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Canadian Offshore Resources Exposition

Halifax, Nova Scotia—October 1-3 This year's Fifth Annual Canadian Offshore Resources Exposition and Conference (CORE) is again scheduled for Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 1-3. The exposition will be held at the Port of Halifax Ocean Terminals

 

Alsthom Unit Strengthens Position In Norwegian Offshore Market

Alsthom's ACB unit in Nantes, France, has decided to create a subsidiary in Norway, called ACB Norge A/S, to develop business in the Norwegian offshore market. ACB thus intends to concentrate efforts in Norway on activities for which it already has significant involvement,

Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 32 Sets A New Record: Passes The 1,000 Engine Milestone

Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 32 engine type has set a new record. With an 18-engine contract from the Odense Steel Shipyard of Denmark for a new container feeder vessel series, the number of Vasa 32s ordered now exceeds 1,000. This is, according to the company,

Swiftships Delivers M / V C/Wanderer To Co-Mar Offshore Corporation

The M/V C/Wanderer is a new crew/supply vessel designed and built by Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The all-aluminum craft is operated by Co-Mar Offshore C o r p o r a t i o n of Morgan City, and is the 29th vessel Co- Mar or affiliated companies have taken delivery from Swiftships,

Marathon LeTourneau Awarded Contract For Platform Rig Project

Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, unit has been awarded a contract for the fab- rication and modification of platform drilling rigs by Helmerich and Payne of Tulsa, Okla. The contract calls for Marathon to fabricate a new platform

Astronomical Drilling Rig Prices Anticipated Because Of Worldwide Demand

According to industry officials, prices for drilling rig equipment are about to skyrocket because of strong worldwide rig demand. The resulting rise in the cost of finding oil and getting it into production may slow future drilling activity unless oil prices rise, officials also warned.

Marine coatings & corrosion control

Manufacturers and suppliers of marine coatings and other corrosion- prevention measures continue to improve their products and services. In the important area of reducing fuel consumption, a new generation of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings,

Literature Available On COMSAT's SatCom Services

COMSAT Corporation, Washington, D.C., is offering free literature on its satellite communication services for the offshore drilling platform and maritime industry. Among the services enumerated by COMSAT in its literature are: • Smart Card Phone

Bollinger Delivers Ms. Sara Jane

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. last month delivered the latest in a line of innovative vessels — and the first of Bollinger's new 220 'super shelf series. Ms. Sara Jane is the first of two new 207 x 53 x 19-ft. (63 x 16.1 x 5.7 m) supply boats to MNM Boats,

Tidewater To Supply 41 Tugs, Barges Under Two Multiyear Contracts

Tidewater Inc., New Orleans, La., recently announced that its marine service division, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., has signed two multiyear contracts that will place 41 pieces of inland towing equipment in service in West Africa. The first

 
 
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