Accession Number:

ADA458024

Title:

Maintaining the Shipbuilding Technology Base - Looking at Other Markets

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ABB COMBUSTION ENGINEERING WINDSOR CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This paper introduces for discussion the need and opportunities for shipyards to diversify into new areas of business. The need for diversification results from reductions in defense spending and the difficulties U.S. shipbuilders are having in gaining new orders. Shipyards have unique abilities that can be competitive strengths in other markets. Among these strengths are the ability to handle large, complex projects, the range of skills among their work force, and their proximity to water transportation facilities. Examples of shipyard participation in new markets demonstrate these strengths. Other markets addressed in this paper serve the utility and process industries, and the opportunities to participate in energy resource research and development.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE