High-torque, low-speed hydraulic motors are being used on many paddlewheel vessels all over the world. This form of propulsion transmission and its benefits would appear to be attractive in other applications also. Hydrostatic drives are by no means
George E. Ponton has been appointed Marine Sales Manager for the IMO Pump Division, Monroe, N.C., of Transamerica Delaval Inc., it was announced recently by Christopher W. Smith, marketing manager. Mr. Ponton comes to IMO Pump Division from Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc.
According to many specialists electric propulsion is the best to have but worst to buy, with the argument that the investment is too high and the system does not pay itself back. Therefore a challenge and an opportunity for development to prove otherwise.
Trondheim, Norway—August 6—12 The organizers of Nor-Fishing '84, one of the world's leading international fisheries fairs, report that interest in this year's event, to be held August 6-12 in Trondheim, Norway, is greater than ever before. Because of enormous demand from exhibitors,
Installed on a new 80,700-dwt tanker, the first unit of the SSG (Super-economical Shaft Generator) system developed by IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), Japan, has demonstrated excellent performance through the ship's official trial runs,
The Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center in Philadelphia has c o n t r a c t e d with the Jacksonville, Fla., naval architectural firm of Norman N. De- Jong & Associates, Inc. for the design of a new series of twinscrew tugs. DeJong specializes in tugboat designs.
Some 500 firms from more than 30 countries will take part in the SMM '82 maritime exhibition and convention to be held next fall at the Hamburg e x h i b i t i on grounds. Scheduled from September 28 through October 2, 1982, the 10th Exhibition Ship,
Congoleum C o r p o r a t i o n announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded a $224-million contract to its shipbuilding subsidiary, Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), Bath, Maine, for the construction of five Guided Missile Frigates of the new FFG-7 class.
An entirely new marine servicing company which will operate on a worldwide basis is CCL Shipcare Limited of Winchester, Hampshire, England. CCL Shipcare, which was recently formed out of the established Continental Combustions Limited, is a subsidiary of the Petrocon Group,