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  • An occupancy rate of 84 percent during 1984 helped Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) of Bahrain to boost revenues up by nearly 20 percent over 1983. The yard celebrated its tenth anniversary last year.

    Chairman of ASRY Sheikh Daij Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa said he was particularly encouraged by the success of the non-marine side of ASRY's business in the limited time the company has had to develop it.

    Its move toward diversification has resulted in a contract for the fabrication and erection of 14 storage tanks for the Ministry of Works, Power and Water, and steel fabrication of 854 tons for the Mina Abdulla refinery project in Kuwait.

    During the year, the shipyard completed a major overhaul on Qatar General Petroleum Company's offshore mobile drilling rig Dana, worth almost $4 million; repair of a 62.5-ton propeller for the ULCC Safina A1 Arab (357,023 dwt) owned by Salen Tanker of Sweden; and repairs to Saipem of Milan's large pipe-laying barge Castoro Otto (190,984 tons).

    A "remarkable" increase in main engine overhauls and in the amount of pipe work carried out helped mechanical work to continue at a high level.

    Sheikh Al-Khalifa, in looking to the future, said he saw encouraging indications in the shipping industry, pointing out that the number of tankers in lay-up has fallen quite sharply and that charter rates should improve over the next few years. "We also anticipate high traffic in the Arabian Gulf of chemicals and iron ore and in due course the carriage of liquefied gas," he added.

    The yard's links with Lisnave Shipyards of Portugal are to continue, although the Bahrain-based facility is gradually reducing the number of employees on secondment as its own technical expertise increases.

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  • Raymond International Inc. of Houston recently announced that a subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding to participate in the building of a $30-million fabricating yard in Malaysia. Henry F. LeMieux, chairman and chief executive officer, said the agreement was between its wholly owned

  • A new technical committee has been formed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the purpose of enabling ABS to maintain closer contacts with scientific and technical matters relating to shipbuilding and engineering in Southeast Asia. The formation of the 83-member Association of Southeast

  • James J. Scott Jr. of Sea-Land Service, Inc. has been named executive director for the Port Authority of Jebel Ali, a new Mideast port due to become fully operational in the second quarter of 1979. Announcement of the appointment has been made by Sea- Land following the signing of a 10-year contract

  • Indianapolis Hosts Third National SeaPerch Challenge   The City of Indianapolis and the Indiana SeaPerch regions were the ideal combination to host the Third National SeaPerch Challenge at the Natatorium on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on May 17 – 19, 2013.

  • NKK Corp. and Hitachi Zosen Corp. recently entered into an agreement to build Technigaz-based LNG carriers under license from Societe Nouvelle Technigaz of France. The agreement, aimed at further improving Technigaz LNG carrier technology, will enhance the two companies' services in the face of expec

  • National Marine Service Inc., St. Louis, Mo., has opened its newly constructed engine shop located on shipyard waterfront property at the junction of the Harvey and Algiers Canals in Harvey, La. The facility services a variety of diesel engines, specializing in EMD, Detroit Diesel, and Fairbanks Morse

  • Brown & Root, Inc., Houston, Texas, a Halliburton Company, has announced the promotion of two new vice presidents, and the addition of another. Frank A. Akin, formerly manager of Business Development- Marine Services, was promoted to vice president-Business Development, Operations Services. Curtis

  • Constructing side stringers into the wing tanks of double-hulled vessels will allow for easier maintenance and inspections, said the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently. Despite the increased cost, ABS urged that this added modification be adopted to simplify survey methods that are currently

  • Beginning in the mid-1980's via a brainstorm session for an innovative electronic charting system, by partners, Fosco Bianchetti and Giuseppe Carnevali, CMAP has become a force in electronic charting. MR/EN recently traveled to the company's U.S. division, in the heart of historic Cape Cod in Mashpee

  • Looking beyond the dollars and cents in the demise of bunker giant OW Bunker, MarPro contributor Barry Parker examines the unusual human resources aspect of the story. The old cliché in shipping and commodity businesses says that, “When the tide recedes, you can see which vessels have hulls that are

  • The company known today as Klein Marine Systems, Inc. has origins stretching back to the 1960s when Marty Klein, who many consider to be the father of side scan sonar, began building his own devices from his home in Lexington, Mass. As this iconic subsea technology company approaches 50, MTR speaks with

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    ployment and retrieval. Its portfolio of ers in the marine, construction, indus- Hawboldt Industries Hawboldt is a designer and manufac- rental equipment includes winches with trial and oil and gas industries. Based turer of custom-built Launch and Recov- a variety of cables, mobile A-frames in in New

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    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 58

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    The making of a (supply chain) star Wind is “the tech of choice,” the International Energy Agency said recently, just as a new report by the University of Delaware outlined the opportunity in U.S. of shore wind: 5,000 miles of of shore cabling and 1,700 turbines, it turns out, are bundled into current

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    May 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 52

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    Image: SurfWEC Model basin result for change in wave shape over submerged platform. Steeper wave allows more ef? cient wave energy conversion. commercial side we will approach venture capital sources for the 15:1 model as the ocean waves would be for the full-scale funding, too. Then we have DOE applicati

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    May 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 39

    Images Courtesy RTSYS/French Navy ABOVE: Old analog sonar on the left versus new console. LEFT: New console working. Image Courtesy French Navy/RTSYS as it works on various sides. First of all, it allows tremen- dous gain of time for Navies as the upgrade does not run for too long so the crew can quickly

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    Figure 2: DOLPHIN Receive Rate vs. Conventional Receive Rates Figure 3: Data Throughput Improvements for UUV Case Study Figure 4: Typical Side-scan displays a gap in coverage. Image: QinetiQ North America Image: QinetiQ North America Image: QinetiQ North America May 2019 22 MTR MTR #4 (18-33).

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    GREEN MARINE • Batteries & Hybrids New shore routine: zero- emissions planning covers battery and service contain- ers, or backs, exchanged quayside. Image: NCE Maritime CleanTech thority in coastal town Haugesund that rows of batteries stacked aboard an out- concept envisages a novel exchange of too

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    INLAND OPERATOR PROFILE “When you think about the earnings power of the company, it’s much higher than it has ever been, and we’re just now coming out of the bottom of the cycle.” – David Grzebinski, Kirby Corp CEO of those bonds issued to fund the pur- rine-transportation division. chase of Higman