THE SHIPBUILDING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM: BRINGING JAPANESE SHIPBUILDING IDEAS TO U.S. SHIPYARDS

Levingston Shipbuilding Company and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Company, (IHI), are working together to introduce a number of Japanese shipbuilding techniques in Levingston's shipyard in Orange, Texas. This work, designated the Shipbuilding Technology Transfer Program, is being done under the provisions of a research and development contract from the U.S. Maritime Administration, the cost of which is being shared 50-50 between MarAd and Levingston. The program is a part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program managed by MarAd's office of Commercial Development. The authors explain the origins and background to this program, how it is organized and managed and how the results are being shared with other U.S. shipyards. They outline the distinctive features of the Japanese philosophy of shipbuilding management and the principal characteristics of the technology being transferred. Finally, they describe the principal findings of the program so far, the applications that have been or are being implemented at Levingston, the results achieved and their expectations for the future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented on 22 May 1980 to the New York Metropolitan Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Colton, T
    • Mikami, Y
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM