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New England Company Receives U.S. Funds To Investigate Giant Sphere As Offshore Oil Terminal

The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,

 

New Mono-Hull Form Provides Ultra-Stable Drilling Platform

A new mono-hull form having motion characteristics almost equivalent to many semi-submersibles in operational sea states has been developed and marketed by Waller Marine, Inc., a Houston-based marine design and construction organization. The concept, originally conceived and patented by F.

Type 45 Destroyer Build Plans Modified

The Secretary of State for Defense announcement on the royal Navy's Type 45 destroyer was hailed as a boon for South Coast Shipbuilding, as the revised strategy means that Vosper Thornycroft (VT) will play a significant role in the Type 45 program, building sections for all ship in the class.

Bird-Johnson Names Gulf Coast Manager

Jim Darby has been appointed Gulf Coast regional manager for Bird-Johnson Company, a leading manufacturer of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems. Mr. Darby will manage Bird- Johnson Company's Marine Division sales office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Suite 112E, Houston, Texas 77081.

Dredge Technology Corp. Formed In New York

John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., naval architects, marine engineers and consultants of New York, N.Y., and IHC-Holland of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, announce their joint establishment of Dredge Technology Corporation at Suite 3000, One World Trade Center, New York, N.

IMarE/RINA Joint Offshore Group International Conference Dates Set

The Institute of Marine Engineers in association with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects is organizing and sponsoring an international conference in London, May 20-21, 1992. The theme of the conference is "Offshore Safety: Protection of Life and the Environment.

Hvide Shipping Appoints Fitzgerald Vice President Government Relations

Jean Fitzgerald has been appointed vice president, government relations, at Hvide Shipping Incorporated and its affiliates. Prior to joining the Fort Lauderdale-based company, he served as the executive director of the Port Everglades Association.

Conoco Plans Tension Leg Platform For N. Sea Depths To 2,000 Feet

Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced plans for a new type of drilling and production platform capable of operating in 2,000-foot waters, twice as deep as the previous record. The company expects the new platform to be operating in the North Sea in four years.

SNAME President Names Committee Chairmen

Robert T. Young, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/ technical organization for members of the marine industry, has announced the following committee chairmen for 1977: Committee on Applications — chairman, Dr.

CADCOM, Inc. Appoints F. William Helming

Dr. Charles O. Heller, president of CADCOM, Inc., Annapolis, Md., has announced the appointment of F. William Helming as program director for CADCOM's Washington, D.C. office. In his new position Mr. Helming will have responsibility for sales and marketing,

 
 
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