In response to the constant demand for improved performance and increased efficiency from vessel operators, a number of marine diesel manufacturers have either upgraded their existing engines, expanded current series or developed entirely new models.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), Tokyo, Japan, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., Chicago, 111., have signed an agreement with Oosterhuis Industries, Inc. of Belle Chasse, La., in which Oosterhuis will become the master distributor
The Inland Waterways Division of Pott Industries, Inc., St. Louis, recently christened its newest towboat, the M / V Mike Schmaeng, an 1,800-hp towboat, built by Inland Marine Constructors, Inc. of Evansville, Ind. The christening ceremonies were at Evansville.
—Literature Offered The Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors has announced a significant expansion of its product line by virtue of marketing agreement with Deere & Company, and has moved to streamline and tighten its manufacturing operations in North America.
Plans are moving ahead quickly for the Thirty-Sixth Annual Technical Conference of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec on February 14, 1984. The Annual Technical Conference,
Two Colt-Pielstick marine engines with associated gearing, supporting equipment and monitoring systems have been ordered from Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., by United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.
George A. Gabriles, president of Maencor, Inc., a Freeport, Texas, maintenance and engineering contracting firm for the marine, offshore, and chemical industries, has announced the addition of three management employees. Harry F. Koester Jr. joins the firm as c o n t r o l l e r , George H.
Propulsion machinery makers are keeping ahead of the market, and are well able to meet the requirement for increasing unit powers and operational flexibility with high economy. A difference of 2 g/kW-h in fuel consumption may not sound like very much,
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.
Lykes Bros. Steamship Company of New Orleans recently awarded contracts for the construction of two additional 2,500-TEU containerships to be built in Japan. These vessels, costing some $38 million each, will be identical to four others to be