Raymond (Ray) C. Gabriel has been named chief of Procurement and Supply Division for the New Orleans (La.) District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to Col. Early J. Rush III, district engineer.
As procurement officer, Mr.
Gabriel is responsible for carrying out all phases of technical and specialized procurement and supply functions for the New Orleans District.
Mr. Gabriel, a native of Pennsauken, N.J., graduated from high school there. He began his Federal career with the Post Office in Camden, N.J., in 1964. In 1967, he began working for the Philadelphia District of the Corps of Engineers as a procurement assistant.
The new procurement officer transferred to the New Orleans District in 1974 as chief, Procurement Branch. Soon after his arrival in New Orleans, he became chief, Contract Administration Section. In 1977, he was named chief, Contract Branch, and in June 1978 was promoted to chief, Procurement and Supply Division.
During his career with the Government, Mr. Gabriel has received numerous awards and commendations.
requirements mandated by SOLAS and the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. Users can access the charts at www.chartmaker.nos.noaa.gov. Also, the New Orleans District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the release of new electronic navigation charts (ENC) on the Atchafalaya River. The Atchafalaya river
. of Houston, Texas, to construct a new lock on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, according to Col. Robert C. Lee. district engineer of the Corps' New Orleans District. A groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction of the new lock replacing the 48-year-old Vermilion Lock was held recently at the existing
and replacement program. Conferees compromised on an appropriation of $17.6 million for the FMC, with an instruction that the agency fill its vacant New Orleans district director position as soon as possible. They approved nearly $234 million for MarAd's Ready Reserve Force acquisition and maintenance p
Island Cutoff channel has been awarded to T.L. James & Company, Inc. of Ruston, La., by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Thomas A. Sands, New Orleans District Engineer, noted in making the award that the work will enable shipyards at Morgan City to more easily move huge mobile offshore oil rigs
Appointments to newly created posts in its sales organization have been announced by The Cordage Group, Division of Columbian Rope Company, Auburn, N.Y. William L. Hankins has been appointed national market manager, hardware, and will coordinate service to major hardware accounts, including cooperative
who has served as acting director of that division since January 1982. Mr. Kelly joined Lykes in 1972 and held various positions in the company's New Orleans traffic group. In 1973 he was named traffic manager of Lykes's Galveston, Texas, office, and in 1974 district manager of the St. Louis, Mo
training to respond to natural disasters. Louisiana’s Dredging Needs Are Sizable Louisiana requires considerable maintenance dredging. “Within the New Orleans District, our top two dredging projects are Operation and Maintenance of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico and O&M of the
1981 is shaping up to be a very busy year at Bailey Corporation. The New Orleans firm is presently building ship's stores boxes for five tankers under construction at nearby Avondale Shipyards. "We're probably the only Gulf Coast company that could tackle a job of that size and still serve our
built for the U.S. Navy was christened the USS Comstock (LSD-45) at recent ceremonies at the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La. Named for a historic mining site in Nevada, the Comstock is 609 feet 7 inches long, with a beam of 84 feet, full load draft of 19 feet
67 countries, and with 39 manufacturing plants operating throughout the world. Domestic plants are situated in Union, N.J., San Francisco, Calif., and New Orleans, La
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remains in the wellhead. strengthened wellheads, but that only applies to prevent future Wells from two decades ago were drilled and completed problems on new wellheads, and the other is to ? nd a way to with rigs that may have been decommissioned, and the newer stop the BOP from moving as much, he says
.5 meters which enables it to operate in Ato transition to operations tion hopper dredger showed that the shallow waters. without direct human control. A new AUMD requires 55% less propulsion The AUMD features the same hopper design concept unveiled by C-Job Naval power, said Rolph Hijdra, Autonomous
Tech Files New Tech: Automatic WASSP: Launching a new Calibration of Sea State Data Multibeam Sounder Availability of reliable, real-time ocean WASSP Multibeam launched a new surface data can improve the safety, ef? - rapid deployment multibeam sounder ciency and performance of offshore and – the W3
, ? oating wind farms, electri? ca- Companies now believe it is critically important share their tion, etc) by 2030. experiences of the deployment of new technologies, collabo- rate on developments and piloting, and engage more closely A lot of hydrocarbons with the supply chain to reduce risk and the
Markets Offshore Energy The‘ New Normal’ By Eric Haun, Managing Editor, Offshore Engineer he “new normal” is a phrase tossed around often in Energy Agency (IEA) said in an October report that the off- offshore energy circles as those servicing and oper- shore wind capacity may increase 15-fold and attract
and follow- Reclamation. ing the passive migration of larval ? sh. The Kootenai River topo-bathymetric • Fish habitat and local ecology – Armed with new data, biologists and lidar project provided almost complete The project supported work being done natural resource managers could better bank-to-bank
hyperspectral sensor ? rst riverine area of interest to test the perspectral imagery was collected at 50 with the topo-bathy lidar (and camera) then new 1.5 Secchi Depth Riegl VQ- cm pixel resolution. sensor into a single two-hole aircraft. 880-G system settings and performance With sensors installed
of choice ways rivers and inland waterways are has become a hotbed of research on ? u- for gathering bathymetry data modeled, and delivering valuable new vial processes, species protection, habi- Bfor inland waterways, but it insights into water resource manage- tat enhancement, restoration and ? ood
innovating in the space is Nortek. While most DVLs employ a cylindrical form factor this is not always suit- able for some applications. In one case a new undersea vehicle, the Fusion from SRS, demanded a different shape. Fusion is a hybrid underwater vehicle that combines AUV and ROV capabilities with
m maximum altitude from its 25mm high and 55mm diminutive form factor. Hydromea Providing a communications link be- tween vehicles or assets is another new kid on the block – Hydromea. The ? rm’s founders, Felix Schill (CTO) and Alexan- der Bahr (COO), had started out design- ing a swarm of miniature
programme a whole system for the same price as of what’s going on, he says. them to be optimised for a speci? c task, a single sensor. “We’re opening a new Next on the company’s hit list is a su- compared with a generic PC,” explains market, giving mini-ROVs new tool to per small Doppler velocity log
, Norway, Bird View demonstrated its ideas. about a year, says Malik, mostly fo- drone so ? sherman know faster where have the bandwidth to receive new mis- cused towards the ? shing sector. This ? sh are. sions, without direct control. has involved using a DJ1 6-blade drone But, Birdview see other
of small, in turn driving smaller technologies that manned systems in the offshore space, compact systems is march- support them. The result is a few new held by Norway’s Equinor, in Tau, near ing in on the subsea world, kids on the block and what you could Stavanger, in October 2019. A in some ways
, International Clas- subsea mining venture begins. It is now si? cation Societies are recognized by The General Public up to the stakeholders in this new indus- the signatory states of these conventions Since the Oceans are designated as the try to coordinate and implement well and by Coastal State
on the target materials. of dried ore per day; so the economics challenge of all is incorporating all these would seem to dictate the need for a ship new technologies into an integrated sys- Risers and lift systems. to ship transfer to a shuttle type of cargo tem that will work reliably, effectively
sector leaves. St. Petersburg property and economic damages. The has a similar ? oating sector gate 650 ft Dutch and UK reacted and increased wide. New Bedford also has a sector construction of sea defenses including gate 150 ft wide, but the gate leaves are storm surge barriers, such as the Delta
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