Valmet Automation a.s. in Norway recently received an order for eight Damatic marine automation systems to be delivered to the Yugoslav shipyards Split and Uljanic. These systems include monitoring as well as control functions of the propulsion machinery and electrical power station,
A hose safety breakaway coupling designed to avert the danger of broken hoses and reduce the risk of pollution, will be shown for the first time in the United States at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, May 5-8, 1980. The hose
Wotan, a 600-ton lift crane mounted on a 300-foot-long barge (shown above) went into service on Puget Sound in mid-June. The floating crane, largest in use in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest on the West Coast, was christened in June
According to Capt. D.C. (Sandy Anderson, founder of Sail Freight International (SFI) of Greenwich, Conn., sail-assist should be viewed as a total performance improvement package and not solely as a fuel-conservation measure. In this light, sailassist undoubtedly
Waukesha Engine Division, Dresser Industries, Inc., Waukesha, Wise., has entered into technology purchase, development, and transfer agreements with Guascor, S.A., a diesel engine manufacturer based in Zumaia, Spain. The announcement was made by B.
North Sea Ferries, a joint operation between P&O of the United Kingdom and Nedlloyd of the Netherlands, has chosen Wartsila/Sulzer ZA40 medium-speed diesef engines for the two new cruise ferries con- tracted for in the U.K. and Japan. A total of eight engines will be supplied,
Maritime business commerce has changed rapidly over the last decade. In order to stay competitive, companies are increasingly inventing more efficient ways to conduct business. The advent of the Internet has created new tools to negotiate and complete
General Electric, Erie, Pa., has formed a new marketing organization, the International and Transportation Equipment Division (ITED). William J. Cimonetti has been named to head the division as vice president and general manager. The appointment was announced by Carl J.
No stranger to the cruising industry, Pamela Conover, president and COO of Cunard Line Ltd. Could undoubtedly be the reason behind the company's continual ability to capture and hold on to the rich British history that it has sustained since its establishment in 1840.
While seemingly miniscule in terms of deadweight tons ordered and delivered per year as compared to the shipbuilding business as a whole, the production of gas tankers, LNG and LPG, are high-value, high prestige orders that are likely to rise significantly in the coming years.