To great fanfare, Inigo Tapias, the new 138,000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was launched on January 29 by IZAR's Sestao yard in Bilbao. The ship — standing in testament to the 1.213 workers at Sestao who physically made the ship a
—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
Seakeeping refers to motions of a vessel in waves, but sea-kindliness is a characteristic sought after in most vessels. A sea-kindly vessel is easy on its crew and easy on its gear. Trying to d e f i n e sea-kindly is d i f - ficult. The deep sea
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.
The Situation Improves Greatly For German Shipbuilders As the Federal Republic of Germany's fiscal year drew to a close on September 30 last year, the country's shipbuilding industry was facing some of the most serious problems in its long and distinguished history.
Lufkin Industries, Inc. has named John Finney to be Eastern regional manager of Lufkin's 'Gear Division. The Eastern region includes the Pittsburgh office, where Mr. Finney is located, and the Baltimore, Cleveland, and New York offices. Previously, Mr.
Largest Ever Gastech Exhibition Will Feature New Technologies In Gas Carrier Design And Offshore Terminals —Speakers Include Middle East Producers And U.S. Importers More than 1,000 delegates are now expected to attend Gastech 78 in Monaco on November 7-10, 1978.
The El Paso Company of Houston, Texas, has announced that George D. Carameros Jr., chairman, and Barry Hunsaker, president of El Paso LNG Company, a subsidiary, have elected to take early retirement to pursue other interests in the energy field.
N.V. Parry, senior vice president of Santa Fe Drilling Co., Orange, Calif., has been named general operations manager with responsibilities for all of the company's drilling rigs in this country and abroad. In other organizational changes announced by president G.
Dearborn-Storm Corporation, 9545 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024, .has announced completion o'f the sale of their portfolio of IBM System 360 computers to a group of private investors for $17 million in cash. A spokesman for the new investor