A $50 million "cold water" and ice-breaking vessel research center will be completed by the early 1980s at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland. Established under the auspices of the Canadian National Research Council, the research center will help develop Canada's Arctic, and it will be of particular importance to this Atlantic Canadian province where offshore oil and commercial fishing activities are expected to increase considerably over the next five years. The center will carry out an intensive effort to improve the design of ice-breaking craft and offshore oil structures to assure their safe and efficient operation in the cold waters off Newfoundland and Labrador. The facility will include a "world class" ship dynamics laboratory; extensive ice tank and open water tank vessel testing facilities; and an installation to fabricate automated ship models. Ship and offshore model facilities will include a 16 x 80 meter ice tank to be completed in 1981, and 16 x 120 meter open water tank. (No further information in article.)

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 530
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 19
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 84
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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  • Accession Number: 00189417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM