Dignitaries from the international and national welding and business communities recently gathered in Houston, Texas, for the commissioning ceremony of Oerlikon Welding Industries's new $7-million welding consumables manufacturing facility. Oerlikon Welding Industries (OWI),
Europe's fledgling offshore wind power industry has produced an order for an entirely new breed of vessel designed to transport and position wind turbines. U.K.- based engineering firm Mayflower Energy has contracted one such vessel from Shanhaiguan
Oceans '81, the annual conference and exhibition sponsored by the IEEE Council of Oceanic Engineering and the Marine Technology Society, will be held September 16-18 at the Sheraton Hotel, Boston, Mass. A record 300 technical presentations will be made by eminent persons from academe,
The recent combined meeting of the San Diego Sections of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and The American Society of Naval Engineers was hosted by the SNAME Section. The meeting was opened by Phil Weintraub, SNAME Section chairman,
At a recent meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a film was shown by George M. Bonnett of Deepsea Ventures Inc. on "Mining the Oceans." Deepsea Ventures Inc. of Gloucester Point, Va., has
The nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, recently began operation for the National Science Foundation (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program. To be operated under the direction of Antarctic Support Associates (ASA),
In its efforts to provide complete, competitive electronic systems and services to the multifaceted marine industry, the Radio Holland Group (RHG)-Houston is now providing leasing, sales and service of survey equipment and sales. RHG was recently appointed exclusive U.
Richard V. Warden, president of ITT Decca Marine, Inc., 40 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019, has announced the appointment of Peter Bauer as product line manager of echosounders, autopilots and gyrocompasses, of the newly formed Products Management Group; John G.
Gdansk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa has expanded its formidable reputation with the completion of two RoRo to cableship conversions. Located in Poland, the yard took on its premiere job within this niche in December 2000 when it converted the vessel Prerow, followed by Lodbrog in January 2001.
The potential of the sea as a major source of energy as well as the prime route over which huge quantities of fuel are transported makes it particularly appropriate that the theme "Energy Research in the Oceans" has been selected for the first