A jackup offshore drilling rig, the lie du Levant (shown above), was completed recently at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen in Japan. The cantilever type rig will be operated by Foramer S.A. of France. Following delivery, the rig was towed to Abu Dhabi,
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
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its final meeting of the 1976-77 season at the Officers Club of the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The meeting included election of officers for the next year,
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has acquired Mangone Shipbuilding Company of Houston from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc., representatives of the companies announced. Jerry Hoffpauir, president of Swiftships, and Ray Loden, vice president of
J.W. Bean, p r e s i d e n t , Eagle Dredging Corp., New Orleans, La., a joint venture of C.F. Bean Corp. and Adriaan Volker Dredging Company, Rotterdam, Holland, has announced the signing of a $25-miIlion contract with Avondale Shipyards, Inc.
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.
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,
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,
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
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La. has added a 220 class offshore supply vessel (OSV) to the company's continually growing series of OSV's that provide cargo capacities of much larger vessels while lowering operating costs. Scott Theriot, executive vice president,