Exxon USA recently installed the world's first commercial guyed tower offshore platform in 1,000 feet of water in a new gas and oil field southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Total development cost for the field is in excess of $750 million.
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.
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
Seaforth Maritime has announced revised plans for one of the North Sea's most ambitious project proposals—a floating airport with a 2,000-foot runway capable of taking four-engined 50-seat aircraft. Seaforth originally proposed an airport based on the hull of a very large crude carrier,
— F r e e Literature O f f e r e d— The Walter S. Diehl, T-AO-193, the fifth in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction at Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La., for the U.S. Navy, was recently christened. She is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 1988.
"Back to the drawing board" is the message to designers of new vessels, as ballast water management is to become a major consideration in the design of new vessels following the approval by IMO of a series of measures aimed at reducing the effects
—Literature Available Marine computers are used to calculate and check shipboard safety criteria, primarily stability and cargo distribution, but also material stresses. The rugged Siemens SIMAC marine computer is this type of microcomputer which
Members and guests of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, for their annual spring meeting. A technical session at which two papers were presented was held at the Officers Club,
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has announced a new system of computer programs, called EAGLE, for use with the Hewlett Packard 9000, Series 200 computer recently installed in the ABS New York headquarters. A feature of the EAGLE system
The Norcontrol Division of A/S Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk in Norway has restructured its U.S. operations. Nav-Control, Inc. of Halesite, N.Y., has been appointed authorized agent for its navigation/instrumentation line of products. Nav- Control will