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,
Open-hatch bulk carrier technology, championed by specialist operators in the North American trade, is to be taken an important stage further through the adoption of deck gantries promising gains of up to 50 percent in cargo handling productivity.
Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched a 165- foot by 140-foot by 18-foot jackup rig, Offshore Jupiter (shown above), owned by The Offshore Company of Houston. The drilling rig, a four-legged, 150-foot water depth, cantilever jackup
Devoe Marine Coatings Company of Louisville, Ky., a division of Grow Group, Inc., recently announced management changes in its Western and Far Eastern regions. Owing to rapid expansion in Far East markets, George G. Moran, director of Pacific operations, is now headquartered in Singapore.
Jurong Shipyard Limited, 5, Pulau Samlun, Jurong Town, Singapore 22, was awarded a $30- million (Singapore dollars) contract by Messrs. Hansa Offshore (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd., a Singapore registered company of international repute, to convert four of the existing 18,
The Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Manila, Philippines offices of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have been designated Technical Offices, and now provide hull plan approval services in addition to field surveying. The addition of the two offices brings
The Penn Central Corporation's Marathon Manufacturing Company has signed $326 million in contracts with the Rowan Companies, Inc. for the construction of eight offshore oil and gas mobile drilling rigs. Marathon's marine construction order backlog now totals 43 rigs,
Petronas recently commissioned its first offshore jackup drilling rig built at Promet, Private, Ltd., Singapore. Witnessed by 400 guests, the commissioning ceremony for the Parameswara was performed by Toh Fuan~STihailah, wife of Petronas adviser Tun Hussein Onn.
Managers of the Marine Corps League-sponsored "Modern Day Marine—Force in Readiness Military Exposition" have announced that over 80 percent of the 95,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Sheraton Washington Hotel has been committed for their scheduled July 22-24,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard and Houston Offshore International, Inc., recently commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs.