The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,
ARAMCO has awarded a contract to Verolme Brazil (VERB) for the construction of four selfelevating platforms. The contract is valued at more than $125 million. The platforms were designed by Gusto Engineering of Schiedam, Holland. Three will be used for wellservicing and fire-fighting,
A former chairman appeared before the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and presented a paper on " A i r Cushion Drilling Systems." Harold D. Ramsden, manager b u s i n e s s d e v e l o p m e n t , Global Marine Development, Inc.
A new mono-hull form having motion characteristics almost equivalent to many semi-submersibles in operational sea states has been developed and marketed by Waller Marine, Inc., a Houston-based marine design and construction organization. The concept, originally conceived and patented by F.
The 2002 Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention and trade show will be held on March 11-15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Fla. The conference will provide cruise lines and suppliers a venue to exchange ideas on marketing and management,
Another step to control the effects of major open-seas oil spills was taken recently when a Lockheedbuilt experimental oil skimmer and its Coast Guard escorts rode through a storm off the northern California coast. This demonstration of survival capability
Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced plans for a new type of drilling and production platform capable of operating in 2,000-foot waters, twice as deep as the previous record. The company expects the new platform to be operating in the North Sea in four years.
Kongsberg Maritime and Uniteam International are pursuing new clients by placing them directly on the ConCat Survey Catamaran, with the intent of delivering a first-hand experience of the innovative boat's capabilities. Demonstrations of the turnkey survey