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).
The ability of ship repair yards to quickly, efficiently and effectively get ships in and out in the least possible amount of time is cornerstone to their very existence. Southwest Marine in San Diego has recently adopted an advanced, automated floating dry dock control system,
Albert R. Schultz has joined R.J. Brown and Associates in Houston as manager of the newly f o r m e d Offshore Terminals & Floating Production Systems Division. Mr. Schultz comes to RJBA after more than 12 years' experience in the design, engineering and construction management of harbors,
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.
Avondale Shipyards, a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, announced that it will double its repair capacity through the construction and equipping of an additional floating drydock and support facility. The new $50-million drydock will enable Avondale
Valmet Corporation in Finland and the engineering and consulting firm Foster Wheeler Petroleum Development Limited in the U.K. have signed an agreement calling for technical cooperation with respect to offshore projects. The pact is part of Valmet's arctic offshore strategy,
Congoleum C o r p o r a t i o n announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded a $224-million contract to its shipbuilding subsidiary, Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), Bath, Maine, for the construction of five Guided Missile Frigates of the new FFG-7 class.
Few marine incidents have vexed the collective international marine community as much as the recent situation with the damaged product tanker Castor, a ship, which experienced a near fatal deckplate crack in mid-voyage and then was denied safe
Ralph Arceneaux, president of Delta Shipyard, Houma, La., has announced the appointment of Wayne L. Harper to the company's newly created position of sales engineer. Mr. Harper has served in a wide variety of management and engineering assignments associated
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,