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,
Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched its second self-propelled jackup wells e r v i c e b a r g e , named Frank Purkey (shown above). Built for Sun Contractors, this barge was delivered at the end of May 1981. The Frank Purkey measures 110 feet by 50 feet by 10 feet.
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
ABB has struck a landmark deal to supply its new compact podded propulsion system on a semi-submersible drilling rig. Santa Fe International Corp. has awarded a $42 million contract to ABB in Norway for the supply of electric propulsion systems
Portex '81, said to be the world's first comprehensive international trade fair and convention, will take place in Hamburg, West Germany, May 26 through 30, 1981. Hosted by Germany's largest port city, Portex '81 will cover all aspects of the
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.
The board of directors of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., and Lykes Lines Agency, Inc., have elected four new vice presidents, effective January 1, it was announced by Joseph T. Lykes Jr., chairman of the board of each of the companies. Newly elected were: Barton W.