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$30-Million Order Signed By Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd.

Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and

 

High Times Again in Singapore?

Singapore, once revered for its seem- ingly insurmountable edge in the ship repair and conversion business, has fall en on harder times in recent years. The forces which have slowed the area's break-neck pace of expansion and dom- inance are not

Resilient Dutch Network

As a bastion of ship production in the under 10,000-dwt-vessel range, the industry in the northern Netherlands continues to demonstrate true global competitiveness in its chosen fields of endeavor. While much of European shipbuilding bewails the intensified onslaught from the Orient,

Alabama Docks Buys Land For Expansion

The Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Ala., has purchased 143 acres of prime waterfront property for additional port expansion, according to an announcement by Robert M. Hope, director. Mr. Hope said the property was acquired at a cost of $11 million from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.

Vecom Takes Over Marine Division Of Houseman

The Marine Division of the British company, Houseman (Burnham) Ltd. has been acquired by Vecom B.V. of Maassluis, Netherlands. Aiming at strengthening its water treatment operations in specific geographical areas of the industrial market, Houseman

Wheelock Maritime Ltd. Orders Two Bulkers From China Corporation

The Wheelock Maritime International Limited of Hong Kong has placed an order with the China Corporation of Shipbuilding Industry of Beijing for the construction of two 27,000-dwt Lakes-fitted bulk carriers. These vessels will be built by CCSI's Dalian

Two-Stroke Milestones

Eastern seaboard operator Gypsum Transportation provided a beacon for the industry when it nominated a camshaftless, electronically controlled Sulzer diesel engine for its 50,000-dwt-bulker newbuild project. Now, the interests behind a Mediterranean

Galician Grit

Independent Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J Barreras has again showed its mettle by delivering two specialized vessels within the space of just a few days, and by landing a three-ship contract to take its orderbook into mid 2003. Three years after

 
 
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