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Todd Shipyards Los Angeles Division
To Build Four 89,700-Dwt Tankers
At A Total Cost Of $136 Million
Todd Shipyards Corporation re- cently announced that it has signed contracts for the construction of four 89,700-dwt tankers at approximately $34 million per vessel. Two of the tankers will be built for subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., and the other two are to be construct- ed for affiliates of Seres Shipping,
Inc. United States Government com- mitments for guarantees under Title
XI of the Merchant Marine -Act of 1936, as amended, have been issued for each of the four vessels.
The vessels, to be built at Todd's
Los Angeles Division, will be 894 feet long, with a beam of 105 feet 9 inch- es, and a draft of. 49 feet. They are of the San Clemente class powered by steam, with an shp of 24,500. De- livery of the first vessel will be in
March 1977, with the balance at four- month intervals thereafter.
With the award of these contracts, and the prospect of substantial addi- tional shipbuilding business, the Los
Angeles Division of Todd promises a significant increase in employment and income for the San Pedro area.
Todd Los Angeles is capable of em- ploying 3,500 to 4,000 people, which would mean a payroll of $38 million or more annually.
The capital improvement program at Los Angeles, which is still under way, began over a year ago with the installation of a 975-foot craneway and a new 175-ton crane. Many addi- tional improvements have been made in the intervening year, including the installation of new blasting and paint- ing facilities, at a cost of just under $1 million, to comply with APCD re- quests for control of air pollution from industrial processes.
In all, a total of $12 million has been expended for facility expansion and improved production capability.
The multiship construction programs now in hand are fruits of this mod- ernization. Todd is spending $8 mil- lion more to extend and widen the existing shipways to accommodate the building of the 89,700-dwt tankers.
Two new cranes of 130-ton capa- city each have been purchased to be used on the extreme sides of the two building ways. Both ways are being extended to handle the new, longer ships—their new dimensions will be 900 feet by 126 feet. The new crane capability will now make possible lifts onto the ways of 200 tons or more.
As a part of the company's overall plan for an integrated network of
Autokon 71 at its four new-construc- tion yards, the Los Angeles Division is planning to purchase a CM-100 numerical-control burning machine for automatic shape cutting.
The Autokon 71 program, sponsor- ed by the Maritime Administration, is designed to reduce building costs and improve production methods.
The system was first developed by the Central Institute for Industrial
Research in Oslo, Norway, in con- junction with cooperating Norwegian shipyards. A computer is used for speed and precision, to provide lines fairing, steel plate development, plate nesting, numerically-controlled burn- ing, and many other shipbuilding functions.
A training program for both the design staff and shipyard production men is already under way for this system. The Autokon process has some 10 years of operating applica- tion in numerically defining ships' hulls.
Additional expenditures contem- plated at the Los Angeles Division will also increase heavy lift capabili- ties, outfitting, and other related ship production improvements. The semi- automated panel line, dust-controlled abrasive blast facility, assembly and fabricating installations have all been designed to suit construction of ships up to 100,000 dwt.
Stuart Jones To Head
New Tanker Planning
Stuart C. Jones
Stuart C. Jones has 'been appoint- ed special assistant to general man- ager of Todd's Los Angeles Divi- sion to assume responsibility for development, planning, and con- struction scheduling of the new 89,- 700-dwt tankers now on order.
Mr. Jones has a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in naval architecture and marine engineering, and is a registered professional engineer, state of California. He has served in top management positions in both ship repair and new construction and for the past three years has been on the staff of the Commission on American Shipbuilding, estab- lished by the President, to study this country's maritime needs and capability in comparison with facili- ties and methods of major ship- building yards throughout the world.
This unique combination of proved engineering and managerial capability, together with first-hand knowledge of worldwide shipbuild- ing techniques, will contribute sub- stantially to Todd's ability to meet the increasing demands on Ameri- can shipbuilders.
Mr. Jones is a member of The
Society of Naval Architects and
Marine Engineers, the American
Society of Naval Engineers, the
American Society for Public Ad- ministration, and the Institute of
Appointments to the position of president, vice president-controller, and vice president, sales and mar- keting, have recently been an- nounced by the Johnston Pump
Company. Johnston, headquartered in Glendora, Calif., is a leading manufacturer of vertical pumps for process, power, marine, agricultural and general industrial use.
Andrew W. Woodbury has been named as Johnston's president. He previously served as president for the Vertical Pump Division of
Goulds Pumps, Inc., and as vice president of the parent company.
Mr. Woodbury is a native of New
York City and holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in marine engineer- ing from the New York Maritime
College. He is presently chairing the vertical pump committee of the
Hydraulic Institute. According to
Mr. Woodbury, "The company has much enthusiasm for the future; the combination of the resources of
Johnston with Aerojet General, our parent company, gives us more than the necessary ingredients for an even more expansive growth."
Arco Files CDS
To Construct Two 380,000-Dwt Tankers
The Maritime Administration has received a construction differential subsidy to build two 380,000-dead- weight-ton tankers. The application for the vessels—for which no builder has been named—was filed by Atlan- tic Richfield Co., Los Angeles, Calif.
To be used to transport crude oil be- tween the Persian Gulf and the Unit- ed States East and Gulf Coasts, the tankers will cost about $114.5 million each.
Also named was Paul S. Chap- man as vice president, sales and marketing. Mr. Chapman has been with Johnston for 22 years, and has held various sales and managerial positions with the company before assuming the responsibilities of vice president, sales and marketing. Pri- or to his career with Johnston, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He has stud- ied engineering at North Carolina
State University and the Universi- ty of Maryland, and is also a gradu- ate of the UCLA School of Busi- ness Management.
Harry E. Madsen is now serving as Johnston's vice president-control- ler. Mr. Madsen was formerly chief financial officer for the Vertical
Pump Division of Goulds Pumps,
Inc. Prior to that position, he served for 23 years in various capacities with The Continental Copper and
Steel Company. He is an active member of The American Institute of Corporation Controllers. Mr.
Madsen is a native of New Jersey and has studied financial analysis and corporation management at
Levingston To Build
New-Type Offshore Rig
For Rowan Companies
A new-type semisubmersible off- shore drilling rig will be constructed by Levingston Shipbuilding Com- pany, Orange, Texas, according to a company announcement. The ves- sel, to be built for the Rowan Com- panies, has been designed by Earl and
Wright of San Francisco, Calif.
The drilling rig is scheduled for completion in late 1975, and will be able to drill to depths of 25,000 feet in 600 feet of water.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN SAN DIEGO: This 750-passenger 25-knot ferry is scheduled to be on the waters of San Francisco Bay this summer. The craft is one of three being built by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District by Campbell
Industries. To be propelled by Avco Lycoming gas turbines and Jacuzzi jets, the ferry- boats were designed by Nickum & Spaulding Associates of Seattle, Wash. The 165- foot vessels are being built to provide commuter transportation between San Francisco and southern and central Marin County, and to alleviate rush-hour congestion on the
Golden Gate Bridge. The two remaining vessels will go into service in 1975.
Officers Named By Johnston Pump Company
Andrew W. Woodbury Paul S. Chapman Harry E. Madsen
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