Textron Marine Systems (TMS), a division of Textron Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a $6.5-million contract for the construction of two Surface Effect Ship (SES), multipurpose fireboats for New York City. The announcement was made by TMS president J o h n J .
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
The budget request sent to Congress on February 4 provides a picture of changing priorities and increasing fiscal constraints in Navy spending. $16.9 Billion For Shipbuilding The Navy has asked for $8.6 billion to build 12 ships in FY 1992 and $8.
Nice, France—November 12-15 Gastech 85, the International LNG/LPG Conference and Exhibition, will be held November 12-15 at the new Palais des Congres "Acropolis" in Nice, France. This meeting will be the 11th in the very popular series, and the third to be held in France,
Ecomarine USA recently awarded two Louisiana shipyards contracts to build the first of two series of multimission environmental vessels, model ECO-8OO and the model ECO-110. The vessels will monitor and control water pollution and clean up oil slicks and other chemi- cal spills.
In a recent study titled "Ship Costs: Their Structure and Significance," by Drewry Shipping Consultants of London, Drewry argues that cost-cutting for shipowners has gone as far as it can go. As a result, "the outlook is for an end to cheaply acquired and cheaply run ships,
Systems Engineering Associates Corporation of Cherry Hill, N.J. (SEACOR) was recently awarded four contracts by the Navy and a private shipbuilder. The contracts are for a variety of engineering design and logistics projects, and total $8.4 million.
Through technology advancements, the major manufacturers of shipboard electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise and communications faster and easier. Newer, more powerful lorans,
Five of the largest European shipbuilders recently met in Madrid to join forces and develop a new tanker design for the 21st century. The group, which included Spain's Astilleros Espanoles S.A., Germany's Bremer Vulkan and Howaldtswerke- Deutsche Werft,
The first seawater hydraulic multi- function tool system ever developed for Navy divers has been approved for Navy use by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The acceptance marks the culmination of a major 10-year research and development