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AESA Appoints

Gonzalez-Sama General

Commercial Manager

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Jose Carlos Gonzalez-Sama

Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) recently announced that Jose

Carlos Gonzalez-Sama, naval ar- chitect and marine engineer, has been appointed general commercial manager of the company and its group of companies.

The nomination of Mr. Gonzalez-

Sama was proposed by Juan Saez, chairman of AESA, to the board of directors and confirmed by the share- holder, the state-owned Instituto

Nacional de Industria (INI), to take over from Luis Vilches.

As general commercial manager,

Mr. Gonzalez-Sama will be in charge of the commercial policy of the company and its group, includ- ing sales, marketing, promotion and advertising. Included in the AESA group of companies are Astano,

Astander, Barreras and Juliana.

Prior to assuming his new posi- tion, Mr. Gonzalez-Sama was the current newbuildings division man- ager of AESA and its group since 1987.

Mr. Gonzalez-Sama has a long career in the commercial shipbuild- ing industry. Before joining AESA, he was commercial deputy director and later director of Construnaves, the Spanish association of ship- builders.

Keppel To Raise

Cash For Expansion

Of Asian Activities

Singapore's Keppel Corporation recently announced it would raise as much as $123 million through a rights issue to shareholders in order to finance expansion plans through- out Asia and perhaps other areas.

Keppel's subsidiaries and affili- ates include Keppel Shipyard Ltd.;

Far East Levingston Shipbuilding

Ltd. (FELS); Keppel Philippine Ship- yard Inc.; Singmarine Industries

Ltd.; and Amfels Inc.

The company also holds interests in Chokani Dockyard in India and

Arab Heavy Industries Ltd. in


Keppel is competing for a Sri

Lankan dockyard, and is also inter- ested in the Subic Bay Naval Base, which the U.S. will be leaving this year. The firm also is involved in a vessel building joint venture with a

Vietnamese consortium.

RCCL May Build

Another Ship As Result

Of Expansion Program

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line re- cently announced that it may build more ships as a result of the comple- tion of a $900 million expansion pro- gram.

It is reported that the company is considering a design that is about 131 feet shorter and about 19,000 tons lighter than its new ship, Maj- esty of the Seas, being built by

Chantiers de l'Atlantique at St.


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