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The 1,550 new job projection will bring with it $60 million in new wages and $2 million in tax revenue for San Diego.
The simultaneous announce- ment of Southwest Marine's ac- quisition of California Shipbuild- ing and Dry Dock Co. in San
Pedro gives Southwest Marine six yards along California's coast- line, with facilities in San Diego,
National City, Chula Vista, San
Francisco, and now two yards in
The new San Pedro facility has one 2,500-ton drydock, one 1,000- ton drydock and a 45-ton Gantry crane. The yard also has total ship capabilities to serve the en- tire repair needs of offshore sup- port vessels and the tuna fleet.
Southwest Marine now has six drydocks ranging from 1,000-ton to 22,000-ton lifting capacity, and is in the process of finalizing plans for drydock facilities in its
San Francisco yard.
Southwest Marine's San Diego yard overall renovation plan, in- cluding the new drydock, calls for two large concrete piers, util- ity and parking lot improve- ments, two shore platforms, a 65-ton Gantry crane railway, and construction of all new shop fa- cilities. "We are preparing for the most modern, cost-effective, ship repair yard on the West Coast," said Mr. Engel. "We are in the process of reconstructing our yard into a state-of-the-art, in- novative facility that, in our era of the 80s is being created for the 21st century."
New Puget Sound Section
Of MTS Elects Officers
The Puget Sound Section of the Marine Technology Society elected officers at its first gen- eral meeting, held recently at the Seattle Aquarium. Nearly 200 persons attended the meeting and were given a behind-the- scenes tour of the aquarium.
Officers elected were: chair- man — Ken W. Mohn, principal marketing representative for off- shore operations within Honey- well's Marine Systems Division in Ballard. Mr. Mohn is involved in selling sophisticated equip- ment to the offshore petroleum industry; vice chairman — B.
Glenn Ledbetter. Mr. Ledbetter has been included in various ma- rine-related activities in the Pa- cific Northwest for 15 years. He was instrumental in reestablish- ing the Puget Sound Section of
MTS; secretary — Comdr. Frank
Hughes, executive officer at the
Naval ROTC unit at the Univer- sity of Washington. He is a 25- year Navy man with a doctorate in oceanography; and treasurer—
Richard B. Tripp, manager of technical services for the School of Oceanography at the Univer- sity of Washington. Mr. Tripp has been involved with the School of Oceanography for 18 years.
MTS provides a medium for the exchange of marine-related science and technology for all in- terested individuals. For more information on the section, con- tact Commander Hughes at (205) 543-0170.
Orders Received For New
Niigata-SEMT Engine —Literature Available
Niigata Company, the Japan- ese licensee of Societe D'Etudes
De Machines Thermiques (SEMT) recently reported the receipt of three orders for the Pielstick diesel engine type 6PA5L.
The engine was introduced late in 1982 and was jointly devel- oped by SEMT and Niigata. One engine was ordered by Hamaya
Suisan Co. Ltd. as main propul- sion for a salmon trawler. The other two engines are for Abu
Dhabi Enterprise Co. Ltd. for the propulsion plant of a new off- shore support vessel.
For more information on the
Pielstick 6PA5L engine,
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