Marine Concrete Structures, Inc., Metairie, La. 70004, has delivered the first two offshore production platforms from its new graving dock facility at the firm's Port Bienville Yard, Don Payne, president, announced. The graving dock, 155 feet in width,
The board of directors of Diamond M Drilling Company, Houston, TexasJbased international drilling contractor, has authorized the construction of two new selfelevating jackup drilling rigs and a self-propelled semisubmersible drilling vessel. The
James R. Derusha has been appointed vice president of manufacturing at Marinette Marine Corporation, Ely Street, Marinette, Wis. 54143. It is the latest of several management positions Mr. Derusha has held during his 20 years with the Wisconsin shipbuilder.
CG-49 Vincennes third of 12 Aegis guidedmissile cruisers ordered by the U.S. Navy for construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., has completed her initial at-sea testing in preparation for commissioning on July 6. The new ship is equipped with the Aegis weapons system,
Aker a.s. and Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc., recently announced their agreement to form Aker Gulf Marine, a Texas partnership. Aker Gulf Marine will offer fabrication and construction services to the offshore oil and gas industry. Aker will own 51 percent and Kiewit 49 percent of the new company.
Atlantic Sandblasting & Coatings, Inc. was recently awarded a sandblasting and coatings contract for a total of 14 ships by PEMEX and Sociedad Civil Seccion of Mexico. The first ship of a total of 14, the Plan de Guadalupe, arrived in Tampa, Fla.