N. Dwain Wheeler Heads New Ship Repair Yard —Port Houston Marine

Port Houston Marine, Inc., a new and modern general ship repair yard, has begun operations in the Port of Houston, Texas.

The facility is conveniently located at the turning basin on the south side of the Houston Ship Channel, with docking for vessels up to 600 feet, and workshops for any kind of ship repairs.

Port Houston Marine offers expert services in ship repair and maintenance, electric motor repairs and rewinding, diesel engine repair, prefabrication of structured steel and piping systems, erection of structures, piping systems and machinery for petrochemical plants, refineries and oil rigs. The company also has a 100- ton derrick barge for heavy lift capabilities. Port Houston Marine can perform maintenance and repair service dockside and at sea.

The company is also the authorized factory repair workshop for Burmeister & Wain/ALPHA Diesel Engines. Complete weight testing can be performed, with test tank and dynamometers for on the job test.

The firm is headed up by N.

Dwain Wheeler, vice president of Operations, who has 25 years' experience in marine repair work in Houston. Other officials include Knut Berg, p r e s i d e n t , Per E.

Svensen Sr., vice president, both of Oslo, Norway, and Gene Markey, vice president, Finance.

Key operating personnel have been obtained who have many years' experience in the ship repair business.

Port Houston Marine, Inc. is a newly formed subsidiary of Soderlund & Berg A / S of Oslo, a mechanical contractor with international experience in marine, offshore and onshore construction and maintenance. The Soderlund & Berg Group is an established factor in the North Sea area, having been actively engaged in oilfield construction as well as erection of various refineries and p e t r o c h e m i c a l plants. Messrs.

Berg and Svensen are officers in Soderlund & Berg.

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