appointed product development manager-Northwest for Simpson Timber Company. He succeeds John Gould, who is leaving fulltime employment. Dr. Bohme comes to Simpson from Champion International, where he had been director of the container technology,
First construction related to Newfoundland's $5-billion Hibernia offshore oil project is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 1986, it was announced in New York recently by Hal Barrett, Minister of Development and Tourism for the Canadian Provence.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point (Md.) shipyard delivered a record-shattering 530,- 000 deadweight tons of shipping in 1976. The yard launched two 265,000- dwt tankers and delivered two during 1976. The year ended with employment slightly down,
At a recent joint dinner meeting of the New England Section of the Marine Technology Society (MTS), and the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Prof. Eugene Allmendinger spoke on "Submersibles, Past, Present and Future,
Sea Containers Atlantic Ltd., the Bermuda affiliate of Sea Containers Inc., One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the signing of a letter of intent with Nippon Kokan K.K., Japan, for the construction of four large containerships.
The hull assembly nears completion as the icebreaker-type bow is installed on a new design gas turbine-powered oil tanker under construction at FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division in Portland, Ore. Setting the section as a whole is typical of PMC's modular construction method,
Huthnance Drilling Company has awarded Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard a contract for construction of a new jackup rig, the Acadian Spirit. The new rig, expected to be delivered in June 1979, will drill off Louisiana under
The Elizabeth River Project recently recognized NORSHIPCO as a top River Star for environmental contributions to improve the health of the Elizabeth The Ehz- abeth River Project granted River Star recognition to local businesses for their environmental
Valmet Corporation of Finland recently formed a new subsidiary, Intec Engineering, Inc. in Houston, with American and Dutch partners. The principal business of the new company is engineering, consulting, and selling its services to the offshore industry.
Marlin Drilling Co., Inc. has awarded Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard a contract for construction of a new independent leg jackup drilling rig. The new rig, to be named Marlin No. 14, is scheduled for delivery in August 1979, becoming Marlin's 10th offshore rig.