The 91st Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held on November 9-12 at the New York Hilton Hotel, again drew a large attendance at the banquet, technical sessions, and at the expanded Second International Maritime Exposition,
A review of new designs to meet the challenges of deep water and harsh environments Offshore drillers, in 1984, ordered a total of 37 units to be built, includ- ing 24 semisubmersibles. Some of these orders were letters of intent subsequently
With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point, Md., yard has dedicated the keel for the reconstruction of its second ship in the U.S. Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Ship Program, it was announced recently by David Watson, yard general manager. "The
NKK (Nippon Kokan) will build a $56- million jacket for a conventional offshore platform off the northwest coast of Australia. According to NKK officials in New York, the contract was signed with Woodside Petroleum Development Pty. Ltd. of Australia.
World City Corporation's contract with Avondale Industries is the basis of a "Build America" campaign aimed at maximizing use of American technology, products, and services from all 50 states in the building and outfitting of Phoenix World City and in her operation under the American flag.
The offshore supply vessel Liberator, which once served rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, has been converted by Halter Marine, Inc., Lockport, La., to support the U.S. Coast Guard in its war on illegal drugs. Now known as the Windward Sentry,
Three major energy-related companies have formed Sea Plex Corporation of Tulsa to provide the offshore industry with retrievable, bottom-supported drilling/ production/storage facilities specifically designed to exploit fields that had been considered marginal.
The Scottish Offshore Partnership (SCOPA) has announced the formal opening of its office in Houston, Texas. This significant action by a British group of consulting engineers requires explanation. SCOPA has been set up with its headquarters in Glasgow,
One of the world's tallest fourpile offshore platforms is being built for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Inc., in McDermott Marine Construction's Louisiana fabri- 86 cation yards. The platform, named Crystal,