Raymond M. Burke, group vice president, Drew Chemical Corporation, Parsippany, N.J., has announced the promotion of Walter A. Smith to director, consulting and technical services, Marine Division. In his new position, Mr. Smith will be responsible
M.D. Maddox, president of Colt Industries' Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wise., has announced the appointment of Marshall L. Field Jr. as vice president, manufacturing. He will be responsible for all facets of the manufacturing functions including materials,
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
A christening ceremony on a newly built self-elevating drilling rig (shown above) was performed recently at the shipyard of Promet Private Limited in Singapore by Mrs. Y. Murase, wife of the s e n i o r vice p r e s i d e n t of Abu Dhabi Oil Company.
Wartsila Corporation received a contract to supply main diesel generating sets for a 19,500 dwt product/chemical tanker being built at Shanghai Edward Shipbuilding in the People's Republic of China. Delivery of the ship is scheduled in August 2005.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a major marine terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg, Germany, have successfully linked their Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) systems to create an international interchange of oceanborne cargo information.
Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, recently announced that it will now market a line of bow thrusters under the trade name of Michigan-Jastram. This exclusive arrangement applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. According to Chuck Dykstra,
Swan Island Shipyard, Inc., a minority-owned business enterprise conceived through privately funded studies arranged by Portland City Commissioner Charles Jordan and some members of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, has completed its formal corporate organization.
Marine Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., announced the beginning of a $68-million turnkey project for Sociedade Nacionale de Combustives (SONANGOL) and Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC). The project includes the design,
Global Transport Organization (GTO), a San Francisco, Calif.- based transportation group, has announced the formation of a firm to operate ro/ro barge service between Europe and Saudi Arabia. The new firm has been named Euro-Arab Sea Trailer (EAST).