An $88 Billion Market For Marine Suppliers Second In A Series Of Articles — "Selling To The Navy" The dominant role played by commercial shipyards and civilian personnel in the construction of Naval vessels and in the selection and purchase of equipment cannot be overemphasized.
Having already put down a marker for the industry by converting the main engine of one of its ships to full electronic control, Norwegian chemtanker specialist Odfjell has further endorsed the technology by nominating a twostroke electronic engine from the outset for a newbuild project.
The Washburn & Doughty shipyard recently delivered the 105- foot Bountiful II (shown above) to Capt. Edison Love of Portland, Maine. The combination scalloperdragger is the eighth vessel to be delivered by the Bath, Maine, shipyard in the past 21 years.
The U.S. Navy continues to be the major driver of business for shipyards and marine equipment suppliers in the United States. A status report for shipbuilding programs and a summary of the FY 1990/91 Navy ship procurement budget is provide below.
Grandin S. Vought, an executive at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company in Chester, Pa., since 1983, has been named vice president for operations with responsibility for all phases of new ship construction, it was recently announced by William T.
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., recently appointed Peter J. Gwyn to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gwyn brings over 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position and is joining Bird- Johnson from the Massachusetts Shipbuilders Corporation,
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.
Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) recently delivered what is believed to be the world's largest tuna purse seiner. Built by Hijos de J Barreras, part of AESA, and named the Albacora, the tuna purse seiner is 334
Norwegian industrial group Kvaerner's subsidiary Kvaerner Eureka recently signed contracts with shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries worth about $6.6 million for help in construction of LNG carriers. Kvaerner Eureka will assist Hyundai in the
Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group, recently received two contracts worth more than $138 million from the U.S. Navy. The first contract is for the detail design and construction of two TAGS- 60 Class oceanographic