Bollinger recently gave new life to an old boat, the 150-ft. Guardian, originally named Gale B., which was built by Southern Shipyard in 1963. It was owned by Midland Enterprises and was part of a tug/barge unit with the hopper barge Martha B.
For the past three years the C. Luhring shipyard in Brake, West Germany, has been working on the development of an oil recovery vessel based on a split-hull design (see October 1, 1979 issue of MR/EN). The unique vessel is really a simple ship that is divided at its center line.
With tall, slab sides encasing a multideck configuration, the pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) has a characteristically high windage factor, influencing course- keeping, maneuvering and fuel usage. A new series of PCTCs at the top end of the capacity
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Dolphin (shown above), a 112- foot by 26-foot by 11-foot, 1,200- horsepower-class u t i l i t y vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP) in Pascagoula, Miss.
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.
Lean times call for "leaner" boats and what better to employ than Lean Shipbuilding, which is known as a proven approach that shipyards can use to improve shipbuilding efficiency. It has the advantages of reducing defects while remaining responsive to change.
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
Jardine Offshore Promet Pte. Limited, one of the leading steel fabricating firms in Southeast Asia, recently signed a license agreement with Paceco, Inc., a subsidiary of Fruehauf Corporation, 'to manufacture offshore equipment, to Paceco design, at their Singapore production facilities.
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,
The Seventh International Conference and Exhibition on LNG and LPG — Gastech 79 — will be held in Houston, Texas, from November 13-16, 1979. In choosing Houston, the organizers will bring Gastech to the natural gas capital of America, and the