the Norsemen first cast off from her misty shores in their dragon-shaped long ships, Norway's prosperity has been intertwined with the sea. An integral part of this deep-rooted maritime tradition is a spirit of innovation which has enabled this rugged,
Seven Alaskan oil modules, constructed for ARCO Oil and Gas Company by Daniel International at the Portland Ship Repair Yard, were loaded aboard three ocean barges last week utilizing the shipyard's huge Dry Dock 4. The modules, the heaviest totaling 2,
Patti Shipyards, Pensacola, Fla., recently delivered the largest passenger vessel and gambling boat on the Mississippi River to Roberts River Rides of Dubuque, Iowa. Built at a total cost of $12 million (including gaming equipment) and larger than a football field,
Royal Schelde of Vissingen, the Netherlands, will be exhibiting their versatility in shipbuilding this year at the Cruise & Ferry'91 exhibition in London, England, May 29-31, as well as at Nor-Shipping '91 in Trondheim, Norway, June 11-14, by showing models
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.
Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production and Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company have signed a twoyear contract with the Canmar/ Reading & Bates joint venture for the use of Canmar's single steel drilling caisson (SSDC) mobile Arctic drilling unit. Tenneco
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
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William C. Moyer, group vice president for the Applied Sciences Group of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, recently announced the receipt of a $2.2-million U.S. Navy contract with a potential value totaling $7.3 million to provide technical engineering
Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring