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
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*Editor's Note: Dipl. Ing. Heinrich Moller is general manager and technical director of Bornemann Pumps, Obernkirchen, West Germany. Asmus W. Feck, P.E., based in Pawleys Island, S.C., is an international marine engineering consultant. This article
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A Japanese shipbuilder has unveiled a concept for constructing a nine-story, first-class hotel on a barge that could then be towed to any coastal area in the world. Nippon Kokan (NKK) reports it has solved all of the technical problems involved in the construction of the floating hotel,
BP is to form a joint venture with Belfast shipbuilder Harland and Wolff for the construction of a special single well oil production system (SWOPS) vessel designed to extract oil directly from subsea wells. The agreement is subject to approval from the boards of both companies.