Bell Aerospace Textron, Division of Textron Inc., has just been awarded a $102-million contract to construct additional air cushion landing craft for the U.S. Navy. The contract was announced by John J. Kelly, senior vice president and general manager of Bell Aerospace Textron,
Construction will begin soon on the first of two diesel-powered, twin-screw 10,000-gpm fireboats for the City of Long Beach, Calif. The boats were designed by the Seattlebased naval architecture and marine engineering firm of Nickum & Spaulding Associates.
Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company of Houston recently announced its new GranGulf® Class semisubmersible drilling unit that is rated to drill in water depths up to 3,000 feet and can carry a deck load of 4,000 tons. As the leading U.S. producer of offshore drilling units,
Sun Ship, Inc. has named Spencer L. French vice president, program support. In this post, Mr. French will report directly to Sun Ship president Robert H. Campbell, and will be responsible for all functions that support ship construction activities.
J.W. Bean, p r e s i d e n t , Eagle Dredging Corp., New Orleans, La., a joint venture of C.F. Bean Corp. and Adriaan Volker Dredging Company, Rotterdam, Holland, has announced the signing of a $25-miIlion contract with Avondale Shipyards, Inc.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William H. Taft IV announced recently that the Department of Defense would use its current review of the FY 1988 defense program and budget to assess the requirements for both FY 1988 and FY 1989. The product of this review will be a twoyear budget.
Fourteen foreign governments and the European Community have protested legislation that tightens domestic shipping law restrictions on dredging in American waters. Protesters say the measure, inserted into the fiscal year 1992 Maritime Administration spending bill by Representative W.
A S E A A w a r d e d $ 3 . 5 - M i l l i on O r d e r For S h a f t G e n e r a t o rs — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le
A contract worth approximately $3.5 million for seven shaft g e n e r a t o r systems has been awarded to the marine department of ASEA Inc., White Plains, N.Y., by Stolt-Nielsen, Inc., the Greenwich, Conn.-based owner and operator of one of the world's largest chemical tanker fleets.