Technical proposals for the shipment of natural gas under compression rather than in the refrigerated, liquefied state have surfaced from time to time over the years, but have received a lukewarm response from the marine industry. The considerable
A recent clutch of 'Rolls-Royce' shipboard equipment and technology contracts in Norway arising out of specialized, capital-intensive newbuild projects testified to the U.K. group's march into the commercial marine domain. For sure, the emergence
Hoffman Maritime Consultants Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of Finn C. Michelsen as Technical Director. Dr. Michelsen will be responsible for all products, including the Helm family of guidance systems currently being marketed to the offshore industry,
Kenneth Wood has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Halifax Industries Limited of Nova Scotia. He succeeds William J. Riley, who is leaving Halifax to become "more involved in offshore and other developmental activities." Mr.
Brunvoll AS of Norway reports that demand for its new custom-built thrusters is running high. The company has a long history of building thruster units of all types for a wide range of vessels, from cruise ships to offshore ships and cable layers.
Twin Disc recently introduced the line of coaxial in-line models of the NICO MGN Series of marine transmissions covering a range of up to 3,729 kw (5,000 hp). The company has announced an extension of this line to include horizontal and vertical
Newfoundland's Premier Brian Peckford has announced that the National Research Council of Canada has given final approval for the construction in St. John's of a $46.8-million marine research institute that will accelerate the Province's promising offshore oil potential.
Danish Company Fiberline Composites A/S has a long history in the production of gratings, stairs, railings and load-carrying constructions in GRP (glass reinforced fiber). The materials have been incorporated in a number of references throughout the maritime realm,
The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,
The appointment of Edward G. Ogden as chief engineer has been announced by Bernard Delannoy, executive vice president of De- Long Corporation, 29 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10006. DeLong is engaged in the design and construction of piers, docks,