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It's the here-an
Talk to the Department of
Energy about the long-range reserves of coal. Then talk to
Skinner, the steam engine people. They can turn you on- to cogeneration, marine propul- sion, equipment drive, and "free" steam to perform other energy-saving, money-saving jobs. On ship and on shore. building steam engines 112 years ago, and never really stopped. They just put one in for Lord Corpor- ation in Erie, PA, that will gen- erate enough electricity and low pressure steam to pay for the equipment in three years. energy source.
When coal was the fuel for marine vessels, steam engines by Skinner were first in per- formance and first in prefer- ence. Now that owners are considering a return to avail- able, affordable coal, Skinner know-how is only a phone call away. Ask Dick Whiting how coal power fits in your future.
SKINNER ENGINE COMPANY
A SUBSIDIARY OF BANNER INDUSTRIES, INC. 337 West 12th Street. Erie, Pennsylvania 16512
Phone 814 454-7103 Telex 91-4481
Promet Awarded Contract
For Jackup Drill Rig
By Saudi Arabian Owner
Promet Private Limited of Sing- apore, with the collaboration of
Baker Marine Corporation of In- gleside, Texas, has announced re- ceipt of a contract for the con- struction of a BMC 150 H class self-elevating, cantilever beam, mobile drilling platform from
Arabian Drilling Company, Dam- man, a Saudi Arabian corpora- tion.
The drilling unit, 174 feet by 162 feet 6 inches by 18 feet, is in- tended to operate at a water depth up to 200 feet. It will have three independent, triangular truss legs each 300 feet long. The platform will be raised or lowered by means of Baker Marine rack and pinion, electrohydraulic jacking gear.
Jacking speed will be 60 feet per hour, and total holding capacity in drilling position will be 10,800 short tons. The rig will have three- level quarters designed to accom- modate 80 personnel.
The unit will be capable of drilling nine wells at any one lo- cation. It will be operated by
Forex-Neptune of France in Saudi
Arabian waters. Scheduled for de- livery in November 1981, the rig will be built to American Bureau of Shipping classification +A1,
University Of Michigan
Annual Alumni Dinner
Scheduled For Nov. 13
The Annual Dinner of the Na- val Architecture and Marine En- gineering Alumni of The Univer- sity of Michigan will be held in
New York City on Thursday,
November 13, 1980 at the Cornell
Club, 155 East 50th Street, be- tween Lexington and Third Ave- nues. The reception will start at 6 p.m.
This dinner will take place dur- ing the Annual Meeting of The
Society of Naval Architects and
Marine Engineers on the night before the Society's Annual Ban- quet.
Those interested in obtaining tickets for the dinner should con- tact Lester Rosenblatt of M. Ro- senblatt & Son, Inc., 350 Broad- way, New York, N.Y. 10013.
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