Dignitaries from the international and national welding and business communities recently gathered in Houston, Texas, for the commissioning ceremony of Oerlikon Welding Industries's new $7-million welding consumables manufacturing facility. Oerlikon Welding Industries (OWI),
Bayou Black Shipyard, Gibson, La., recently delivered the push boat Delta Christie (shown above) to C.D. Blankenship of New Orleans. The boat is 60 feet long, has a 25-foot beam, and a 9-foot depth midship. The fuel capacity is approximately 16,000 gallons.
A&P Tyne re-delivered the FPSO Haewene Brim to Holland's Bluewater following an extensive upgrading to its process plant and hull maintenance period refit. The vessel will now return to the Pierce Field in the U.K. sector of the North Sea under charter to Shell U.
Oceans '81, the annual conference and exhibition sponsored by the IEEE Council of Oceanic Engineering and the Marine Technology Society, will be held September 16-18 at the Sheraton Hotel, Boston, Mass. A record 300 technical presentations will be made by eminent persons from academe,
At a recent meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a film was shown by George M. Bonnett of Deepsea Ventures Inc. on "Mining the Oceans." Deepsea Ventures Inc. of Gloucester Point, Va., has
The new generation of lightweight marine satcom antennas are achieving large savings for shipowners, according to a study recently completed by Navidyne Corporation. Navidyne's vice president of marketing, Jerry N. Wilson, stated that as much as $8,
A veteran of many strategic Navy assignments at sea and at home since his graduation from the U.S. Navy Academy in 1940, Rear Adm. Vincent P. Healey (ret.) has joined EDO Corporation as general manager of the company's Washington office. EDO, with headquarters in College Point, N.
While in the process of converting the S/T Keystone Canyon from 165,000 dwt to 125,000 dwt at the Northwest Marine Iron Works Shipyard in Portland, Ore., BP Oil of Cleveland, Ohio, has also added a complete system of closed gaging cargo monitoring equipment.
Mechanical Equipment Company, Inc. (MECO), New Orleans, is marketing three new waste heat recovery evaporators for the production of fresh water. Applications include offshore drilling rigs and production platforms, pipelaying barges, tankers, cargo vessels, tugboats, survey ships, etc.
The nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, recently began operation for the National Science Foundation (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program. To be operated under the direction of Antarctic Support Associates (ASA),