The recent acquisition of Alco Power Inc. of Auburn, N.Y., by Bombardier Inc., a diversified Canadian manufacturer of transportation, recreational and industrial products, will enhance ALCO's position as a well respected diesel engine manufacturer,
The Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) is adding a new dimension to its drilling fleet with the construction of a heavy-duty, fully winterized, s e l f - p r o p e l l e d semisubmersible with huge deckload capacities, that will be capable
PPG Industries has begun the launching of 14 new Hillman chemical barges, customed designed to carry caustic soda shipments from PPG's expanded plant in Lake Charles, La. The first barge was launched recently, and all the r e m a i n i n g v e
Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the new 195-foot offshore support vessel Highland Light to its owner, Offshore Logistics, Inc. of Lafayette, La. The Highland Light is the fourth in a series of large rig towing, anchor
Substantial equipment additions consisting of a new 3,500-ton drydock and large steel fabrication shop are now in use at National Marine Service's Hartford, 111., shipyard, D.A. Wright, president of the company, has announced. "The new facilities
McDermott Incorporated announced that its Shipyard Group has purchased 70 additional acres in the Bayou Bernard Industrial District north of Gulfport, Miss., to expand the shipbuilding and repair facilities of its Gulfport Division. Located on
Wartsila Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will together develop a new 500-600 mm cylinder bore engine, with the ambitious goal of having the first unit ready for delivery in 4Q 2004. The development perhaps ushers in a new era of cooperation amongst major equipment suppliers,
IMAS-91 in Sydney, Australia, November 11-13, 1991. The Institute of Marine Engineers will hold its Sixth International Maritime and Shipping Conference at the University of New South Wales. The theme of the conference will be high-speed marine transportation.
At its regular board meeting following the annual shareholder's meeting in November, Offshore Logistics, Inc., Lafayette, La., anounced that Kenneth M. Jones had been elected president of the corporation. Burt H. Keenan will remain chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
—Literature Available A new company, GCG Consultants, Houston, Texas, offering mooring equipment technology for the offshore and marine industries was recently formed, according to company principal G. Curtis Gibby. GCG Consultants offers a variety of