The West German shipyard Orenstein & Koppel, Lubeck, recently delivered the fourlegged, floating crane platform Biber 500. Built for Nassbaggerei Grun & Bilfinger of Hamburg, the platform was designed and constructed in 14 months. RSV Gusto Engineering B.
John T. Gilbride Jr., general manager of Todd's Seattle yard, recently announced the promotions of Lawrence H. Hagen to director of industrial and public relations, and Dennis M. Plumb to personnel manager. Mr. Hagen has been employed continuously
Swann Oil, Inc., an independent marketer of industrial fuel oils, recently announced the successful completion of sea trials and the formal christening of its wholly owned ocean tanker, the M/V Dolores Swann. The M/V Dolores Swann was constructed in Saint John,
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
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson Shipbuilder, Inc. (HUDSHIP), recently announced that he and Larry D. Hornbeck, president of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, have signed a contract for the construction
James R. Derusha has been appointed vice president of manufacturing at Marinette Marine Corporation, Ely Street, Marinette, Wis. 54143. It is the latest of several management positions Mr. Derusha has held during his 20 years with the Wisconsin shipbuilder.
The award of contracts to develop concept designs for strategic sealift medium-speed, roll-on/rolloff ships of two sizes, 950 feet and 700 feet, was recently announced by the U.S. Navy. Nine shipyards received contracts, each of which carries a value of about $250,000.
Congressman John M. Murphy, Chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Zenon N. Sdougos, Director, Marine Safety Division, Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), London, England, will be the principal speakers
Lips-Doran Company, a subsidiary of Lips Propeller Works of Drunen, the Netherlands, will establish one of its U.S. manufacturing and service facilities in Chesapeake, Va. Lips is one of the world's largest manufacturers of large monoblock propellers,
To integrate all aspects of new Naval construction in its Seattle, Wash., and Los Angeles, Calif., Divisions under previously announced contracts of over onehalf billion dollars, Todd Shipyards Corporation will establish a wholly owned subsidiary