A special double ceremony was recently held at what was formerly called the Port Allen River Plant in Baton Rouge, La., commemorating the renaming of the facility and the christening of its new floating drydock. Renamed the HBM River Plant, Inc.
The arrival of the Port of Portland's 982-foot-long floating Dry- Dock 4 completes five years of research, planning and construction, and was made possible by the confidence and financial support of Portland Metropolitan Area voters. The Japanese
Bisso Marine Company, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently completed a four-year contract with Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Lockport, La., and also successfully completed the task of lifting the USS Aquila PHM-4 to a high cradle position on
Omnithruster Inc. has recently established a Canadian manufacturing facility in Sarnia, Ontario. The new Mark II Omnithruster series and Omnithruster ice lubrication systems will be fabricated at that plant. Omnithruster president Charles M. Aker said:
Marine Concrete Structures, Inc., Metairie, La. 70004, has delivered the first two offshore production platforms from its new graving dock facility at the firm's Port Bienville Yard, Don Payne, president, announced. The graving dock, 155 feet in width,
Lips-Doran Company, a subsidiary of Lips Propeller Works of Drunen, the Netherlands, will establish one of its U.S. manufacturing and service facilities in Chesapeake, Va. Lips is one of the world's largest manufacturers of large monoblock propellers,
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson Shipbuilder, Inc. (HUDSHIP), recently announced that he and Larry D. Hornbeck, president of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, have signed a contract for the construction