Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies.
Newport News Shipbuilding has delivered the nuclear-powered, guided-missile cruiser Arkansas to the United States Navy. The Arkansas is the fourth Virginia Class cruiser built by the Virginia yard. Her keel was laid on January 17, 1977 and she was launched on October 21, 1978.
John Riley, vice president and general manager of Airfilco Engineering, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kevin McPherson as projects manager, with special responsibility for the commissioning and servicing of inert gas systems and generators.
In addition to its existing 700,000-dwt graving dock, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HMD) of Korea has completed the construction of two more graving docks with the capacity of 400,000 dwt and 150,000 dwt, respectively, and they were commissioned simultaneously early last month.
Santa Fe Drilling Company has ordered a second $80-million allweather, semisubmersible drilling unit, bringing to $442 million the value of new drilling equipment on order. E.L. Shannon Jr., chairman of the parent Santa Fe International Corporation,
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— SPD Technologies recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the Navy Switchgear Division of Brown Boveri Power Equipment Inc., based in Montgomeryville, Pa. Final terms of the transaction were expected to be completed May 27.
Gastech 78, the sixth LNG/ LPG meeting in the series, will be held from November 7-10, 1978, in the new Spelugues Conference Centre in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The meeting thus returns to Europe, following the outstandingly successful Gastech 76
Twelve high-performance adhesives and repair compounds for marine and industrial applications are featured in a six-page, technically oriented bulletin from ITW Philadelphia Resins of Montgomeryville, Pa. The bulletin also lists mixing ratios, cure time and packaging information.
Marine Management Systems (MMS), Inc., Stamford, Conn., recently received a contract to implement additional MMS ship management systems on-board five vessels operated by Oglebay Norton Company. The new shipboard condition monitoring and planned
Unitor Ships Service AS of Norway is offering a free 14-page color brochure on their full range of products and services for the operational, maintenance and safety systems on vessels and offshore units. With the extensive use of color photos and text,