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  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation's new Sabine Yard on Pleasure Island, Port Arthur, Texas, will be operational in spring 1985 following the installation of one of the largest floating drydocks in the country.

    The announcement by David H. Klinges, vice president of Bethlehem's marine construction group, came after the signing of all lease and operational documents with the City of Port Arthur, owner of the Pleasure Island property, and the Port of Port Arthur, owner of the drydock.

    The new Bethlehem facility on the Sabine- Neches Ship Channel will be devoted primarily to the repair and inspection of off-shore oil drilling and production facilities.

    The location of the new yard will give rig operators ready access to and from the Gulf of Mexico.

    The channel width and depth at Bethlehem's 100-acre Pleasure Island location is 1,200 feet and 40 feet, respectively.

    The U.S. Navy surplus drydock (AFDB-5) is currently berthed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and will arrive at the Sabine Yard in late December 1984.

    The seven-section open-ended unit has selfdocking capabilities and a lifting capacity of 56,000 tons.

    In addition to electrical generating equipment, utility capacity and cranes, it is equipped with machine, carpenter and electrical shops.

    The seven buoyancy chambers contain galley and mess facilities, bunk rooms and bath facili- ties and the wing walls house over 25,000 square feet of potential office and shop space.

    The sectional steel dock can be configured to provide a clear docking area of either 362 feet by 310 feet or 825 feet by 122 feet, depending on the size and shape of the incoming vessel. This unique flexibility will accommodate semi-submersible, mat-supported and independent leg jackup rigs.

    The new Sabine Yard will be located downriver from the Beaumont Yard which has been operated by Bethlehem since 1947.

    Ownership of the drydock was transferred from the U.S. General Services Administration to the State of Texas to the Port of Port Arthur.

    The port will own the drydock, but will allow Bethlehem to use it through an operating agreement approved by the federal agency and the port authority.

    Employment at the new yard will grow to approximately 750 persons in the initial development phase, with additional employment opportunities as phases two and three are implemented.

  • . The keynote speaker, Walter F. Williams, Bethlehem's president and chief operating officer, said that despite current depressed conditions in the industry, the new yard is in a good position to be profitable and to provide badly needed employment in the Port Arthur area. The Sabine Yard is the only

  • served as assistant general superintendent of the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in Baltimore, Md. He served with Bethlehem for more than 20 years in various capacities at their ship repair facilities in San Francisco, Beaumont, and Sparrows Point. In this new position, Mr. Haferkamp will oversee the management

  • at a total cost of $341,236,000. General Dynamics will not only build the ships, at its Quincy yard, but will also own them and charter them to USL. The vessels will be powered by fuel-efficient, slow-speed diesel engines. Each will have a capacity of 1,200 40-foot containers. They will operate

  • , Mass., is the proposed shipbuilder, and anticipates delivery of the first 65,750-dwt (125,- 000-cubic-meter) vessel by 1986. Ogden Marine plans to use the ships to transport liquefied natural gas between Indonesia and the U.S. West Coast. Each LNG is expected to cost approximately $287 million

  • The Power Systems Group of Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn., has announced the appointment of Thomas E. Matthews as manager of contracts, C-E Marine Power Systems. Mr. Matthews will be responsible for the overall performance and administration of marine contracts, including direction

  • Joseph G. Barkan, a veteran of more than 25 years in various segments of the maritime industry, has been appointed Director of the Federal Maritime Commission's Atlantic District, it was announced by Commission Chairman Helen Delich Bentley. A native of New York and a licensed public accountant, Mr.

  • 1968, and completed a one-year Management Advancement Training Course. Prior to his present position, which he assumed in 1979, Mr. Gilbride held various posts in the Production and Administration Departments at Todd-Seattle. Assignments included estimator, price negotiator, ship superintendent, outfitting

  • , repairs, preservation and modifications. It is expected to be completed in mid-November. The Cape Alava, stationed in the James River at Fort Eustis, Va., is a general and refrigerated cargo carrier with a length of 572 feet, breadth of 75 feet and full load displacement of about 21,000 tons

  • become the bywords of today's Navy, he said. As an example of endurance, Admiral Hayward noted that the 5,600 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower returned for Christmas leave in the U.S. after 264 days on patrol in the Indian Ocean

  • a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering. He served as an engineering officer in the merchant marine before obtaining a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1952. That same year he joined Bethlehem at the Sparrows Point, Md., yard and

  • Caribbean and Atlantic Divisions; the appointment of William B. Bru as president of the new division, to be centered in Teaneck, N.J.; and the simultaneous naming of Brent A. Stienecker as president of CMC's Pacific Division, based in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Stienecker had been senior vice presi- dent and

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