Manufacturers of shipboard electronics equipment continue to improve their products in an effort to make navigation more precise and safer, and to provide easier, faster communications—both on a costeffective basis. The editors of MR/EN asked
Being one of the oldest names in a business doesn't prevent one company from also being one of the newest. At a reception in New York City, Racal Marine Inc. introduced several new entries in radar and navigation electronics, continuing a new product
The cliche "the more things change, the more they stay the same," certainly applies to the past, current and future role of the Norwegian maritime cluster in the grand scheme of the international ship and boat building communities. Few countries,
Vicinay Chain Company, Inc., recently opened the firm's new manufacturing plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an official inauguration. Larry Moncus, president of Vicinay Chain Company and Vicinay International Company, presided during the ceremonies and introduced the members of the firm,
Leica, already a major player in the international marine DGPS beacon market, has extended its market share further with orders from China, South Africa and Australia. Leica won a contract from the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration to supply
NorShipping 2001, held in Oslo, Nor- way in early June, once again proved to be a dynamic exhibition complete with some of the more influential personnel in the marine business on-hand for the week long event. As usual, marine man- ufacturers used
Orders for radar systems valued in excess of $620,000 were finalized by Kelvin Hughes Ltd., a subsidiary of Smiths Industries PLC, during the Posidonia Exhibition in Pireas, Greece. The orders for more than 20 ARPA-based radar systems were taken from 12 different shipowners.
Through its offshore rig-building division Keppel FELS Ltd., Keppel Corp. signed a preliminary contract with Verolme Botlek b.v. to attain an 85 percent interest in the Dutch offshore repair and conversion shipyard for $17.9 million. The remaining
The new 440-ft. (134-m) monohull high-speed ferry Corsaire 13000 will soon undergo speed trials at the French shipyard Alstom Leroux Naval, and the successful testing and subsequent operation of the advanced vessel will prove the value of the complete propulsion system supplied by MTU.
In the recent decentralization of Asea Brown Boveri Ltd., Baden, Switzerland, the former business site of Superchargers has been turned into a separate company, ABB Turbo Systems Ltd., Baden. ABB Turbo Systems Ltd. ranks among the world leaders,