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New $27.9-Million NKS Plant In Mexico Will Supply Heavy Steel Forgings And Castings To Shipyards And Industry

Full Color Facilities Brochure Available Shipbuilding executives from 14 major North American shipyards recently toured the site of the NKS steel forging and casting plant in Puerto Lazaro Cardenas on Mexico's West Coast. With an accumulated investment of 50 billion pesos (about $27.

 

88th Annual Meeting

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at its 88th Annual Meeting, held on November 13, 1980 at the New York Hilton Hotel, elected John J. Nachtsheim as president. Mr. Nachtsheim, who is Assistant Administrator for Operations, U.

Van Houten To Head New Parsons Brickershoff Marine Facilities Unit

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.

Bay Shipbuilding Launches Tank Barge For Hannah Marine

The tank barge Hannah 6301 was launched recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The launching was witnessed by a group of Hannah Marine Corporation personnel and customers and Bay Ship officials. The vessel was christened by Hannah's appointed sponsor for the occasion,

NASSCO Appoints Two To New Executive Posts

The board of directors of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., has elected Richard H. Vortmann to the new position of executive vice president, and Kristian K. Christensen to the new position of vice president of Planning and Programs.

Ingalls Christens USS Essex, Second Wasp Class Assault Ship

The second ship in the new Wasp Class (LHD-1) of multipurpose amphibious assault ships for the U.S. Navy was recently christened "Essex" at Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Miss. The principal speaker at the ceremony was Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney.

McAlear Named CEO Of Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard

Kvaerner, the Anglo-Norwegian engineering and construction Group, has elected Ronald J. McAlear, as CEO of its Philadelphia Shipyard. He replaces Baard Bale, who has been acting CEO of the yard since June, and will be returning to Kvaerner's international headquarters in London in December.

Todd S h i p y a r d s Board Elects T w o Top E x e c u t i v e s A nd Reports P r o f i t a b l e Quarter

Todd Shipyards Corporation, headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., recently reported a profitable fiscal 1987 first quarter and the appointment of two Todd executives to top management positions. Following the retirement of J.T. Gilbride chairman and chief executive officer,

Universal Gas & Oil To Sell LPG Carrier For $32.5 Million

Universal Gas and Oil Company Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its shipbuilding contract for a liquefied petroleum gas carrier to a major international shipping company. The agreement, subject to finalization of certain

Hitachi Announces Top Management Appointments

Hitachi Zosen, Tokyo, Japan, has announced the assignment of new management positions. At a recent meeting of the board of directors, Masaru Hattori was elected the new chairman, and Toshio Murayama was elected the new president of the company, effective immediately.

 
 
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