ARAMCO has awarded a contract to Verolme Brazil (VERB) for the construction of four selfelevating platforms. The contract is valued at more than $125 million. The platforms were designed by Gusto Engineering of Schiedam, Holland. Three will be used for wellservicing and fire-fighting,
Queen Mary 2 will not only be the largest, tallest and fastest passenger ship of its type in the world; it will also revive the august tradition of the transatlantic liner and take the design of such vessels several steps further into the future The
BMD Posts Successful Year; Eyes Retrofit Market Following a period of transition and consolidation of its marine operations, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, at one time one of the leading shipbuilders in the nation, has made a successful transformation into one of the leading U.
Cheverton Workboats of Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, have been licensed by Rigships Limited to produce the well-known North series of versatile glass reinforced polyester hulls designed by naval architects Murray, Cormack Associates. Cheverton
A new technical committee, the Offshore Committee, has been formed by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Its purpose is to give wider emphasis to the offshore aspects of naval architecture and ocean engineering than heretofore,
An initiative to develop a new breed of medium-speed, economical and environmentally compatible, commuter ferry for Norwegian trunk routes has won early approbation from the service operating fraternity. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has
Nils Lucander, Lucander Designs of San Perlita, Texas, has announced the formation of a design a s s o c i a t i o n with Dave J. Dowhos of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This association, says Mr. Lucander, came about because of a mutual need.
A 160-foot motor-assisted commercial windship using the principle of the airfoil has been designed by Jeffrey Dunan for a northern California corporation that plans to use the craft for marine research. The $7-million vessel is scheduled to be completed
A technical publication called "Paper No. 20," featuring two reports on the role of the propeller in economical ship operation, is being: offered by Stone Manganese Marine Ltd. One report, by L. Hawdon, technical director of Stone Manganese, and G.
FBM Marine Ltd. of Cowes, Isle of Wight, has won a contract to build three new catamaran ferry craft for the Riverbus Partnership who operate the RiverBus service on the River Thames. The 62-seat catamarans are specifically designed for use on riverine and harbor ferry routes.