Nathan Friedland loins Santa Fe Engineering
Nathan Friedland, well-known naval architect and an instructor in the design of offshore drilling units, has joined Santa Fe Engineering Services as manager of marine design. Mr. Friedland will be in charge of the design and development of offshore vessels to be operated by the drilling and construction divisions of the parent company, Santa Fe International Corp., Orange, Calif. 92668.
During more than 30 years in naval architecture and ocean engineering, Mr. Friedland has contributed to a variety of advanced marine design programs, including the development of hydrofoils, wet and dry manned ^submersibles, surface vessels for offshore exploration and research, and underwater automation. In 1967-68, Mr. Friedland was chairman of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Chapter of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He joined' the faculty of UCLA in 1973 as a part-time lecturer for a course in the design of mobile offshore drilling units. Mr. Friedland holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Cooper Union Institute of Technology,' New York, and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.
He will assist Yoram Goren, vice president of Santa Fe Engineering Services, who is in charge of Santa Fe's marine capital projects, including four drilling vessels and a pipelaying barge currently under construction