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.
The "reborn" 525-foot-long Sally Albatross, the largest cruise liner ever built at Finnyards Ltd., the Finnish shipbuilder, was recently delivered to Finnish owner Oy Sally Line Ab of Helsinki. Through a unique approach, the submerged part of the previous Sally Albatross,
The 230,000-dwt tanker Amoco Singapore recently completed successful sea trials. Built at the Cadiz shipyard of Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., the vessel is the second in a series for Amoco Transport Company from the Gadiz yard. The first of the series,
The Shipyard Division of The Great Lakes Towing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, recently completed the drydocking and overhaul of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tug Forney. The work was completed on schedule and included tank and underwater hull inspection/preservation,
naval operations and the top U.S. Navy officer, last month was reported as recommending that the service stick to its plan to build a multi-billion-dollar class of new destroyers despite a crunch on funds for new warships. "I'd love to have DD-21," Adm.
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,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard and Houston Offshore International, Inc., recently commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs.
Swan Island Shipyard, Inc., a minority-owned business enterprise conceived through privately funded studies arranged by Portland City Commissioner Charles Jordan and some members of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, has completed its formal corporate organization.
Hapag-Lloyd Shipyard, Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently appointed Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., of New York, exclusive representatives for the U.S. The Hapag-Lloyd shipyard deals primarily with the repair, conversion, and fitting out of vessels of all types.
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