Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas of New York, one of the nation's oldest and largest consulting engineering firms, will enter its second century of existence with the formation of a new marine facilities division, Parsons Brinkerhoff Van Houten, headed by Leonard Van Houten.
Since the beginning of the 20th Century when Robert Allan's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Canada, he treated the concept of naval architecture as a "science" rather than a trade. With little money but a lot of talent, the young man nurtured
On June 15, 2003. Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms.
The much anticipated turnaround in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Patch is happening, and the companies that supply boats and services in the area are feeling the impact. Consolidation has touched every facet of the marine business — every facet of business — for nearly a decade.
The events of 1982 clearly indicated that the improvement in the world order book, which began in 1979, was only a shortlived respite from the problems which have beset the shipbuilding industry since the mid '70s. The total volume of new orders placed
MARCO Seattle and Campbell Industries, well-known fishing vessel builders, have announced the formation of MARCO Pacific Shipbuilding Corporation. The Taiwan-based MARCO subsidiary will specialize in the construction of tuna purse seiners for both local and world markets.
Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a U.S. shipbuilding operation, Austal USA. After extensive investigation, Austal's Chairman, John Rothwell, announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. would partner Austal in the USA.
In the September 2002 issue of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, a detailed discussion was featured on the advantages of future High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) machinery for propulsion of electric drive ships. Since then, development
Genstar Limited, One Place Ville Marie, Montreal H3B 3R1, Canada, has announced the appointment of Nicholas A. Liberatore as executive vice president to head up all international activities outside of Canada and the United States. Mr. Liberatore
—Literature Available Bardex Hydranautics has been contracted by Reading and Bates Drilling Co. and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., for the design and manufacture of the BOP and subsea equipment handling systems and the handling/elevator systems