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  • The Energy Freedom coal barge was christened by officials of New England Electric System during ceremonies at Bay Shipbuilding Corp. in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

    The Energy Freedom is a deepnotch tug barge built by Bay Shipbuilding Corp. to carry domestic coal from ports along the Eastern Seaboard to New England Electric's generating stations in southern New England.

    The barge will be owned and operated by Universal American Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn.

    "We chose the name Energy Freedom for this barge because it represents New England Electric's continuing goal to reduce dependence on foreign oil. Our corporate plan, NEESPLAN, is reducing our oil reliances from 79 percent in 1979 to less than 30 percent by the end of this l i k a M k M i year, and to less than 10 percent foreign oil in our mix by 1985.

    The Energy Freedom will contribute to this goal and is a vital link in our plan for independence, "said Guy W. Nichols, chairman of New England Electric.

    New England Electric has chartered the barge from Universal American Shipping Corporation to carry coal from the ports of Hampton Roads, Baltimore and Philadelphia to its Brayton Point Station in Somerset, Mass., and Salem Harbor Station in Salem, Mass.

    "The barge will make its first coal delivery to our plants in New England in e a r l y September.

    Every eight days thereafter, it will deliver 34,000 net tons of coal to our generating stations.

    In its first year of service, the coal it will carry will displace five million barrels of oil which will save our customers an esti- mated $50 million on their electric bills," Mr. Nichols reported.

    The Brayton Point generating station is currently undergoing a $180-million conversion from oil burning to coal burning. Two of the generating units at the plant already are burning coal and a third unit will be converted to coal burning by the end of 1981.

    When fully converted, coal burning at the station will save 12 million barrels of oil per year and approximately $169 million for the customers of New England Electric's retail companies.

    New E n g l a n d Electric also plans to convert three generating units from oil burning to coal burning at its Salem Harbor Station.

    When the conversion is complete by 1985, it is expected to save $54 million in fuel costs for customers and three million barrels of oil per year.

    Together, the two plants will burn 3.7 million tons of coal per year.

    Mr. Nichols praised the cooperation of the builder of the barge, Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a s u b s i d i a r y of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., for the speed and the quality of their construction efforts. Bay S h i p b u i l d i n g designed, engineered and built the Energy Freedom in the record time of nine months from date of contract commitment. The Energy Freedom is the third of five ocean carriers recently contracted to be built by Bay Shipbuilding Corp. for various customers.

    The barge has an overall length of 550 feet, beam of 78 feet, a total hold capacity of 1.5 million cubic feet, and a summer deadweight of 33,700 tons. The 7,200 brake horsepower tug Gulf Majesty will push the barge from a 60-foot stern notch at an estimated speed fully loaded of 10.4 knots.

  • New England Electric System of Westboro, Mass., has announced plans for the construction of a 655-foot coal-carrying ship at General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division. The $60-million vessel is the first of its type to be built in the United States in more than 25 years. The coal carrier will go

  • . Faculty Club, in Cambridge, Mass. at which the speaker was Comdr. Edward A. Chazal Jr., USCG. He presented a paper "Maritime Opportunities for the New England Utility Coal Trade." Commander Chazal, a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, also holds graduate degrees from the University of Michigan

  • A call for papers has been issued by the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) for technical papers concerning the "DDG-51 Class: A Surface Combatant for the 21st Century; from Design to Construction, the Evolutionary Process." The papers selected by the

  • The recent meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New England section, held at the New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, Mass., featured the presentation of a technical paper entitled "Marine Installation and Operating Requirements for Continuous Electric Liquid-Level

  • The joint fall meeting of the New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Southern New England Section of The American Society of Naval Engineers featured a presentation by Rear Adm. John Beecher, USN, on "USN Battleship Reactivation Program," following

  • the Navy and private industries to improve techniques for overhauling and repairing naval and commercial ships. He also is vice president of the New England Ship Repair Yard Association, dedicated to bringing more ship repair projects to the New England area. In his newly elected post with the Shipbuilde

  • l manager of EPSCO's new Gulf Coast office in New Orleans, La. In his new position, Mr. Strater will be responsible for all sales activities in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes region. EPSCO's commercial marine products include Loran-C receivers, track plotter, medium and heavy-duty radar

  • The appointment of Vernon A. Olson as sales representative for New England Trawler Equipment Company (NETECO) of Chelsea, Mass., has been announced by W.W. Symonds, president. New England Trawler Equipment Company, now in its 51st year, designs and manufactures marine deck and auxiliary machinery

