Moss Point Building Five Other Vessels For Joint Venture
Construction has begun on the first of five new offshore oil-field service vessels for Argosy Offshore Ltd., a joint venture consisting of Tenneco Oil Co., Philadelphia Life Insurance Co. and Wilhelmsen of Norway. The vessels will be constructed by Moss Point Marine Inc., Escatawpa, Miss.
Included in the five-vessel package are a trio of 181-foot offshore rig supply vessels and a pair of 140-foot utility vessels. Delivery of the final workboat in the package is set for early summer 1984.
"We're very proud and happy to have this new construction order by Argosy," commented Moss Point Marine president John Dane I I I.
"We look upon this as an indication that things in our industry may begin to perk up again soon and that brighter days lie ahead." The three aft-stacks 181 by 40 by 14 supply vessels will each be powered by a set of GM 16-149-NA main engines and Twin Disc Model 540 reduction gears. Each vessel will register under 300 gross tons.
A set of GM 16-V92 main engines will power the smaller utility vessels, which will measure 140 by 32 by 11. Twin Disc Model 527 reduction gears are also included aboard the aft-stacks vessels.
Gross tonnage will measure under 100.
"Moss Point is pleased and proud to be a part of Argosy's future as it related to offshore oil exploration, research and production," Mr.
Dane said . . . we've come a long way in a relatively short time, and we look forward to a solid, progressive 1984 and beyond." A long way quickly is the best way to describe accurately the relatively brief three-year record attained by Moss Point Marine. Since construction began in August 1980 on a 180-foot offshore deck barge, a total of 36 vessels have been constructed and delivered—vessels of all sizes and shapes. This is an enviable one-per-month average delivery record.
The complete MPM delivery record reflects the diversity and flexibility of the shipyard and its ability to construct a wide variety of offshore work vessels: 10 offshore deck barges in sizes from 140 feet to 250 feet; two 114-foot utility vessels; two 65-foot standby vessels; and 22 offshore supply and supply/towing vessels ranging in size from 173 feet to 254 feet.
Assisting Mr. Dane in the top administration of the shipyard are vice presidents Burnice Havard, Chalin O. Perez Jr. and Jack Dane. All four men bring a considerable amount of shipbuilding, financial, legal and overall administrative experience and skill to their key positions. Staff duties are the responsibility of Dan Strahan and Steve Snowdon, also seasoned shipyard veterans.
MPM uses a modular construction process that allows for the building of several vessels simultaneously.
This system optimizes the yard's construction capacity.
The work force currently numbers 225.
The shipyard's tilt beam launch system will accommodate vessels up to 300 feet in length. In the late spring of 1983, MPM launched a 254-foot supply/towing/container deck vessel (Nicor Clipper—owned by Nicor Marine, Inc.). Three 250- foot offshore deck barges have also been launched at the yard utilizing its tilt beam system.
For complete literature on all services offered by MPM,
Other stories from November 1983 issue
- Indonesia Signs $150-Million Agreement For 4 Boeing Jetfoils page: 5
- Joint Venture Formed By Union Carbide And MTL page: 5
- Marine Consultants To Conduct Study For MarAd On Bulk Carriers page: 6
- Glomar Robert F. Bauer Christened At FELS page: 6
- Global Marine Introduces New Designs For New Generation Of Heavy Weather Jackups page: 6
- McDermott Pla ns Study Of Fixed Platforms For 1,600-Foot Water Depths page: 7
- M i t c h e l l M a r i n e Delivers Fourth Service Boat page: 7
- North Sea Maureen Field Commences Oil Production page: 8
- Swift Group Management Promotions Announced page: 8
- Bay Shipbuilding Building Coal Topping Off Barge page: 8
- Radm. Nunneley New President Of ASNE page: 9
- Ship Survivability Topic Of Symposium In Philadelphia December 7 page: 10
- Miniliner Newport Clipper Delivered By Jeffboat page: 10
- Marinette Marine Awarded $6-Million Navy Contract page: 11
- ASNE Call For Papers For '84 Naval Ship Symposium page: 11
- Third ARS Keel Laying At Peterson Builders page: 12
- Navy Awards Tracor $7.7-Million Contract page: 12
- Thomas Marine Offers 38' Aluminum Crewboat —Literature Available page: 12
- Free Mobil Literature Details New Diesel Oil For High Output Engines page: 13
- Nav-Com Names Franza Director Of Marketing page: 13
- Nichols To Build New Seattle Fireboat page: 14
- Offshore Drilling Rig Sedco 602 Delivered By Promet Shipyard page: 14
- Uniroyal Fendering To Be Fitted On ARAMCO Tug —Literature Available page: 14
- Farrell Lines To Test U.S. Sea Shed System's Commercial Applications page: 15
- CSSRA 1984 Technical Conference Set For February 14 In Montreal page: 16
- McDermott To Build $6-Million Matson Container Barge page: 16
- Changes In The Navy Shipbuilding Program — An Update — page: 16
- New 8-Page Brochure On Micro = Lam Scaffold Planks Offered Free By Trus Joist page: 17
