A new Reading & Bates semisubmersible oil drilling rig being constructed at Ishikawajima Harima Industries' Aichi Shipyard, will be equipped with two triple-effect Atlas Danmark water makers with a total production of 140,000 1/24 hours. According to Atlas-Danmark,
McElroy Machine, a long time builder of custom marine deck equipment, recently announced the completion of 14 double drum, self contained, diesel driven winches to be installed aboard the Navy's "Side Loadable Warping Tugs". Recently awarded contracts include,
Valmet's subsidiary yard, Valmetin Laivateollisuus Oy in Turku, Finland, recently delivered the first unit in a four-vessel series being built for the Ministry of Gaz Industry of the USSR. The supply/ anchor-handling vessel Rioni incorporates a number of interesting features,
Newest addition to the tugboat fleet of McAllister Brothers is the Eileen McAllister, a 4,290-hp vessel j ust put into operation at Norfolk, Va., for service in the growing Hampton Roads Harbor area. The vessel was named for, and christened at the Norfolk International Terminal by Mrs.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., and the Petromar Offshore Corporation, Rockport, Texas, has signed a contract for the construction of two 192-foot tug/ supply vessels. Both will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 1982. When completed,
At its regular board meeting following the annual shareholder's meeting in November, Offshore Logistics, Inc., Lafayette, La., anounced that Kenneth M. Jones had been elected president of the corporation. Burt H. Keenan will remain chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
—Literature Available A new company, GCG Consultants, Houston, Texas, offering mooring equipment technology for the offshore and marine industries was recently formed, according to company principal G. Curtis Gibby. GCG Consultants offers a variety of
MARITIME REPORTER recently conducted a limited survey among key small and medium-size U.S. shipyards engaged primarily in the construction of shallow-draft vessels. Information received as of press time is presented here to show current levels and indicates activity is on the upswing.
The evolution of podded propulsion systems has gained steam in recent years, as a number of notable new systems have entered the market with new options. The era of podded propulsion is here and now, and despite some technical glitches with the
Morecambe Bay Contractors, a joint venture between Press Offshore and McDermott International, Inc., has been awarded a contract valued at more than $100 million for two drilling platforms for the Morecambe Bay gas field by Hydrocarbons Great Britain Limited.