Hellen Speaks On Finland's Future Plans To Compete For Building Of Large Tankers

Nils Hellen, managing director of the Association of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, recently visited the United States by invitation of the Finnish American Chamber of 'Commerce. Mr. Hellen, in his address as guest speaker to


Bell Aerospace A w a r d e d $ 1 0 2 M i l l i on To Build Six M o r e LCACs For U.S. N a v y

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,

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

SNAME Chesapeake Section Elects Officers- Hears Paper On Domestic LNG Vessel Construction

The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its final meeting of the 1976-77 season at the Officers Club of the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The meeting included election of officers for the next year,

BC Ferry Contract Stirs Controversy

A contract to build three double-ended RoRo Ferries for the Canadian Shipping Company British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. has been won by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The total value of the contracts is approximately $325 million Canadian.

Bates To Retire As ACL Chairman At End Of '83, —Koch Named Successor

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) announced recently that Philip Bates will retire as chairman and chief executive of Atlantic Container Line Services, Limited, Southampton, U.K., on December 31, 1983. Bengt Koch will succeed Mr. Bates. "The orders

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

Marathon Introduces Semisubmersible For Gulf Of Mexico Environment

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,

Oil Industry Wary About Buying New Leases Off California

Despite the lure of large discoveries, the oil industry is wary about risking its money in proposed new lease sales off California's coast because of fierce opposition ranging from small local groups to the governor. The oil industry has learned

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

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