corp., Taiwan. Equipped with a B&W 10L80MC BHR main engine,
A new jackup concept, capable of drilling and production operations in more than 100 meters (about 328 feet) of water, is being developed by the rig designer Marathon LeTourneau of Texas, with Christiann Kongsli and Normann Riksen, the Norwegian rig experts.
Norwegian shipping group Bergesen d.y. ordered four 296,000 dwt tankers from Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp. for $263.7 million. Officials said the vessels were all under construction, and one will be delivered in the first quarter of 2000, two in