Praised by colleagues in the German shipbuilding industry for its efficient, quality operation, Meyer Werft has been in business since 1795 — but has since 1975 been building a completely new shipyard, and most of the plants on-hand today were installed only in the last decade.
Following the successful modification of the jack-up drilling rig Britannia from a slot-type drilling unit to a cantilevered unit, completed recently within the contractual time, the Rotterdam Shipyard has contracted another rig modification job.
The Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine Technology Exhibition & Conference (SMM '94) — scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Hamburg—is a leading international show which will attract an estimated 32,000 vistitors from 49 countries. The exhibits portion
A christening ceremony on a newly built self-elevating drilling rig (shown above) was performed recently at the shipyard of Promet Private Limited in Singapore by Mrs. Y. Murase, wife of the s e n i o r vice p r e s i d e n t of Abu Dhabi Oil Company.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., recently announced promotions in the shipyard's Repair Department, as follows: Ed Hann, formerly repair superintendent, has been promoted to general superintendent-repair. He replaces Bob Nolde, who has retired.
The Penn Central Corporation's Marathon Manufacturing Company has signed $326 million in contracts with the Rowan Companies, Inc. for the construction of eight offshore oil and gas mobile drilling rigs. Marathon's marine construction order backlog now totals 43 rigs,
United States Cruises, Inc. (USCI) of Seattle has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction and conversion of the SS United States from a trans-Atlantic liner to a luxury cruise ship.
The expansion and modernization program being undertaken by the Brazilian shipbuilder Companhia Comercio e Navegacao, currently the world's fourth largest builder of "series" ships over 10,000 dwt, is now nearing completion. The program, which
Finland's Napa Oy has opened a Representation Office in Kobe, Japan, to strengthen the company's presence in the region. Naoki Mizutani has been appointed manager of the Representation Office in Japan. The company is committed to playing a key role in Southeast Asia,
Svenska Skum, a subsidiary of Unitor ASA, won contracts for the design and supply of external fire-fighting systems to a series of newbuilding fireboats under construction in Hong Kong and Greece. The Hong Kong contract involves the general design