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Promet Private Launches Jackup r For The Offshore Comrp an7y

Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched a 165- foot by 140-foot by 18-foot jackup rig, Offshore Jupiter (shown above), owned by The Offshore Company of Houston. The drilling rig, a four-legged, 150-foot water depth, cantilever jackup

 

SMM '94

The Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine Technology Exhibition & Conference (SMM '94) — scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Hamburg—is a leading international show which will attract an estimated 32,000 vistitors from 49 countries. The exhibits portion

Zapata Orders Three Rigs Costing $105 Million

Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,

National Supply Patents Subsea Template System —Literature Available

National Supply Company has received a U.S. patent for a subsea template system for multiple well drilling and production. The template design was developed by National Supply's Well Control Systems engineering group, Houston, to reduce time and cost of underwater operations,

Marine Contractors Begins Work On $68-Million Turnkey Project

Marine Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., announced the beginning of a $68-million turnkey project for Sociedade Nacionale de Combustives (SONANGOL) and Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC). The project includes the design,

Petronas Commissions Its First Proet-Built Jackup

Petronas recently commissioned its first offshore jackup drilling rig built at Promet, Private, Ltd., Singapore. Witnessed by 400 guests, the commissioning ceremony for the Parameswara was performed by Toh Fuan~STihailah, wife of Petronas adviser Tun Hussein Onn.

Largest Aquastrada High Speed Ferry Under Construction At Rodriquez

Currently under construction at Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA's Pietra Ligure shipyard is a TMV 115 high-speed passenger and vehicle ferry for the Spanish ferry operator Balearia Eurolines Maritimes. The contract for this vessel was signed in January 2000 and delivery is expected in May 2001.

Auxiliary Sail Rig Passes Sea Tests On Cargo Ship

An auxiliary sailing rig installed on a 3,000-dwt cargo ship successfully completed sea trials and will soon be further tested in Caribbean trading. The rig was d e v e l o p e d by Wind s h i p Development Corp., Norwell, Mass., in conjunction with Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd.

Millennium's Vibration Problem Not Related To Gas Turbines

A splashing debut with new innovations could best describe the inauguration of Celebrity's Millennium, which occurred in England this past summer. Ironically, the splashing part of the gas turbine-powered vessel's debut is what is now causing headaches at the Miami, Fla.

The Containership Market: Full Steam Ahead?

Liner shipping is traditionally a cyclical business, subject to dramatic peaks and troughs and sudden changes in fortune in individual trade lanes. Today's ebullience among all sectors of container shipping, including its various intermediaries,

 
 
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