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Awarded XPLO Corp.
XPLO Corp., a New Orleans,
La., firm specializing in under- water explosives technology and salvage operations, has been awarded a $3.3-million contract by the U.S. Coast Guard, which calls for the demolition and re- moval of the center span and piers of the Central New Jersey (CNJ) railroad bridge. The bridge cross- es Newark Bay at Bayonne, N.J.
John Charpentier, XPLO pres- ident, said that work on the bridge is scheduled to begin this month, and will take approxi- mately 90 days to complete.
The center span of the CNJ bridge consists of three steel sec- tions, each approximately 150 feet long. Plans for removal call for the sections to be lowered by barge-mounted cranes. The barges will be towed away and the sec- tions dismantled. An alternate plan is to demolish the three sec- tions by explosives and then to salvage the remains from the riv- erbed. The piers supporting the bridge will be demolished by ex- plosives. The CNJ bridge demo- lition represents the largest proj- ect of its kind ever undertaken by the firm.
XPLO Corp. is a subsidiary of
Tidewater Contractor Services,
Inc. Both companies are a part of the Contractor Services group of Tidewater Inc.
Thomas B. McCain Joins
Savannah Machine And
Shipyard As Treasurer
David H. Green, president, Sa- vannah Machine and Shipyard
Company of Savannah, Ga., re- cently announced that Thomas B.
McCain has joined the shipyard as treasurer. As treasurer, he will be responsible for all financial, accounting and data processing functions.
Thomas B. McCain
Prior to joining Savannah Ma- chine and Shipyard, Mr. McCain was a senior auditor with the firm of Touehe Ross and Company for four years. During that time, he became a certified public ac- countant. He later joined Maurice
P. Foly and Company as a con- troller.
He has 10 years' experience in the consulting, construction and real estate industries. His most recent assignment as controller was with Atlanta Center Limited.
Mr. McCain is a graduate of the
University of Maryland, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
New Offshore Services
Bill Dalton and Dave Porta, formerly employed by Ocean Re- search Equipment, Inc., have formed Datadyne Associates.
The new company is available to provide special products and service to the offshore industry in the following areas: High Res- olution Site Surveys; Environ- mental Engineering Studies; Un- derwater Acoustic Engineering for Subsea Completion and Other
Sea Floor Engineering Tasks; Spe- cial Acoustic Product Design, De- velopment, and Field Operation.
Both Datadyne founders have accumulated extensive experience through participation in a variety of offshore projects in the areas outlined above.
For more information, write to
Datadyne Associates, Box A61,
North Falmouth, Mass. 02556, or call (617) 563-2045.
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