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Canada To Seek Bids On $C43-Million Drydock For
Use At Halifax Shipyards
A 43.5-million Canadian dollar agreement was signed recently for the purchase of an oversized Pan- amax floating dock for Halifax
Shipyards of Nova Scotia.
The new dock will be capable of handling all types and sizes of vessels up to 115,000 dwt, and when commissioned will enable
Halifax Shipyards to carry out repairs to the vast majority of vessels trading in the North At- lantic area.
The floating dock, tenders for which will be called for in early
April, will be purchased by the
Canadian Federal Government and the Provincial Government of
Nova Scotia on an 80-20 cost- share basis and owned by the
Government of Nova Scotia. It will then be leased to Halifax
William J. Riley, president and chief executive officer of Halifax
Industries, owner-operator of
Halifax Shipyards, said: "The new dock will mean that Halifax
Shipyards can offer shipowners worldwide a complete service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—re- gardless of the vessel's size. It will widen our potential market very considerably."
The agreement to purchase the floating dock was signed jointly by the Honorable John Buchanan, Sfis tllflft w . eUs tor
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When completed in 1981, the new dock will provide immediate additional employment for about 360 people, bringing the total la- bor force of the yard to over 1,000 employees. Construction of the drydock will cost 35 million
Canadian dollars ar.d a further 8.5 million Canadian dollars will provide moorings, on-shore infra- structure and other equipment.
The dock will join Halifax Ship- yards' other floating dock — the
Scotiadock — which only recently came into operation. This dock (185 meters by 25.2 meters— about 607 feet by 83 feet) has a maximum lifting capacity of 16,000 tons.
The yard also operates a grav- ing dock (length 172.9 meters— about 567 feet, draft over keel blocks 9.15 meters—about 30 feet, open width 24.4 meters—about 80 feet) as well as two slipways used for the construction of trawlers and five marine railways across the harbor at Dartmouth Marine
When completed, the new dock will be positioned inside the yard's operation on the Halifax side of the ice-free harbor.
Bandon Elected VP
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John F. Bandon
The election of John F. Bandon to the position of vice president and general manager of Curtis
Bay Towing Co. of Pennsylvania was recently announced by Mal- colm W. MacLeod, president. Mr.
Bandon succeeds the former man- ager of Curtis Bay's Philadelphia,
Pa.-based operation, Eric W.L.
Heeley, who passed away Janu- ary 3, 1980, after a short illness.
Curtis Bay Towing has tug fleets based in Baltimore, Md., and Hampton Roads, Va., as well as Philadelphia, and provides har- bor, inland, and ocean towage to the marine industry.
Mr. Bandon comes to Curtis
Bay from Martin Marietta Corpo- ration, where he was marine man- ager and district sales manager for the New York area. His ex- tensive marine background also included 17 years with Red Star
Towing & Transportation Co., Inc. of New York, where he advanced from dispatcher to executive vice president. 10 ZIDELL Maritime Reporter/Engineering News