An agreement has been signed between Consafe Offshore AB and Gotaverken Arendal AB, both of Sweden, for the construction of two semisubmersible accommodation and multiservice rigs, design GVA 2000. The total value of the order is approximately $140 million.
In the near future, an optimally graded MAN B&W four-stroke engine program of state-of-the-art design will be available in the output range between 3,300 kw and 12,000 kw, equipped to meet the propulsion requirements of the 90s. The new family
The merits of MAN B&W Holeby's L28/32 auxiliary engine series— one of the world's most popular heavy fuel-burning genset drives—have been enhanced by some recent significant design modifications. The fuel economy has been substantially improved,
—Literature Available The efficiency of evacuating high density passenger vessels with high freeboard has been greatly increased by borrowing an idea from the airline industry. Viking Life Saving Equipment has developed a marine escape slide (MES).
John M. Donnelly Jr., chairman of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), has announced the release of a new comparative energy efficiency report for freight transportation by truck, railroad, and inland barge. The AWO chairman said that the study,
Unless things change dramatically, I am writing as the last Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MarAd). At least the MarAd we have known, sometimes loved, but always needed for the last 50 years. As I look at the Administration's
—Free Literature Available— Two recent fiber innovations, Caprolan 2000 nylon with SeaGard™, and Spectra high-performance fibers are now available from leading rope manufacturers for heavy-duty marine applications. Both of these fibers are produced exclusively by Allied Fibers,
C a t e r p i l l a r M a r i n e Support Programs Help Lower O p e r a t i n g Costs Engine parts and service support for Caterpillar Marine Systems is available through a network of more than 300 marine-oriented dealer locations servicing more than 1,000 ports worldwide.
M o r m a c Ship Saves Fuel W i t h Westinghouse C o n t r o l System — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le
The S.S. Mormacsun, a tanker owned by Moore MacCormack Lines, Bulk Transport Inc., is burning $168 in fuel less per day utilizing combustion trim control systems manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Combustion Control Division, headquartered in Orrville,