20 MARITECH Awards Granted
From ferries to cruise ships to tankers, 20 focused project ideas from U.S. maritime companies have gained Federal government support — and funding — through the Advanced Research Projects Agency MARITECH Program. Read up on how yards and suppliers plan to turn today's innovative ideas into tomorrow's U.S. -built ships. (The dollar amounts following each are approximate for FY '94 and subject to negotiation).
Project Category: Tanker Focused Technology Development 40,000-dwt Double Hull Product Carriers, 85,000-dwt Double Hull Oil, Bulk or Ore (OBO) Carriers Alabama Shipyard of Mobile, Ala. proposes a 36-month project to develop 40,000-dwt double hull product carriers and 85,000-dwt double hull oil, bulk or ore (OBO) carriers. The project consortium includes American Automar Inc.; American Petrobulk, Inc.; and Burmeister&Wain. (Funding = $3 million) Focused Technology Development Avondale Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La. proposes a 24-month project to develop a worldclass design for a 40,000-dwt product carrier.
This project proposes a detailed market analysis and financial planning; and the purchase of a design from an internationally competitive foreign yard, which will be further modified to meet the requirements of the market analysis. The project consortium includes Dyer, Ellis Joseph & Mills; Chemical Bank; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce of Canada; MCA Associates; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division; John J. McMullen Associates, Inc.; Kirby Corp.; American Heavy Lift Shipping Company; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; and Mitsubishi Intl. Corp. (Funding = $2.3 million) Petroleum Product Tanker Technology Development Gibbs & Cox, Inc. of Arlington, Va. proposes a project to develop petroleum product tankers for the domestic market. Information will be exchanged throughout the consortium through a sophisticated electronic data exchange system. Team members include Ingalls Shipbuilding; Trinity Marine Group; Marine Transport Lines, Inc.; Sabine Towing & Transportation Co.; Chevron Shipping Co.; ARCO Marine, Inc.; American Bureau of Shipping ; University of Michigan; Sperry Marine; Booz, Allen and Hamilton; Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries; Aquamaster-Rauma Inc.; and ABB Industrial Systems. (Funding = $800,000) Focused Technology Development for a Family of Double Hull Tankers Marinex Intl. of Hoboken, N.J. proposes an 18-month project to develop the designs and marketing and finance plans for 324,000- and 125,000-dwt double hull tankers. These tankers would be based on the Marc Guardian concept, which has been developed jointly by Marinex and Metro Machine. The consortium includes Metro Machine Corp.; Ingalls Shipbuilding; CG Intl., Inc.; Ross/McNatt Naval Architects; Naval Surface Warfare Center; the American Bureau of Shipping; Webb Institute of Naval Architecture Crandall Dry Dock Engineers; General Electric Exxon Co., Intl.; ARCO Marine Inc.; Texaco, Inc. Coastal Marine Corp.; Overseas Shipbuilding Group; Marine Engineers Beneficial Association; and Papachristidis (U.K.) Ltd. (Funding = $1.8 million) Internationally Competitive, High Technology Tanker Vessels ModularTanker Consortium of Annapolis, Md. 144 proposes an 18-month project for the development of innovative world-class designs for 40,000- and 125,000-dwt tankers. The consortium includes McDermott, Inc.; BethShip Sparrows Point; Wartsila Diesel; Bird-Johnson Co.; Seaworthy Systems; Kvaerner Masa Marine; SPAR; Intl. Marine Software Associates; Wilson, Gillette & Co.; and ABB Industrial Systems. (Funding = $1 million) Market- and Producibility-Driven Shuttle Tanker Design for the World Market National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) of San Diego, Calif, proposes a 24-month project to develop state-of-the-art designs for a range of shuttle tankers of about70,000-125,000-dwt cargo carrying capacity. The project consortium includes ARCO Marine, Inc.; Wartsila Diesel Raytheon Co. Submarine Signal Division IMODCO, Inc.; First International Finance Corp. KaMeWa AB; Ugland Group; Braemer; and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Funding = $200,000) Conversion To World-Class Commercial Shipbuilder Newport News Sh ipbu i Idi ng of Newport News, Va. proposes a 24-month project to re-enter the commercial shipbuilding market. This project comprises five complementary elements, including market analysis, applied state-of-the-art technologies, world-class production processes, innovative financial arrangements, and revised project management leading to construction of 40,000-dwt tanker. The project consortium includes Sabine Towing & Transportation; Texaco, Inc.; Science Applications InH. Corp.; Maritime Overseas Corp.; the American Bureau of Shipping; Total Transportation Systems A/S; IHI; and MAN B&W Diesel.
(Funding = $3 million) Design of the Virtual Shipyard The U.S. Shipbuilding Consortium of Greenwich, Conn, proposes a project to create and utilize the development of a "virtual shipyard" to support the building of 40,000-dwt product carriers. The consortium consists of participants from McDermott Inc.; IBM Federal Systems; Westinghouse; Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp.; the George Washington University; the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division; Kvaerner Masa Marine; and ARCO Marine. (Funding = $1.6 million) Project Category: Passenger Cruise Ship Preliminary Design, Manufacturing Plan and Market Analysis Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. of Pascagoula, Miss, proposes a 16-month project to develop a cruise ship preliminary design and shipyard manufacturing plan. The project consortium includes Hopeman Brothers, Inc.; Jamestown Metal Marine Sales, Inc.; Cruise Lines Intl. Assoc.; Deltamarin of Finland; Finnyards of Finland; and Aeromarine, Ltd.
