Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., has begun building an Incat-designed catamaran for a southern California operator. Beginning in May, Catalina Channel Express will provide excursion and commuter service aboard the 102- foot Jet Cat Express from its home base of San Pedro,
Essex Machine Works, Inc., Essex, Conn., recently delivered new forged steel propeller shafts for America's Tall Ship, the barque Eagle, to the Coast Guard base at Governor's Island, N.Y. According to Wilson W. Cross, president of Essex Machine Works, Inc.
Paxman Diesels of Colchester in Essex, U.K., has won a multimillion dollar contract to supply 32 propulsion engines to the U.S. Navy for its new Coastal Patrol Boat (PBC) program. Under the contract, Paxman will supply Valenta model 16 RP200- 1-CM engines.
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.
—Literature Available Houston Ship Repair, Inc., headquartered in Channelview, Texas, operates facilities at Brady Island (Port of Houston), Galveston, Orange and Corpus Christi, Texas. The company's Houston Ship Channel berth on Brady Island accommodates ships up to 780 feet,
Matrix Desalination, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has introduced its new high-capacity Platinum Series® watermakers. The units are all custom-designed by Matrix engineers and built precisely to user requirements and operating conditions. They cost-effectively produce from 3,
Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,
h e S o c i e t y of N a v a l A r c h i t e c ts a n d M a r i n e E n g i n e e r s ( S N A M E) m e m b e r s h i p d o o r s have o p e n e d to e m b r a c e a n e w g r o u p of t a l e n t ed a n d c a p a b l e p e o p l e who wish to a d v a n c e t h e s o c i e t y ' s g o a l s .
NEI Syncrolift of Miami, Fla., a world leader in shiplift technology, has received two more orders for shiplifts and transfer systems valued in excess of $3 million. One order for an eight-hoist unit with a lifting capacity of 1,150 tons was placed by the TOA Corporation of Japan.
Malcolm W. MacLeod, president and CEO of Moran Towing Corporation, recently announced the appointment of three new vice presidents of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., the New York operating subsidiary of the corporation. The new vice presidents are Bruce D.