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500th Voith Water Tractor, First Of New Generation, Now Under Construction*

—Report A v a i l a b l e— Over the years, numerous experiments have taken place in ship towage. One concept, however, has remained unchanged, that being the Voith water tractor. This year the 500th Voith water tractor is under construction, which

 

PA Series Heavy Fuel Diesel Now Available From Fairbanks Morse

—Literature Available The PA Series of "V" and in-line diesel engines now being offered by Fairbanks Morse lend themselves to a wide range of marine propulsion and other power requirments. The engines, ranging in size from six to 20 cylinders,

OTC PREVIEW Offshore Industry's Largest Show Slated For May 4-7 In Houston

Recognized the last 23 years as the world's preeminent international offshore industry event, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will focus on the critical issues of economics and the environment affecting the international petroleum industry.

SNAME Gulf Section Meets In Biloxi

The Gulf Section of The Society of Nava' Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) held its fall meeting at the Biloxi Hilton in Biloxi, Miss. Two informative and interesting papers were presented. John F. Robbins II of Ingalls Shipbuilding presented

International Firms Plan Large-Scale Operations In The Beaufort Sea

A joint venture called Arctic Dredging and Construction (ADCON) has recently been formed to engage in large-scale offshore construction projects required for development of oil resources in the Beaufort Sea. The new organization brings together the experience,

N o r w e g i a n Firm To Buy Jetfoils For Offshore Use From Boeing M a r i ne

Braathens S.A.F.E., a Scandinavian d o m e s t i c a i r l i n e headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has reached agreement with Boeing Marine Systems of Seattle, Wash , toward the purchase of two Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoils for use in o f f s h o r e oil c r e w and supply transfer.

Promotions Announced By Woodward-Clyde

Woodward-Clyde Oceaneering has announced the promotions of Dr. Edward Owens to vice president and general manager and Dr. Thomas Whelan III to vice president and chief geochemist. Both Dr. Owens and Dr. Whelan will be located in the Houston office.

Cummins Announces Availability Of New XA' Series Diesel Engines

—Literature A v a i l a b l e— Cummins Engine Co., Inc., which acquired majority ownership of Onan Corporation in early 1986, recently announced an agreement with Hawker-Siddeley and Onan Corporation whereby Cummins will assume responsibility for the Onan L series diesel engines.

Butterworth Systems Names Lewis Engineering Manager

Mike Lewis has been appointed engineering manager of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd., Croydon, England. Butterworth Systems produces equipment for tank cleaning, underwater hull cleaning, o i l / w a t e r separation, and high-pressure water jetting for

Lockheed Offshore Systems Opens Houston Branch Office

Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. announced that a branch office in Houston, Texas, has been opened for its Offshore Sy°+ems & Services organization. Named as manager of the new office at North Belt Place Three, 340 North Belt East, is James E. Lucas.

 
 
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