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OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1987

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.

 

Geiger Succeeds Zuehlke As President Of Bay Shipbuilding Corp.

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,

NAVY WORK IN PRIVATE U.S. YARDS

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.

Owners... Start Counting The Cash

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.

North Sea Operators Evaluating New Rig Concept For Long-Term Programs

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 Awarded Contract To Convert Rig

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 Expands Offshore Fleet With Acquisition Of Two Additional Companies

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

Marine coatings & corrosion control

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 To Provide Skidding System For Perforadora Mexico S.A.

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.

Contracts Awarded To Bardex Hydranautics

—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

 
 
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