The maritime industry has an image problem. Perceived to be an aging industry, many players in the maritime niche deal daily with the very real problem of replenishing its employment ranks, from desk jobs designing and operating vessels, to those at sea and in the construction yards.
The recent christening of Offshore Jupiter (shown above) was of great significance to Promet, as this is the largest rig christened to date at its yard in Jurong, Singapore. The ceremony was performed by Mrs. Audrey Richardson, wife of George T.
During the past year, Marystown Shipyard Limited in Newfoundland, Canada, has been developing an all-purpose anchor-handling/ tug/supply vessel design designated the M68 (LOA is 68.48 meters), capable of being fitted out with a number of options
Wider Range Of Services Offered The new Baltimore Marine Division of Bethlehem Steel Corporation "will make us more competitive and will enable us to respond to the needs of the reduced marketplace more effectively," declared David H. Klinges, president, marine construction.
Fabricating and transferring of ships and drill rigs using special Hydranautics hydraulic systems equipment has begun at Rauma Repola's Mantyluoto yard in Pori, Finland. The equipment permits ships of 8,500 tons steel weight to be constructed on land in sections,
A contract valued at about $79 million for construction of a jackup type drilling rig has been awarded to Hitachi Zosen's Osaka yard by the Dutch shipping group Royal Nedlloyd. Nedlloyd claims that the rig, which will have four legs for extra stability instead of the usual three,
With the rapid increase in the need for large plants in nonindustrialized areas, major Japanese shipbuilders have each developed unique methods to build large plants utilizing their engineering and shipbuilding techniques, such as barge-mounted plants.
Ed Paden, president of Levingston Industries, Inc., Orange, Texas, announced that a license agreement has been signed between Levingston Marine Corporation and Chantiers Navals de La Ciotat (CNC), under which CNC will build the Levingston Class
The South Korean government plans to build its own 10,000-gt semisubmersible offshore drilling unit for oil exploration at a cost of $80 million. The order will be placed, probably at a domestic yard, in time for delivery in 1983. Previously the government intended to lease rigs,
Curacao Drydock Inc., at Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, recently completed a multimillion dollar contract to repair the semisubmersible offshore mobile drilling unit Blue Water No. 3 for its owner Santa Fe Drilling Inc. Among the significant items