Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp. (Norshipco) of Norfolk, Va., recently used its 950- foot floating drydock "Titan" in a unique operation to help in the construction of a new tunnel under the Elizabeth River — in addition to the drydock's normal ship repair function.
Norfolk Shipbuliding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has dedicated its new $5-million, 1,030-foot pier for general ship repair, marking completion of the initial phase of an expansion program expected to nearly double the yard's current 2,200 employment within four years.
The world's second largest shipbuilding nation, Korea, is in the midst of a shipbuilding boom. All the leading indicators— order receipts, actual ship construction, backlogs and ship prices—are all on the rise. According to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KSA),
The arrival of the Port of Portland's 982-foot-long floating Dry- Dock 4 completes five years of research, planning and construction, and was made possible by the confidence and financial support of Portland Metropolitan Area voters. The Japanese
Atlantic Sandblasting & Coatings, Inc. was recently awarded a sandblasting and coatings contract for a total of 14 ships by PEMEX and Sociedad Civil Seccion of Mexico. The first ship of a total of 14, the Plan de Guadalupe, arrived in Tampa, Fla.
ASRY's services were high in demand last year, as the yard reported a satisfactory performance for 1999, following the record volume of repairs seen in 1998. A total of 114 vessels underwent repair work at ASRY — ranging from ULCCs to offshore
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Maryland yard, Bethship-Sparrows Point, has signed a letter of intent with Morrison Knudsen to build the tunnel sections for the new thirdtunnel to be installed under Boston Harbor. The job will require 35 million pounds of steel.
Hong Kong will soon be able to offer some of the world's most up-to-date ship repair facilities, according to Jack Barrass of Hongkong United Dockyards. The facilities will incorporate a giant HK$40-million floating drydock which was constructed in Sasebo, Japan.