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Santa Fe International

And Acres Consulting

Form Joint Venture

Santa Fe International Corpo- ration and Acres Consulting Serv- ices Ltd. have formed a joint ven- ture to provide design and engi- neering services for offshore oil and gas operations in Canada.

The new organization, head- quartered in Calgary, Alberta, will be incorporated as a jointly owned company, Acres-Santa Fe Inc. It will offer design, consulting, and engineering management serv- ices for offshore drilling and pro- duction platforms, pipelines, ter- minals, loading buoys, and other installations required for the de- velopment of oil and gas fields in

Canadian waters. Services also will include economic, environ- mental, and engineering studies for projects in the early planning stages.

Acres Consulting Services, of

Calgary, is one of Canada's larg- est civil engineering companies.

Santa Fe International, of Orange,

Calif., is a leading engineering, drilling, and construction contrac- tor to the international petroleum industry.

New Rust Inhibitor

Introduced By Farboil —Literature Available

A new, rust-preventive marine ballast tank coating that is said to provide economical and long- lasting protection to ferrous met- als in a saltwater environment has been introduced by Farboil Com- pany of Baltimore.

The new coating, named Bal- lastite 400®, is non-toxic and does not contaminate ballast water. It is semipermanent and can be ap- plied by spray to ballast tanks and voids during new ship con- struction or drydock periods. The coating adheres to millscale and is thermally stable, fire resistant, electrically insulating, and self- healing. It does not interfere with welding.

Tanks coated with Ballastite 400 are easily maintained by pe- riodic use of Ballastite 300®, a flotation type coating that en- sures continuous coverage and protection of the metal tank sur- faces.

For further information and technical data sheets, write to

Joseph Harrington, Farboil Com- pany, Dept. MR, 8200 Fischer

Road, Baltimore, Md. 21222.

Paceco Awards Contract -Part Of $26-Million

Expansion At Gulfport

The Austin Company, interna- tional designers and builders headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, has been awarded a multimillion- dollar contract by Paceco, Inc. for expansion of its Gulfport, Miss.,

May 15, 1980 facilities. Paceco, a subsidiary of

Fruehauf Corporation, one of the world's largest manufacturers of container-handling equipment, al- so intends to relocate its world headquarters to Gulfport, after 57 years in Alameda, Calif.

The announcement was made by

Paceco's president John F. Martin.

The move is part of a major 26-mil- lion-dollar expansion and improve- ment program at Gulfport. The 47,000-square-foot, three-story of- fice building, designed by the

Houston, Texas, office of The Aus- tin Company, is slated for comple- tion in June 1981.

The expansion is designed to centralize Paceco's response to its growing volume of business, and to better serve both East and

West Coast customers. The Ala- meda plant will continue to pro- duce Paceco's line of marine and crane products.

An additional 205,000 square feet under roof is proposed for the total expansion, which will include a new machine shop (ap- proximately 60,000 square feet), an environmentally controlled blast and cleaning facility (44,- 250 square feet), fabrication bay area (54,600 square feet), and a plant services building (9,300 square feet). After completion of the program, total plant facilities will cover 508,000 square feet (more than 11 acres under roof).





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