  • Moran Kurz Shipping Agencies, Inc., based in the World Trade Center in New York City, will be formed by Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. of New England, and the Kurz interests of Philadelphia, Pa. The Kurz interests are owners of Kurz New York Agency, Inc., and Keystone Shipping Company. Moran

  • At a recent joint dinner meeting of the New England Section of the Marine Technology Society (MTS), and the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Prof. Eugene Allmendinger spoke on "Submersibles, Past, Present and Future," at the New England Center at the

  • On December 7, 1973, one hundred and five members and guests of the New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Boston Section of the American Welding Society heard Dr. Koichi Masubuchi, professor of ocean engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technolog

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    ACOUSTIC MODEMS reliable data transmissions even in adverse conditions, cus- tomizable R-series modems, light and compact M-series “mini” modems, new S2CM - HS high-speed modem, special editions for developers, S2C communication and positioning emulator - remote access or standalone device - range:

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    & instrumentation, and the http://deepwaterbuoyancy.com cations, it specializes in deepwater, pro- viding solutions to depths product line improves and new items are added in response to market conditions, changing technology, and customer requirements. In addition of 6000 meters and beyond. In 2013

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    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 Orleans, La., with locations in ery Systems (LARS). Its LARS product various sizes, vortex side-poles, mobile Houma, La., and Houston, Texas. DCL

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    systems were developed in-house BIRNS lighting systems were used and are now used worldwide in offshore in high pro? le excavation and ar- energy, renewables, environmental cheological projects, from the Ti- monitoring, mapping, archaeology and tanic to what was at the time the for collecting evidence

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    with a meteorological sen- scientists to expand our understanding of our ocean in search sor recording wind speed and direction, air temperature and of new discoveries. barometric pressure. This meteorological data will be used to estimate sea state and performance of the acoustic system un- der different

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    Compared with historical data collected over centuries, this year suggest seismic motion was consistent with displacement new information will help scientists better predict geologic at the full convergence rate. From the results of his missions, activity. Dr. Chadwell concluded the Wave Gliders have

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    to foster collaborative work toward Several recent sea? oor geodesy projects have been led by improving our ability to monitor and measure the ocean. New Dr. David Chadwell of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. technologies, in particular the emerging industry of unmanned In 2016 and 2017, he and

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    gap between their of installed power by 2030 from less than 500 MW today. It’s in technology pilots and market introduction, the local power vogue, and new ? oating turbine designs are being developed by company will offer a grid connected to the island test center ? xed wind heavyweights and ? oating

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    an expected stream of startups. power cables, Unitech is also in negotiations with clients for By pumping cash into innovation at the Center, the Norwe- new, customized cable designs and installation technology. gian government will offer would-be wind suppliers from “Our business plan is based on this

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    wind park’s power requirements. The custom cable mounts better “distributed.” onto, moves aboard and, if desired, spools directly from a To “catapult” a new wind supply chain into the fore, Norway modi? ed offshore vessel or new-build design. is inviting supply chain hopefuls from around the world to an

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    to surface. The EVA HROV also uses advanced survey work. mineralogical sensors, or Laser Induced Breakdown Spectros- Among them, organizers heralded the news that Swire Sea- copy (LIBS), to analyze the seabed or minerals being lifted. bed had just acquired a HUGIN AUV from Kongsberg Mar- In all, INESC TEC

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    are sure signs that underwater mining is the next big market for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) and new “drones” called HROV, DART or TURTLE. Among the indicators is the involvement of mining companies, governments, rich subsea players and a Dutch dredging

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    there are a growing number of companies who are pressing to enable vehicle delivery to site ef? ciently and safely. ahead, laser focused on innovating new business models and The customer base in oil and gas has sent clear signals to technology to truly ful? ll customer needs. Image: Houston Mechatronics

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    to site and a way to in- adoption in oil and gas is to offer convenient risk reduction. teract with customer facilities during inspection with limited New technology must be more cost ef? cient but must not in- surface support. These requirements drove the development of troduce any new risk to the operator’s

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    Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NOAA and the Department of Commerce. Marine MammalsOffshore Renewable In mid-April, the University of Cali- Energies fornia Press will release Harvell’s new book, “Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of

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    time plentiful in nearshore immune, as the disease has affected mosphere is likely a major factor. waters, the sun? ower sea stars right the shores from New Jersey up to New “The heat wave in the oceans – a now cannot be found off the California England. Diego Montecino-Latorre, a product of increasing

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    Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Con- struction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc. – that was hired to design and build the new Gov- ernor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, one of the largest single design-build contracts for a bridge project in the United States. The project was started