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P.D. Provost Appointed

West Coast Manager

For ITT Decca Marine

Peter D. Provost has been named as the new area manager for ITT Decca Marine, Inc., on the West Coast. He will be re- sponsible for directing sales ac- tivities and providing technical and sales support for IDM's deal- ers and customers in California and Hawaii.

Hitachi Receives First

U.S. Order For Two

Jackup Drilling Rigs

Hitachi Zosen recently received an order from Offshore Invest- ments Limited, a subsidiary of

Hunt International Resources Cor- poration of Dallas, Texas, to sup- ply two jackup offshore type oil drilling rigs.

After delivery, the rigs will be operated by Penrod Drilling Com- pany, also of Dallas, a member of the Hunt Group and one of the world's leading oil drilling com- panies.

The rigs will be constructed to

ABS class in conformity with the USCG (United States Coast

Guard) regulations. Also, Hitachi

Zosen's own standard specifica- tions will be adopted in the con- struction of the rigs. Construction of both rigs will be completed at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hi- tachi Zosen in August and No- vember of 1981.

Hitachi Zosen has received or- ders for 12 rigs since 1974. Seven units have already been delivered.

Peter D. Provost

Prior to joining ITT Decca, Mr.

Provost was general manager of

Bartell Marine Electronics. He has over 18 years' experience in the marine electronics field. His base of operations will be 1998 Fla- mingo Drive, Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626; (714) 546-0390.

Windelev Will Head

Newly Incorporated

B&W Diesel, Inc.

Recently incorporated in the

State of New York, B&W Diesel,

Inc. will carry out all of the die- sel-related activities formerly con- ducted by Burmeister & Wain

American Corporation, including the promotion and sale of diesel engines of the B&W design, as well as after-sales service under the name of B&W Marine Service.

Claus Windelev

The president of B&W Diesel,

Inc., an affiliate of the Danish company B&W Diesel A/S, is

Claus Windelev who formerly, as vice president of Burmeister &

Wain American Corporation, was responsible for that company's diesel business.

B&W Diesel, Inc. will remain in the offices of Burmeister &

Wain American Corporation at

One State Street Plaza, New York

City, until later this year when its new office at 50 Broadway is completed.

Avondale... 40 years of diversified shipbuilding and offshore construction

Proven Performance

Since 1938, Avondale has constructed over 2,300 vessels.

In the period from 1967 to 1977 alone, 95 major ships were delivered. And in 1978, the Avondale Offshore Division has built 33 offshore drilling rigs, 20 jackets and 19 decks.

Diverse Interests

Avondale never limits its interest in ship construction by type, size or quantity. Our design capability has been developed as a service to the industry for the development of new ship designs, and to review existing designs for possible improvements. We can meet all of your requirements. Similar diversification has been developed for the offshore industry.

Unique Capabilities

Avondale's facilities are among the most modern in the

United States. We are extremely proud of the fact that many unique construction techniques have been developed in response to challenges from the industry for certain types of vessels and rigs. But. .. the real reason for Avondale's capabilities is its people and their dedication to being the nation's best shipbuilders.

Let us respond to your next inquiry.


The Quality «iff SmaHra

Avondale Shipyards, Inc.

A Subsidiary of Ogden Corporation

Post Office Box 50280 • New Orleans, Louisiana 70150 (504) 436-2121

Top to bottom:

INTEGRATED TUGIBARGE - We welcome the opportunity to bid on special projects.

OIL TANKERS - Most recently to carry pipeline oil from Alaskan ports.

PLATFORMS - Avondale has capabilities in all offshore services.

LASH SHIPS - Avondale pioneered containerized vessels for dry cargo.

BARGES - Avondale is a master barge builder, to your requirements.

DRILLING RIGS - Avondale capabilities are varied from large to small.

LNG/LPG SHIPS - Immense vessels to serve inter-continental trade i routes.

CONVERSIONS - Our massive drydock enables us to add new midbodies.

WORKBOATS - Now on order, the workboats of the future.

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Maritime Reporter

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