Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and
A very informative paper entitled "Current Design and Applications of Marine Evaporators" was presented at a recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers by its author, Charles D.
Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat
These four frames capture the launch sequence of the Penrod 86, a class 82-SD-C self-elevating offshore jackup drilling platform built by Marathon Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas. The shallow-draft c a n t i l e v er drilling unit was launched
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, La., is offering a 20-page full color brochure describing the range of transportation services it provides to the marine and offshore industries. A Houston Natural Gas Corporation subsidiary,
Hitachi Zosen of Japan recently received an additional order from J.L. Offshore Drilling A/S, Denmark, for construction of a jackup- type offshore drilling rig. This is the second of two of the same type rig to be built by Hitachi for the Danish
The Offshore Division of Houston Ship Repair. Inc. (HSR) completed two rig upgrades for Global Marine. HSR was the primary contractor for the repowering and mud system enhancement stages of the Glomar Baltic I upgrade project. The Marathon LeTourneau Super
A flurry of contract awards during the first half of 1988 has caused Bardex Corporation of Goleta, Calif., to view near-term recovery prospects for the offshore industry with optimism. Recent contract activity contributing to the company's renewed growth
The formation of Guarino & Cox, Inc., a consulting naval architectural marine design firm, was announced recently in New Orleans by its two principals, Salvadore J. Guarino and Gregory Cox, both formerly with Halter Marine, Inc. Mr. Guarino, president of the new company,
Hornbeck-Leevac Marine Services, Inc. has approved a new vessel construction program for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. This is the company's third such program since its inception five years ago — the first two were seven and six vessel programs, respectively.