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Peterson Builders Sign

NSRP Cooperative

Agreement With Navy

Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of

Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has signed a three-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Navy to become the

Lead Yard in Industrial Processes in the National Shipbuilding Re- search Program (NSRP). James

Rogness of PBI Industrial Engi- neering has been assigned the posi- tion of NSRP Program Manager and Technology Advocate.

The NSRP, under the auspices of

The Society of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers (SNAME), is a cooperative effort of industry, gov- ernment, and academia to perform shipbuilding research and develop- ment. Eight panels of experts in var- ious aspects of shipbuilding meet several times each year to discuss technical issues, monitor progress of current research and select projects for future research.

Over the next three years, PBI

Industrial Engineering will be re- sponsible for managing $4,000,000 worth of research and promoting the exploration and adaptation of new technologies in the areas of pro- duction planning; process control and improvement; fabrication, fit- ting and accuracy control; measure- ment and inspection methods; ma- terial development; metallurgical and corrosion studies; welding pro- cesses and techniques; flexible auto- mation; surface preparation and coating; data analysis; and compos- ite materials.

Gulf Copper To Provide

Facility, Services

For FPSO Conversion

Gulf Copper & Manufacturing

Corporation, Port Arthur, Texas, recently signed a contract with

Oceaneering Production Systems, a division of Oceaneering Internation- al, Inc., Houston, Texas, to provide facility and services to convert the tanker Baltimore Sea to a Floating

Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. This multimillion dollar project will include installa- tion of crude oil process equipment, six-point mooring systems, a heli- deck, and refurbishment of the ves- sel's marine systems. The ship ar- rived on February 1 and is expected to be in the yard through this sum- mer.

Gulf Copper is upgrading a new deep-draft pier near the existing facility. The first phase of this proj- ect is expected to be completed and available this spring. It will include 1,000 feet of bulkhead dock suitable for either ship or drill rig berthing.

Gulf Copper is very active in the current ship activation program for the Maritime Administration in support of U.S. activities in the Per- sian Gulf and was one of the first yards to activate two ships simulta- neously.

For free literature detailing the

Gulf Copper's facilities and serv- ices,

Circle 342 on Reader Service Card

MAN B&W Diesel Moves

To New USA Headquarters

MAN B&W Diesel, Inc. recently moved its USA headquarters to 17

State Street, New York, N.Y. 10004.

The telephone number is (212) 269- 0980, telefax number (212) 363- 2469.

Located at the new office are

Claus Windelev, president, Ed- ward A. Waryas, director, busi- ness development, and Lars K.

Thomsen, manager, spare parts sales and service.

MAN B&W Diesel, Inc. is a sub- sidiary of MAN B&W Diesel, one of the world's leading manufacturers and designers of diesel engines. The product line consists of two-stroke slow-speed engines and four-stroke medium-speed engines both for gen- erator set and propulsive applica- tion.

Recent noteworthy sales include a slow-speed engine for Matson Navi- gation, genset reengining for Sea-

Land and large-bore medium-speed engines for Chandris and Crystal

Cruise Lines.

For free literature on engines manufactured by MAN B&W Die- sel,

Circle 17 on Reader Service Card

Out here, business depends on knowing the lay of the land.

AT&T High Seas Radiotelephone

Service is the shortest distance from out here to back there. And that means it can help you take care of business better.

It's easy to check in from ship to shore. The AT&T High Seas operator can connect you to any telephone in the world. Quickly, reliably, economically.

And to reach a ship at sea to tell them the lay of the land, ~ simply dial 1 800 SEA CALL'. = * Use this number to book a call.

The call itself is not free of charge.


The right choice.

March, 1991 71

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