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Ship Production Symposium Calls for Papers


The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting has an open “Call for Papers”. The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held on October 24‐26 in Providence, RI.   Abstracts will be accepted until this Friday, June 1st. Submissions should be sent to / Abstract Interest areas include: • Ship Design Processes & Technologies • Material Advancements & Technologies • Surface Preparation & Coatings • Electrical Technologies • Planning & Production Processes • Welding Advancements & Technologies • Business Processes • Information Systems • Environmental Technologies • Risk Management • Human Capital & Workforce Development • Facilities Processes For additional information, please visit the SNAME website:  

Sname Preview: 2004 SNAME Set for Washington, D.C.

One of the maritime industry's premiere annual events, the 2004 SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exposition, is scheduled to grace scenic Washington, D.C., scheduled from September 29 to October 1, 2004. Washington, D.C., the center of U.S. political power, is an appropriate host for the event, as the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) annual meeting and exhibition are well-renowned for bringing together an enviable gathering of the maritime industry's elite

Moore Honored by SNAME

Arnold P. Moore, engineering vice president at Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Ship Systems sector, has received the prestigious 2005 William M. Kennedy Award from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). The award honors Moore’s outstanding service and contribution in the development of systems and planning for shipbuilding and ship repair. The award was presented to Moore at SNAME’s World Maritime Technology Exposition in Houston.

SNAME Introduces Innovation Sessions

In response to feedback from exhibitors, SNAME will introduce Innovation Sessions during the SMTC&E and SPS, scheduled to be held in Houston on October 20-21, 2005. Exhibitors who have new products or technologies can use these sessions to make presentations to SMTC&E and SPS conference attendees in a special lecture-style area of the Expo Hall with seating for up to 30. Details: · 20-minute segments, with 10 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 30 minutes maximum per session.

Ship Design Book Updated


An extensive update of Ship Structural Design (SSD), for 25 years the leading text on the preliminary design of ship structures, is underway. The update is expected to take several years to complete so the publisher, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), is making the first two new chapters available on a companion CD. Originally written by Dr. Owen Hughes and published in 1983, the new version of SSD has a second principal author - Dr

SNAME Rename Annual Meeting & Expo

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) inform that its Annual Meeting & Expo has been renamed the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), to further address relevant issues across the maritime industry, including ship production, repair, and operations, as well as suppliers and supply chain management. The Society adds that there will continue to be a Ship Production Symposium (SPS) element to the SMC with separate agenda tracks for SPS-oriented papers

Editor’s Note

I was in New Orleans last month to give a presentation dubbed “Maritime and the Media” at the GICA annual convention. Stereotypical stale introduction jokes aside (evidently, not many had heard this one, as it actually produced some laughter), the presentation gave me unencumbered time to assess what we do here, in the broad perspective. Now many, including the guy who signs my check, might assume that this is an ongoing rather than isolated process

New SNAME PNA Book, Intact Stability Focus

The Principles of Naval Architecture Series: Intact Stability is now available from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). The new volume, a revision of the previous chapter two of PNA, develops the principles of intact stability in calm water, starting from initial stability at small angles of heel then proceeding to large angles. Written by Dr. Colin S. Moore, Manager, Advanced Analysis and Salvage Engineering at Herbert Engineering Corp

Peter Noble to Lead SNAME

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Elects Peter G. Noble as the Society’s Next President. On Friday November 18, 2011, Peter G. Noble was elected to be the next President of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) for a three-year term, the first year to be served as President Elect. For over 45 years, Mr. Noble has worked internationally as a Naval Architect and Ocean Engineer

Winners of WFSA Ferry Design Contest Announced


Today the results of the World Ferry Safety Association international student design competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry were announced. The goal of the design competition is to elicit new approaches for ferry design in the developing world as well as to encourage designers to enter this arena, for which there is a need and an emerging market.   An announcement of the winners, chosen by an esteemed team of judges (see below), and a recognition of all participants

Bollinger VP Fanguy Snags SNAME Award

Dennis Fanguy (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced its vice president for quality management system, Dennis Fanguy, will receive the 2015 William M. Kennedy from the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME).  


