Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has opened an office in the Washington, D.C. area, located at 2300 Ninth Street, South, Arlington, Va. 22204. It will be headed by Robert C. Case, who has been named director of special projects.
"In this capacity," stated company president Howard H. Scott, "Mr. Case will function as a liaison with government agencies, providing both sales and technical support for all products marketed by the Marine and Fluid Power Divisions. His involvement in major government programs during the past 12 years, and working knowledge of power transmission systems, is ideally suited to the responsibilities of this position." Having joined Bird-Johnson in 1971, Mr. Case previously served as project manager for the DD963 and FFG programs. This entailed interfacing with the U.S. Navy on all aspects of the main propeller equipment supplied for these vessels, including contract negotiations, proposal p r e p a r a t i o n , technical support, financial management and scheduling. Prior to this assignment, he was employed by Litton Industries as manager of system integration during the contract definition phase of the FDL project, LHA project and DD program. Mr. Case has also served within the U.S. Navy's Propeller Design Code and Shafting Branch, and has worked as Chief of the Machinery Design Branch for the United States Coast Guard.
Having obtained his BME degree from New York State Maritime College, he holds a P.E. license in Washington, D.C. In addition, full membership is held in The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, as well as the American Society of Naval Engineers.
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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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Mining for AUVs In Europe, there 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
tenance activities, these are effectively hotel boats with a lot term we want to develop the HAUV track and survey buried of redundant time. We have developed HAUV to be able to be cables autonomously. Various pipe tracking technologies are deployed and recovered from these vessels essentially replac-
AUVs in the market are not actually that autonomous; often from a quayside at a lake close to Saab’s Facility in Sweden the vessel needs to track the vehicle during a scope, which, in to perform a “mow the lawn” style pre-programmed survey our eyes, defeated the object of the autonomous feature.”
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