One of the common items found on almost every vessel constructed that is frequently overlooked is thermal insulation material. As vessels increase in age. it is safe to say that the insulation systems start to degrade with time and abuse. In fact,
Bruce Kasen, vice president, marketing, Timmons & Charles, Inc., has announced the appointment of George S. Mahaly to manager, technical services. Mr. Mahaly joined T&C in 1973, and has previously held the positions of field service section chief and consulting engineer.
The cyclical nature of the oil business has blossomed into full bloom during the latter part of 2000, as a host of political power plays have sent oil prices on a virtual rollercoaster, albeit mostly up, helping to send it soaring as high as $37/barrel at the time of this writing.
A & P Appledore International Ltd., the marine industry's services group, has been acquired by A & P Appledore (Holdings) Ltd., a company formed by the senior employees of the company. The shares in A & P Appledore International Ltd. were in the
A major reorganization resulting in the promotion of several individuals to key positions at Petro-Marine Engineering, Inc., 1141 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, La. 70053, has been announced by John W. Owensby, president. Petro-Marine is one of the nation's largest
An increasing number of Greek vessels are now being classified with Det norske Veritas and at the last turn of the year, the figures were 166 ships totaling 1.75-million gross tons, or 11 percent of the fleet registered in Greece. As a consequence
Boots Hansen of Boots & Coots Inc. of Houston, Texas, and Paul Koomey of Koomey Inc. of Brookshire, Texas, recently announced the development and sale of a new device for high-pressure oil or gas wells they feel is a significant answer to platform safety.
Nippon Paint is restructuring its marine coatings subsidiary to increase its presence in the global marine paint market for newbuildings, shiprepair and maintenance. As part of a strategy to build up its marine coatings business worldwide, Nippon
Floating production has evolved to a mature technology that opens for development oil and gas reservoirs that would be otherwise impossible or uneconomic to tap. The technology enables production far beyond the depth constraints of fixed platforms, generally considered to be 1,400 ft.
Bristol-based Brunei Limited has developed radical new coating systems for the marine industry. The aim has been to create the most durable, efficient and environmentally friendly available. To marry the owners' needs for hull-effi- ciency, long docking intervals,