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500th Voith Water Tractor, First Of New Generation, Now Under Construction*

—Report A v a i l a b l e— Over the years, numerous experiments have taken place in ship towage. One concept, however, has remained unchanged, that being the Voith water tractor. This year the 500th Voith water tractor is under construction, which

 

Special And Unique Tugs

Since opening in 1869, enlargement of the cross section of the Suez Canal has been carried out at frequent intervals such that the original cross section of 300 square meters for ships of up to 6.7 meters draft has increased to 1,800 square meters

Blohm+Voss: 125 Years Young

More than 125 years ago, on April 5, 1877, two young and ambitious engineers, Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss joined together to what has since evolved into one of Germany's most advanced and largest shipyards - Blohm + Voss Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik (shipyard

Nichols Delivers Another Passenger Catamaran To Red & White Fleet

Crowley Maritime's Red & White Fleet recently took delivery of a new 86-foot catamaran intended for passenger service between San Francisco and San Pablo Bay. The 400-passenger commuter vessel Dolphin was christened at the fitting-out yard of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc.

Offshore Technology Conference Scheduled For May 2-5 In Houston

The world's largest and most comprehensive technical conference and exhibition on offshore resource development, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), will be held in Houston, Texas, from May 2 through 5, 1977. OTC is an interdisciplinary meeting

Study To Evaluate Tanker-Based FPSO For Gulf Of Mexico

Brain Watt Associates, Inc. (BWA) of Houston, Texas, in conjunction with H.O. Mohr & Associates, Inc., Coflexip & Services, Inc., and Noble, Denton & Associates, Inc. has announced the initiation of a joint industry study assessing a tanker-based floating production,

International Firms Plan Large-Scale Operations In The Beaufort Sea

A joint venture called Arctic Dredging and Construction (ADCON) has recently been formed to engage in large-scale offshore construction projects required for development of oil resources in the Beaufort Sea. The new organization brings together the experience,

Lockheed Offshore Systems Opens Houston Branch Office

Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. announced that a branch office in Houston, Texas, has been opened for its Offshore Sy°+ems & Services organization. Named as manager of the new office at North Belt Place Three, 340 North Belt East, is James E. Lucas.

Cummins Announces Availability Of New XA' Series Diesel Engines

—Literature A v a i l a b l e— Cummins Engine Co., Inc., which acquired majority ownership of Onan Corporation in early 1986, recently announced an agreement with Hawker-Siddeley and Onan Corporation whereby Cummins will assume responsibility for the Onan L series diesel engines.

Butterworth Systems Names Lewis Engineering Manager

Mike Lewis has been appointed engineering manager of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd., Croydon, England. Butterworth Systems produces equipment for tank cleaning, underwater hull cleaning, o i l / w a t e r separation, and high-pressure water jetting for

 
 
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