Promet Pte. Ltd., one of the largest international engineering contracting companies in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, recently launched the self-propelled, jackup type well service barge Carl Fleming at its shipyard in Jurong, Singapore. Christening of the barge was performed by Mrs.
Illman Jones, Inc. recently celebrated the grand opening of their new office and warehouse facilities in American Canyon, Calif. Previously located in Oakland, Illman Jones has been a major worldwide supplier of large-bore diesel engine parts and accessories for over 25 years.
SeaEscape, one of Florida's leaders in one-day cruising, chose Wartsila Diesel to supply three diesel generating sets to repower one of its cruise ships. The cruise vessel M/V Scandinavian Sun cruises daily between Miami and Freeport in the Bahamas.
As part of its strategy to foster business in the high-speed marine transportation sector, Spain's IZAR Group is collaborating with the British technical consultancy Nigel Gee & Associates (NGA) in the development of fast RoPax and RoRo vessel designs.
The establishment of offices in London, England, has been announced in Houston, Texas, by C.L. Ward, vice president and general manager of Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. Logan Knapp, formerly manager of generator sales for the company in Houston, will manage the London offices.
For the second time in only a f ew months, the authorities of the People's Republic of China have approved a license agreement between a Chinese diesel engine builder and B&W Diesel A / S of Copenhagen. The new agreement grants to China Corporation of
—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.
As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland,
Seebeckwerft of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently received a DM65-million ($38.9-million) order from the Railship Group to build a 10,000-dwt rail/freight ferry. She is the third ferry of this type to be ordered by Railship from Seebeckwerft over the last few years.
Costa Crociere's impressive new Costa Atlantica gives first form to the so-called Panamax-Max generation from Kvaerner Masa-Yards, embodying the 8000-class design concept developed in conjunction with the Italian operator and its parent Carnival group.