SSI CEO Darren Larkins continues to consult with shipbuilders around the globe on how to leverage 3D Product Data Models using Autodesk technology.   His next presentation on 3D Product Data Models will be October 22 at the shipbuilding and offshore show KORMARINE in Busan.  

New Addition to The Shearer Group Team

Harrison Brann

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) has announced a new addition to its naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying practice.   Harrison Brann joined TSGI in October of 2015 as a naval architect. In 2011, Harrison graduated with a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and


Verónica Alonso (Photo: SENER)

SENER Marine north America manager, Verónica Alonso, presents a paper that was written in collaboration with Rodrigo Pérez, SENER South Europe manager.   SENER engineering and technology group took active part in the World Maritime Technology Conference 2015

Fogal Retires from Zentech After 57 Years in O&G

Bob Fogal, left, accepting congratulations from Ramesh Maini

Robert “Bob” “Sonny” Fogal, Jr., one of the icons in the offshore oil and gas industry, has decided to retire from front-line work as Zentech’s Director of Business Development.  Zentech’s President Ramesh Maini noted on August 28

WFSA Ferry Design Competition: University Team Wins

Winning entry rendering: Image WFSA

The World Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) has announced the results of its Second Annual international student design competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry. The top prize of $5,000 is to be awarded to the student team from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, details as follows:

G-Ship Renewable Energy Propulsion at 25 Knots


The Newport Beach Company G-Ship LLC finished a four-month validation with the CSC, Advanced Marine Center team led by Alexander Landsburg shows 90% fuel savings for containerships. Since the Steamer came along, sailing vessels have stayed the course as the leader in renewable energy propelled

Capuco is Chief Naval Architect of Gibbs & Cox

Benedict Capuco, Vice President, Platform Solutins Group at Gibbs & Cox.

  Gibbs & Cox, Inc., an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, announced the appointment of Mr. Benedict P. Capuco as Chief Naval Architect.  In this role, Capuco will provide corporate leadership to the company's naval architecture and marine engineering

Howard Fireman Awarded David W. Taylor Medal

Howard Fireman (Photo courtesy of ABS)

SNAME recognizes ABS executive for contributions to naval architecture The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to Howard Fireman

SENER Presents at SNAME Convention

Rodrigo Pérez during the presentation (Photo: SENER)

SENER presents the module for the ship General Arrangement definition in FORAN SENER took part once again in the Annual Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Convention in the U.S., this time in Houston from October 20-24.  

Higgins Named CEO of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

Gavin Higgins (Photo: NBBB)

Gavin Higgins has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ice Floe LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB), the company announced today.   Effective immediately, Higgins replaces Matt Nichols, one of the company’s founders who has served as CEO of NBBB since February 2012

Werner Named Academic Dean of Webb Institute

Matthew R. Werner (Photo courtesy of Webb Institute)

Webb Institute announced that Matthew R. Werner has been named Webb Institute’s next Academic Dean.   Professor Werner, the American Bureau of Shipping Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, will begin his term on July 1, 2015

SNAME Graduate Scholarships Award Winners


  SNAME announced the recipients of the Graduate Scholarships awarded for year 2015-16. The winners are: Wilbur N. Landers Scholarship Award goes to Alyssa M. Bennett, 2015 Ocean Engineering graduate of Texas A&M University, to study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Webb Institute Picks Crowley Scholarship Recipients

Tom Crowley with Nicholas Ratinaud (left) and Andrew Ko (right). (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2015-2016 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Nicholas Ratinaud, of West Bloomfield, Mich

Webb Institute Hires New Assistant Professor

Michael T. Martin (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute announced Michael T. Martin, PE as its new Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Martin has over 23 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer with a broad background in electrical systems including, electrical propulsion, power generation, power distribution

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