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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
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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