The rapid expansion of offshore exploration into regions of hazardous environmental conditions has served to illuminate the necessity for improvements in drilling equipment, performance standards, and safety regulations. As a result, Global Marine
Barracuda Technologies, Laholm, Sweden, has been awarded a comprehensive contract by Kvaerner Batservice a.s., Norway, to supply the cellular core material and syntactic filler system for nine new mine countermeasure hovercraft/ catamaran vessels (MCMVs) ordered by the Norwegian Navy.
According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
Bahrain's Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) is currently carrying out a multi-million dollar conversion contract for the Iran Offshore Engineering Company (IOEC) — a first for the yard. Previously, ASRY has performed a total of four modification
Halliburton Subsea, a business unit of Halliburton's Energy Services Group, is deploying its ultra modern multi-purpose support vessel, MSV Subsea Viking, to the Gulf of Mexico on a longterm basis. The vessel, which arrived in U.S. waters in early February 2002,
McDermott Norge, a division of Oceanic Contractors, Inc., which is a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., has received a letter of intent for a $100-million contract with Amoco Norway Oil Company. McDermott Norge will act as the prime contractor for
Last year, Hagglunds Marine & Offshore received orders for about 200 deck cranes. Among new orders recently announced by Hagglunds are two from Dutch yards, totaling 21 cranes; an order at the Donghae yard in South Korea and Bangkok for four 40t SWL
There are 2,511 identified pending, probable and possible subsea production wells forecast (base case) worldwide over the next six years. Some 18 percent of these subsea completions will be installed in North America, 30 percent in Africa/Mediterranean,
Following amalgamation with the BMV Group (Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder A.S.), the Ulstein Group has become one of the largest companies in Norway producing equipment for ships. Ulstein has held a majority interest in BMV in recent years and has
Kloster Cruise Limited, Coral Gables, Fla., has ordered two new 40,000-ton, 1,220-passenger ships, to be launched in late 1992 and early 1993 as part of the company's Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Cruise Line fleets. The cruise ships will be built in St.