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TTS Receives $5.5-Million Contract
In Shipyard Modernization
Total Transportation Systems (International) A/S (TTS) recently announced the receipt, through its
United Kingdom subsidiary, of a $5.5-million contract to significant- ly modernize the steel fabrication facilities at Kvaerner Govan Lim- ited in Glasgow, Scotland.
The historic Govan shipyard, which last year was bought by the
Norwegian Kvaerner Group, plans to become of one Europe's most pro- ductive shipbuilders through the in- troduction of state-of-the-art tech- nology. Its contract with TTS in- cludes a new panel production line, a web line, a profile cutting line, and a new automated plant for shot- blasting and painting of plates and profiles.
The custom-designed equipment will be engineered by TTS in Nor- way, and will be manufactured by
Norwegian and British subcontrac- tors. All welding equipment as well as a numerically controlled cutting machine will be supplied by the
Swedish ESAB Group. ESAB is a world leader in welding and cutting technology and a partner in TTS's shipbuilding activities.
The new equipment will be deliv- ered in the second half of this year.
The contract includes installation, operator training, and start-up as- sistance. Prior to winning the con- tract, TTS provided consulting as- sistance to analyze the yard's mate- rial flow and advise on the most cost-effective technical solutions.
TTS recently received a similar but smaller contract from a promi- nent German shipyard. Together, the two contracts confirm TTS's leading position as a supplier of shipyard production lines, resulting from the company's determined ef- forts to develop new shipbuilding technology.
According to Einar Pedersen, managing director of TTS, the out- look for the international shipbuild- ing industry is now rapidly improv- ing after several difficult years. As a consequence, TTS is currently hav- ing discussions with several ship- yards wishing to expand or modern- ize their facilities, and there is a new interest among shipbuilders to take advantage of new technology to im- prove productivity.
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Dr. Daniel True Appointed
Senior Research Civil
Engineer At NCEL
Dr. Daniel G. True, senior re- search civil engineer at the Naval
Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL), Port Hueneme, Calif., has been promoted to director of the
Seafloor Engineering Division.
He succeeds Norman D. Al- bertsen who has been appointed manager of the laboratory's Tech- nology Base Program.
Dr. True's new duties include the supervision of 13 full-time pro- fessional and support personnel and management of an annual budget of approximately $2 million. The divi- sion is responsible for all Navy ocean facilities engineering research relating to the seafloor, including anchors, cables, foundations, pipe- lines, and breakout and recovery.
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