The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
The construction of the spherical, aluminum, LNG tanks for ships built to the Moss Rosenberg Verft A.S. design require skillful forming, machining and welding of the shell plates. For Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., of Japan, this skill is being
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has received contracts totaling $23,725,000 from the U.S. Navy, providing ship's service auxiliary power for three classes of vessels. Stewart & Stevenson will supply Detroit Diesel Allison, gasturbine- powered,
Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., announced that it has received a contract valued at $8 million at time of shipment, for eight advanced marine reduction gear units. The gears will be used for main power propulsion in the U.S. Navy's new guided missile frigates of the FFG-7 class.
The German corporation of Renk Tacke, a subsidiary of MAN B&W, has won an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to build the largest marine planetary gear unit the company has yet produced. The unit is intended for a VLCC tanker which will