Accession Number:

ADA458018

Title:

A Return to Merchant Ship Construction: The International Impact of the NSRP and American Technology

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ASTILLEROS ESPANOLES S A MADRID (SPAIN)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

In the mid-eighties, the state-owned shipbuilders of Spain were suffering from many typical shipyard problems, making them uncompetitive. After making a strong re-entry in the commercial shipbuilding market, they engaged in a process of reorganization of the entire production system according to modern Japanese practice. The goal was to become competitive with the worlds best. The know-how was acquired via cooperative agreements with leading Japanese shipbuilders as well as through the use of American consultants and NSRP-related literature. A comprehensive technological improvement plan has been launched and the initial results are very promising.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE