Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. in Ulsan, South Korea, has recently delivered the 23,500- dwt bulk carrier Kowulka (shown above) to her Australian owner, Gypsum Resources Australia Pty. Ltd. This vessel has special significance, as she
NKK (Nippon Kokan) has delivered a 1 6 , 5 0 0 - d w t chemical product carrier, the M/ T Essi Gina, to BJ. Ruud Pedersen A/S, a major Norwegian shipowner. Masato Hiraki, NKK New York general manager, said the ship was constructed at NKK's Tsu Works,
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
The 133,361-dwt bulk carrier World Dulce (shown above) was completed recently at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen for Kingdom Company S.A., Panama. This large-capacity bulker was developed specifically to meet world industry's growing raw materials needs.
Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News, Va., launched and christened the U.S. Navy's newest Nimitz Class aircraft carrier, the Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), at recent ceremonies at the yard. JoAnn Webb, wife of the Secretary of the Navy, James H.
Contracts worth the equivalent of $84.2 million for the building of two 170,000-dwt bulk carriers were signed recently in Rio de Janeiro by the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social national development bank and the stateowned Docenave bulk carrier fleet.
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
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) recently signed a contract with Kosan Tankers A/S of Denmark to build a semi-pressurized and fully refrigerated 4,300-cubic-meter LPG carrier. The vessel will be about 322- 1/2 feet long, 53 feet wide and will have a depth of 33.
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
A computer-based simulator for training engine room officers of supertankers will go into operation early in 1978 under a development contract signed between the Organization for Industrial Research TNO, a Dutch corporation, and Esso Tankvaart Maatschappij B.