This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.
John D. West, president of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., and chief executive officer of Bay Shipbuilding Corp., has announced that George K. Geiger has succeeded Arthur J. Zuehlke as president of Bay Shipbuilding Corp. Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company,
With the virtual disappearance of the market for oceangoing merchant ships, most of the major private yards in the U.S. are heavily dependent upon Navy shipbuilding, conversion, and repair for the majority of their work, some as much as 100 percent.
The much anticipated turnaround in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Patch is happening, and the companies that supply boats and services in the area are feeling the impact. Consolidation has touched every facet of the marine business — every facet of business — for nearly a decade.
A new jackup concept, capable of drilling and production operations in more than 100 meters (about 328 feet) of water, is being developed by the rig designer Marathon LeTourneau of Texas, with Christiann Kongsli and Normann Riksen, the Norwegian rig experts.
Marathon LeTourneau Company of Houston, Texas, has been awarded a contract by Placid Oil Company of Dallas, Texas, to convert the Penrod 72, a semisubmersible offshore drilling rig, to a floating production unit. The conversion will be done at Marathon's Brownsville, Texas yard.
NICOR Inc., Naperville, 111., c h a i r m a n and p r e s i d e n t C.J. Gauthier recently announced acquisition w'th NICOR common stock of two marine transportation companies — Arthur Levy Enterprises, Inc. and Offshore Island Boats, Inc. These
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., recently announced receipt of a contract from National Supply Company, Houston, Texas, to provide a cantilever and drill floor skidding system for use on a Perforadora Mexico S.A. Class 1 11-C selfelevating drilling unit.
—Literature Available Bardex Hydranautics has been contracted by Reading and Bates Drilling Co. and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., for the design and manufacture of the BOP and subsea equipment handling systems and the handling/elevator systems