Avondale Shipyards has announced the appointment of Douglas L. Oehrlein as marketing manager for the main yard located on the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles above New Orleans, La. Avondale Shipyards is a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation
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).
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.
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS), Singapore, recently announced it has signed a contract to construct a drillship for Global Marine Drilling Company of USA. The vessel will be built in Singapore and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 1983.
Promet Private Limited of Singapore, with the collaboration of Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced receipt of a contract for the construction of a BMC 150 H class self-elevating, c a n t i l e v e r beam, mobile d r i l l i n g platform from Arabian Drilling Company,
Huthnance Corporation, Houston, Texas, the newly formed parent company of Huthnance Drilling Company, announced it has completed the acquisition of all limited partner interests in three of its limited partnerships and the stock of an affiliated company.
Jardine Offshore Promet Pte. Limited, one of the leading steel fabricating firms in Southeast Asia, recently signed a license agreement with Paceco, Inc., a subsidiary of Fruehauf Corporation, 'to manufacture offshore equipment, to Paceco design, at their Singapore production facilities.
W.D. Kent of Houston, Texas, and Don Boling of Tulsa, Okla., have recently been elected to the board of directors of the National Ocean I n d u s t r i e s Association, headquartered in W a s h i n g t o n, D.C. Mr. Kent is the president of Reading and Bates Drilling Co.
Worley Engineering has been awarded a contract for the conceptual design and detailed engineering of three new platforms to be installed on the Rough natural gas field off the Humber. British Gas plans to turn the field into a storage facility