March 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Avondale Appoints Douglas L. Oehrlein

Avondale Shipyards has announced the appointment of Douglas L. Oehrlein as marketing manager for the main yard located on the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles above New Orleans, La. Avondale Shipyards is a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation and is one of the largest and most successful shipyards in the United States.

Avondale provides a wide range of marine products and services.

The main yard is actively involved in construction of merchant ships including LASH, SEABEE, container, LNG, LPG ships and tankers. Many Avondale standard ship designs are available. In addition, Avondale's large engineering staff can provide specialized vessel designs or bid competitively to build the customer's design. Specialized vessel construction has included drilling rigs, barges, naval supply vessels, and dredges. In addition, repair and conversion services are available. Avondale's new floating drydock is 900 feet long, has 220-foot clearance width, and is 78 feet high to the top of the wing walls. The drydock can accommodate large supertankers and many other unusual structures.

The drydock is available 44 weeks of the year for major conversion and repair services.

Mr. Oehrlein brings to Avondale 11 years of sales experience.

He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii's engineering department, and had held marketing positions in the marine industry with SteelShip Corporation and Tidewater Marine Service.

For more information on Avondale's design and construction a c t i v i t i e s , contact Douglas L.

Oehrlein at Avondale Shipyards, Inc., P.O. Box 50280, New Orleans, La. 70150.

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