In February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.
The 900-ton, heavy-duty floating derrick Tog Mor (shown above) was delivered recently by Blohm + Voss AG, Hamburg. Built for Howard Doris Ltd. of Edinburgh, the derrick's hull is 101.4 meters long and 27.4 meters wide (about 332.7 by 89.9 feet).
Avondale Shipyards has announced the appointment of Douglas L. Oehrlein as marketing manager for the main yard located on the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles above New Orleans, La. Avondale Shipyards is a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation
Worley Engineering has been awarded a contract for the conceptual design and detailed engineering of three new platforms to be installed on the Rough natural gas field off the Humber. British Gas plans to turn the field into a storage facility
J . Ray McDermott & Co., Inc.'s s u b s i d i a r i e s in Southeast Asia have recently been awarded contracts with values totaling more than $60 million. The following are the major projects which make up approximately $50 million of this total.
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS), Singapore, recently announced it has signed a contract to construct a drillship for Global Marine Drilling Company of USA. The vessel will be built in Singapore and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 1983.
Some 500 firms from more than 30 countries will take part in the SMM '82 maritime exhibition and convention to be held next fall at the Hamburg e x h i b i t i on grounds. Scheduled from September 28 through October 2, 1982, the 10th Exhibition Ship,
American Aero, Inc., a subsidiary of Weatherford International, will more than double its current production capacity by building a new manufacturing plant, warehouse, and office complex in northwest Houston. The AAI plant proposal, more than a year in the planning stages,
Promet Private Limited of Singapore, with the collaboration of Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced receipt of a contract for the construction of a BMC 150 H class self-elevating, c a n t i l e v e r beam, mobile d r i l l i n g platform from Arabian Drilling Company,