Page 10: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (July 1980)

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of July 1980 Maritime Reporter Magazine

$3.2-Million Expansion

Of Facilities Planned

By National Supply

National Supply Company, ma- jor oilfield equipment manufac- turer, has announced a $3.2-mil- lion expansion of wellhead repair, fabrication, and distribution capa- bilities by its Well Control Sys- tems group. The expansion plans call for establishment of a new wellhead repair center in Kilgore,

Texas, and additions to existing wellhead centers in Aberdeen,

Scotland, and Amelia, La.

The Kilgore facility is the first to be established exclusively for repair by Well Control Systems, said National Supply. The facility will perform major wellhead re- pair in support of the company's 12 regional wellhead service cen- ters in the U.S.

A 6,000-foot addition is being made to the Amelia wellhead cen- ter. The addition will house an expanded fabrication 'repair de- partment and enable the center to keep pace with strong wellhead service demand in the area, said the company.

The Aberdeen wellhead center, which specializes in service of ad- vanced subsea wellhead equip- ment for the North Sea, is being expanded by 7,000 square feet to allow the installation of addi- tional machine tools. The move will allow repair by the facility of all National subsea equipment in use in the area, for shorter t» repair times and greater conven- ience of users, according to the firm.

The Well Control Systems group has factories in Houston, and Lon- donderry, Northern Ireland.

Promotions Made In

J. Ray McDermott's

Shipyard Group

Following the recent opening of its new yard in Gulfport, Miss.,

J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc.'s

Shipyard Group has restructured its organization and made the following promotions.

Francisco San Miguel has been named senior division manager in charge of the Morgan City and

Gulfport Shipyard Divisions, and

Gary L. Newchurch named man- ager of the new Gulfport Divi- sion. Leonard M. Hunter has been promoted to chief engineer at the

Morgan City Division, and Rich- ard A. Adams to chief engineer at the New Iberia Division.

To assist Mr. Newchurch in the management of the Gulfport Di- vision, Dennis P. Garrard has been named senior project engi- neer; James W. Powell, general superintendent; and Murphy J.

Naquin Jr., purchasing agent.

At the Morgan City Division,

Frank R. Naquin and Glenn L.

Taylor have been promoted to crafts superintendents, with Mr.

Taylor reporting to Mr. Naquin.

Robert C. Reeves has been named project engineer; Stephen A. Ar- ceneaux, new construction esti- mator; and Linda W. Londeree, buyer.

ITT Mackay To Market

Wager And Conoflow

Engine Room Products

Marketing agreements to dis- tribute a line of ship engine room products were announced recently by Alan G. Finkel, vice president for marine operations of ITT

Mackay, a unit of International

Telephone and Telegraph Corpo- ration.

Through one agreement, ITT

Mackay is appointed exclusive

U.S. and Puerto Rico agent for marine sales of the combustion optimizers and smoke indicators manufactured by the R.H. Wager

Company, Inc. of Chatham, N.J.

In a second agreement, ITT

Conoflow-VAF, Dordrecht, the

Netherlands, appoints ITT Mack- ay its exclusive U.S. and Puerto

Rico agent for marine sales of the widely used "Viscotherm" fuel viscosity control system and positive displacement flow meters and fuel blenders.

Mr. Finkel said: "ITT Mackay is developing a line of reliable marine engine room products re- lating to fuel conservation; these new agreements are the first steps in that direction. The product line will be made available in the U.S. through our network of 23 sales and service depots," he concluded.

Three dry docks to serve you. Modern big-ship yard to back them up. Around the clock service. But, above all, a salty crew of ship doctors ready to tackle any operation be it passing drill platform bound south; repairs to barges loaded with building modules for the North

Slope; or working ships and ferries.

Challenge us! Let usquoteon your job.



PHONE 206-292-5656





Only excellence can describe the Waukesha

Mark I and Mark II Sterntube Seals. These seals have been put into service around the world on everything from supply boats to super tankers and continually provide trouble-free operation. For the Mark of Ex- cellence in sterntube seals, our Mark I and

II, write for Catalogs W-5A and W-21 or call your Waukesha Bearings representative today.


P O. Box 798 • Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186 • Phone: 414 547 3381 3 floating drydocks to 18,000 tons

Shipways to 100 x 700 feet • Piers to 1,100 feet 12 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.