of Greece. (Funding = $1.1 million) U.S.-Built Cruise Ships: Market- and Producibility-Driven Design NASSCO of San Diego, Calif. proposes a 24- month project for development of an advanced cruise ship design. Specific objectives for the project include capturing an appropriate share of the cruise ship newbuilding market by the year 2000, and re-establishing the U.S. as a major player in the worldwide cruise/passenger shipbuilding industry. The project consortium includes Delta Queen Steamship Co.; General Electric; Hopeman Brothers; Mercer Management Consulting; Argent Group, Ltd.; and Kawasaki Heavy Industries. (Funding = $400,000) Project Category: Ferry Commercialization of Planing SWATH Technology Halter Marine, Inc. of Gulfport, Miss., part of the Trinity Marine Group, proposes a 24-month project for commercialization of planing SWATH technology. This innovative vessel design concept (planing SWATH), in combination with associated advanced construction technology, has the potential for global sales on a large scale. The project consortium includes Semi-Submerged Ship Corp.; Connell Finance Co., Inc.; and Hornblower Development Corp. (Funding = $300,000) Development of SLICE Fast Passenger Ferry Design and Comprehensive Marketing Plan Pacific Marine & Supply Company, Ltd. of Honolulu, Hawaii proposes a 36-month project to develop the design of a commercial high-speed ferry based on U.S. Navy-developed SLICE hull form technology. This hull form offers a combination of high speed and excellent stability in heavy seas. The construction of these vessels will use advanced aluminum extrusion techniques to reduce construction time and cost. The team includes Lockheed Missiles & Space Co.; Textron Lycoming; MacKinnon Searle Consortium; KaMeWa; and Schichau Seebeckwerft. (Funding = $400,000) Integration of Modern Manufacturing Methods and Modern Information Systems Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. of Seattle, Wash, proposes a 36-month project for the integration of modern manufacturing and information methods in the revitalization of a state-of-the-market, medium- sized shipyard. The objective of the project will be to apply modern managerial design, material marshaling, and production techniques to the construction of jumbo-class ferries for the West Coast market. In this project, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. will be assisted in technology transfer of ship design and production technologies by Kvaerner Masa Marine, Inc. and the Maritech Engineering Japan Co. (Funding = $1.6 million) Project Category: Cargo High Speed Monohull Focused Technology Development Project Bath Iron Works Corp. of Bath, Me. proposes a 24-month project for the development of a highspeed, monohull ship. The project objectives are to develop innovative designs for fast commercial cargo and passenger ships, to enhance worldwide U.S. commercial shipbuilding competitiveness, and to integrate commercial shipbuilding capability and secure contracts for these new ship types at Bath. The project consortium includes General Electric; Kvaerner Masa Marine; and American Automar. (Funding = $600,000) Medium Sized Multipurpose Ship Halter Marine, Inc. of Gulfport, Miss., part of the Trinity Marine Group, proposes a 24-month project for the development of a medium-sized, multipurpose ship. This wide beam, shallow draft vessel is intended to service the short and medium length ocean routes and smaller ports of the current ocean trade. Its high beam/draft ratio, cargo self-unloading, and high maneuverability capabilities make it ideal for this purpose. The project consortium includes Pacific Marine Leasing, Inc.; Connell Finance Co.; and Fisker-Andersen and Whalen. (Funding = $400,000) 23,000 DWT Container/Bulk Carrier Halter Marine, Inc. of Gulfport, Miss., part of the Trinity Marine Group, proposes a 24-month project to developa state-of-the-art, self sustaining, 23,000-dwt multipurpose carrier for the dry-cargo market.
This design will include maximum cubic capacity of the cargo holds for grains; structural design enabling alternate loading of ores; wide hatch openings for container and unitized cargo; and an advanced bridge featuring an integrated navigation and advanced communication system. The project consortium includes Connell Finance Co. and IHI. (Funding = $1 million) Multi-Purpose Dry Cargo Ship Design/Process Development McDermott Inc. of Morgan City, La. proposes an 18-month project to develop a commercially competitive contract design for a multipurpose dry cargo ship. This offers penetration of a U.S. shipyard into the international commercial dry cargo market sector, building of strategic alliances with overseas shipyards and suppliers, and implementation of state-of-the-artdesign and production tools at a U.S. shipyard. Team members include McDermott Operations Research; McDermott/ B&W; the University of NewOrleans; Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries; and MAN B&W Diesel. (Funding = $3.9 million) Project Category: Vehicle Carrier From Sealift Ships to Vehicle Carriers: Internationally Competitive Ships for the 1990s National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) of San Diego, Calif, proposes a 24-month project to develop a contract design, a build strategy, and marketing and finance plans for a vehicle carrier vessel. The shipbuilding process will use advances in modular construction and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). The project consortium includes Argent Group; Kawasaki Heavy Industries; and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha. (Funding =$200,000) Project Category: Special Penetrating the InH. Market for Small Ships The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) of Arlington, Va., in conjunction with six of its members, proposes a 24-month project to conduct a market analysis and to develop innovative designs for the international market for small vessels. Assistance in accomplishing these goals will be provided by Kvaerner-Masa Marine (KMM); SPAR; and the National Ports and Waterways Institute as subcontractors to AWSC. The AWSC team includes Bender Shipbuilding; Bird-Johnson; McDermott Marine; Steiner Shipyard; Trinity Marine Group; and Wartsila Diesel, Inc. (Funding = $600,000) Sea Horse Self Elevating Offshore Support Platform for the International Markets Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Inc. of Lockport, La. proposes a 24-month project to develop designs for self-elevating offshore support platforms for the international market. The design will meet international requirements for permanent offshore structures, and the resulting platforms will be classified as oceangoing vessels. The project consortium includes Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.; and Brown & Root. (Funding = $1.5 million)