- New Updated Edition Of "American Harbour Pilot" By Hans Gade Is Available page: 18
- CRC Welding Systems Moves To Houston page: 18
- ACR Projects Business Improvement For 1984 page: 19
- Ogden Corporation Announces Spinoff Of Ogden Marine Inc. page: 19
- Rail Deregulation, User Taxes Threaten Barge And Towing Industry page: 20
- Icebreaker Contract For Halifax Shipyard Totals Can. $54 Million page: 21
- AMP Introduces New Line Of Ribbed Wire Splices —Literature Available page: 21
- Dock Express Changes Management Structure page: 24
- RMI Adds Four Members To Board Of Directors page: 25
- Wartsila Diesels To Power Sonat Semisubmersible —Literature Available page: 25
- The Marine Board Of The National Research Council Plans November Symposium page: 26
- Blount Marine Gets Orders For Three New Vessels page: 26
- PIMA Established As Shipbuilding/Repair Agents page: 26
- Navy Saves $22 Million In Three Months With Competitive Bidding Plan page: 27
- Butterworth Names Smith Tank Cleaning Machine Product Line Coordinator page: 27
- U.S. And Canadian Companies Licensed To Build Vickdock page: 27
- Rice Named Director of AMB Barge Train page: 29
- Halter-Built Paddlewheeler Is First Exhibit Completed For 1984 Louisiana World's Fair page: 30
- OFFSHORE RESURGENCE BEGINS page: 32
- N.Y. Port Engineers Society Discusses Importance Of Propeller Finish page: 33
- N e w M o n i t o r i n g System Can Reduce Fuel Costs — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le page: 34
- Halter Marine Completes Contract With Tidewater page: 34
- Great Lakes Towing Christens 250-Ton Drydock page: 35
- TCS Cuts Barge-Moving Costs With New Winch-Control System page: 36
- Financial Moratorium At Verolme Botlek Lifted page: 37
- Concrete Offshore Platform Designed By Foundation-Skanska page: 37
- Productivity Advances In Shipbuilding page: 38
- National Marine Names Mangan Service Manager page: 40
- Fetterolf Acquires Stacey Valve Products —Literature Available page: 40
- Mitsui Delivers The Kepbreeze page: 45
- SNAME Gulf Section Meets In Biloxi page: 45
- Armco Adds Forging Capability For Stainless-Steel Products —Free Literature Available page: 45
- Submarine Honolulu Launched At Newport News Shipbuilding page: 45
- The New Boston Shipyard Begins Operations page: 46
- A New Concept In Chemical Barge Transportation page: 47
- MARCO Pacific To Build New Design Tuna Purse Seiner page: 47
- Free 200-Page Book Describes The Corrosion Resistance Of Zinc page: 48
- $140-Million Contract To Daewoo Shipbuilding page: 48
- ASTM Standards Committee On Shipbuilding To Meet In Seattle In November page: 49
- Wartsila Opens Newest Factory In Singapore —Engine Literature Available page: 50
- 91st S N A ME Annual Meeting Second International Maritime Exposition page: 54
- Power Factor Savings W i th Energy Efficient M o t o rs page: 86
- B u r r a r d Y a r r o w s To B u i l d T w o I c e b r e a k e rs For Can. $ 1 0 8 . 5 - M i l l i on page: 86
- M o r m a c Ship Saves Fuel W i t h Westinghouse C o n t r o l System — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le page: 88
- Maritime Satellites Now Reach 2,000 Users page: 89
- Electro-Nav Brochure Describes Microprocessor Controlled Marine Receiver page: 89
- Innovative "Flexor" Barge Connector Allows Blue Water Barge Trains page: 90
- Bay Shipbuilding Converts Ex-President Harrison page: 90
- Caterpillar Offers Free Literature On New Lift Truck For Containers page: 92
- Squire-Cogswell Offers Literature On Oil-Free Marine Air Compressors page: 92
- $250,000 Order For Atlas Fishing Systems —Literature Available page: 95
- Fire-Tested Valves And Actuators Described In Free Jamesbury Brochure page: 97
- Port Allen Marine Offers Four-Color Brochure On Full Shipyard Services page: 98
- Free 4-Color Howe Baker Brochure Shows How New Burner Cuts Fuel Costs page: 100
- Magnus Maritec Completes $2 Million Expansion Of Fuel Oil Testing Service —Literature Available page: 101
- Navy Lets $8.3-Million Contract To Tracor page: 102
- Moss Point Building Five Other Vessels For Joint Venture page: 104
- Hoffman Maritime Names Finn C. Michelsen Technical Director page: 106
- Economic Benefit Of FY 84 Navy Construction Program Outlined By Shipbuilders Council page: 108
- Northern New England ASNE Announces 83-84 Program page: 109
- GM Increases Diesel Power Ratings And Offers New Applications Manual page: 110
- N e w L i t e r a t u r e Describes T h o r d o n Shaft Bearings For D i r t y W a t e r O p e r a t i on page: 111
- Maritime Prepositioning Conversions Begin At Bethlehem's Beaumont Yard page: 112
- Split-Hull Hopper Dredge Delivered By Nichols page: 117
- SNAME Metropolitan Section Reviews T-AKX Ship Conversion page: 118
- Halter Marine Completes Four-Boat Contract For Zapata Marine page: 118
- Captain Grabb Appointed ASNE Technical Director page: 120
- Free Literature Available On Marconi's New ARPA page: 122
- Cousteau Begins River D o c u m e n t a r y ; Biehl And Company Named Agent page: 129