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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,

 

SHIPLIFTING AND DRYDOCKING SYSTEMS

Better Equipment Increases Profitability —A Review— Most U.S. shipyards are in the process of increasing their efforts to expand repair and conversion work, both commercial and military. As many of these projects include drydocking, the efficiency

Swiftships Delivers Second 117-Foot Tug To Otto Candies

Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., recently delivered the second of a two-tug boat order, the 117- foot Ben Candies to Otto Candies Inc. of Des Allemandes, La. The vessel measures 117 feet long, by 34 feet wide, and is 17 feet deep. The tug

DECK MACHINERY/ CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT

—A Review— Faster turnaround in port means increased profits for all vessel operators. To meet that need, designers and manufacturers of cargo handling equipment and access and stowage systems continue to improve their products and to introduce new,

Verolme Botlek Carries Out Vessel Upgrades

Verolme Botlek, a drydocking, repair and conversion yard located in Rotterdam, has been actively repairing various vessels including FPSO Uisge Gorm, which underwent tank damage repairs this past summer. The yard concluded yet another steel repair project - renewing of the 7,

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

Nippon Kokan To Build Semi-Submersible Rig For Norwegian Firm

Nippon Kokan (NKK), Tokyo, Japan, is building an "Ultra Yatzy" semi-submersible offshore drilling rig for the Norwegian Dyvi Group. The construction is expected to be completed in May 1986. The "Ultra Yatzy" will have a maximum deck load capacity of 4,

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.

Wilson & Hayes Mark 55 Years In Business

Wilson & Hayes Inc., a manufacturer of shipboard furniture, has passed 55 years of business. The company manufactures furniture to any specification—Navy, Coast Guard, Maritime Administration, NOAA—as well as for commercial marine projects, offshore oil drilling,

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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