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ABS Speeds Truss Spar Projects to GOM

ABS-classed as a XA1 Floating Offshore Installation, the Medusa truss spar will be located on Mississippi Canyon Block 582 in 2,223 ft. of water. Murphy Oil's Medusa truss spar has a hull diameter of 94 ft. (28.6 m) and a total length of 568 ft.

 

Robert Summerville To Head Electro-Nav Service Department

Electro-Nav president Robert E. Negron recently announced that Robert Summerville has been appointed manager of all the company's service operations in the United States. "Bob Summerville has spent his entire working life servicing and repairing

J Storm XVI Is 50th Jackup Commissioned At Bethlehem, Beaumont

Southern Drilling Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Drilling Company, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard, recently commissioned a 250-foot water depth mobile offshore drilling unit. The rig was christened J Storm XVI by its sponsor Mrs.

BP's Discovery Is Re-Named Thunder Horse

When BP signed a Letter of Intent with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company, Ltd. of South Korea for the Crazy Horse project in the Gulf of Mexico, it would never have expected that the project would stir up a pot of controversy regarding its name.

Shipbuilders Council Elects Officers

At the 55th Annual Meeting of the Shipbuilders Council of America, four Regional vice presidents were elected, as follows: for the Atlantic Coast—P. Takis Veliotis, president and general manager, Quincy Shipbuilding Division, General Dynamics Corporation; for the Great Lakes—Thomas J.

ACBL Makes Appointments

American Commercial Barge Line announced the following appointments: Larry Cornett. Keith White and Reuben R. Bush have joined ACBL as Fleet Managers in the Planning Center; James Benjamin Chandler, Theus Slemmons and Jackie Hansford have been

Propose Plans For $230 Million Coal Export Terminal In Virginia

Plans for the development of a $230-million, 40-million-ton per year coal export t e r m i n a l in Hampton Roads, Va., are being formulated by Parsons Brinckerhoff Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., a New York-based

Tribon M2 Enhanced Again

Service Pack 3 of the Tribon M2 Shipbuilding system was released in early April, a version that includes further improved production information in the Assembly and Weld Planning applications and the new function Recording of Walk Tiirough Paths in the Design Manager application.

General Dynamics Elects Fritz G. Tovar To New Vice Presidential Posts

Fritz G. Tovar has been elected a corporate vice president of General Dynamics Corporation and named vice president-general manager, Electric Boat Division, it was announced recently. Electric Boat, in Groton, Conn., builds nuclear-powered Ohio-class

Mid-Coast Marine To Perform Overhaul Work At Coos Bay Drydock

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a major contract worth about $670,000 to Mid-Coast Marine Corporation, Coos Bay, Ore., for the drydocking of two buoy tenders. The Alaskan-based vessels, the USS Ironwood, from Cordova, and the USS Sweet Briar,

 
 
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