A & B Industries

Great Ships of 2000

Vessel Name Black Marlin, Blue Marlin Type Heavy Lift Ship Owner Offshore Heavy Transport Shipbuilder CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan The Marlin class heavy lift ships — Black Marlin and Blue Marlin built at CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan — are the largest of their kind in the world.

 

New Drydock At Halifax Shipyard Operating At Close To Capacity

Halifax Shipyard's new 36,000- ton-lifting-capacity floating drydock Novadock is now being used with increasing frequency. By mid- November this year, the yard will have been in continuous use for eight successive months. The dock, which can accommodate up to Panamax size vessels,

Railway Drydocks Designed By Crandall Recently Completed And Now In Operation

The construction of three modern, highly efficient, low-cost marine railway drydocks designed by Crandall Dry Dock Engineers, starting with the 4,000-ton railway at Jacksonville, Fla., followed by a 3,000-ton at Pago Pago, American Samoa, then another of 4,

Krupp MaK Wins $21.6-Million Retrofit Contract For Canadian Icebreaker

—Literature Available Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH of Kiel, West Germany, recently signed a 40-million Deutsche mark (about $21.6 million) contract with the Canadian shipyard Halifax Dartmouth Industries Limited for the complete retrofit of the

Major Manufacturers Attend First Diesel Propulsion Conference Held In Seat

Some of the foremost diesel engine manufacturers, shipping companies and engineering firms were represented at the first Diesel Propulsion Conference recently held in Seattle, sponsored by Trans Marine Propulsion Systems of Seattle and International Power Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Avondale To Bid On Construction Of World's Largest Passenger Ship

U.S. shipbuilder Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed an agreement with the World City Corporation, Oslo, Norway, to prepare and submit a firm offer and delivery schedule for the construction of what would be the world's largest cruise ship.

Sources Of U.S. Oil Imports And U.S. Oil Companies' Role In The Mideast

Before the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose to power in the 1970s, U.S. oil companies had a major role in both the ownership and operation of oil production facilities in the Mideast. Since then, that role has diminished

Avondale Industries Wins Floating Prison Contract

Mayor Edward I. Koch recently announced that the City of New York will contract with Avondale Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La., for the construction, delivery and mooring of an 800-bed floating correction facility by June 1990. The cost for the floating jail net of the site is $125,

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

Telephonies Corporation, Command Systems Division, Farmingdale, N.Y., was awarded a $23,371,700 firm-fixed-price contract for five AN/TPX-42A(V)12 amphibious air traffic control direct altitude and identity readout systems for LHD 2, LHD 3, LHD 4.

$200 Billion Needed Over Next Decade For World Fleet Replacement

Shipowners, shipbuilders and bankers were told at a recent meeting in London that as much as $200 billion will be needed over the next decade to replace the world's aging shipping fleets. Rex Harrington, of the Royal Bank of Scotland, forecast that

 
 
A & B Industries A & M Dockside Repair aboard ABS acquisition ACS