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Arendal Yard Completes
Jackup Drilling Rig
For Swedish Owners
Gotaverken's Arendal yard in
Sweden recently delivered a jack- up type drilling rig to a group of
Swedish owners — Salen Energy,
Salenia, and VBB. This is said to be the first rig of Friede and
Goldman L-780 design ever built.
It has been constructed to Amer- ican Bureau of Shipping classifi- cation.
The new rig, named Salenergy
V, will be towed to the Gulf of
Mexico where it will be operated by Salen Offshore Drilling Com- pany (SODOC) of Houston, start- ing in February 1981. A three- year charter contract has been signed with Atlantic Richfield
The Salenergy V is capable of drilling in water depths to 250 feet and has a drilling capability of 20,000 feet. It has an overall length of 180 feet and overall width of 175 feet; the legs are 352 feet long including spud cans.
Three similar rigs are under construction at the Arendal yard, two for Protexa of Mexico and one for Salen Energy; all three are scheduled for delivery during 1981.
Provo Named Sales
Manager At Colmac Coil
Bob Provo has been named sales manager of Colmac Coil
Manufacturing in Colville, Wash., by Roger McMillan, president.
Mr. Provo brings 16 years' expe- rience in sales of heating and air- conditioning to Colmac Coil.
In 1964, he joined Westing- house in San Francisco as a sales engineer in their heating and air- conditioning division. In 1969, he became Westinghouse territorial manager for southern California,
Arizona, and Nevada. Ten years after joining Westinghouse, he was promoted to manager of cus- tomer service at the division headquarters in Norma, Okla. In 1976, he was promoted to head one of Westinghouse's two zones, the northern zone, headquartered in St. Louis. From this position, he joined Colmac Coil.
At Colmac, Mr. Provo will be in charge of all sales, with em- phasis in establishing manufac- turer's agents in the United
States and Canada.
January 15, 1981 Write 285 on Reader Service Card 37
SSB Antenna Introduced
By Phelps Dodge-
A 2-30 MHz, single-sideband marine antenna recently intro- duced by Phelps Dodge Commu- nications Company is described in new literature now available.
The new Model PD-230 is pre- sented as a major design break- through that eliminates the need for traps and tuners required by conventional marine antennas now utilized for single-sideband, high-frequency applications. The elimination of traps and tuners is the result of the incorporation of a factory-sealed, impedence- correcting module in the base of the antenna. This module con- verts the highly reactive imped- ence of the radiating element to a nominal 50 ohm impedence at the antenna input connector.
Phelps Dodge Communications
Company is one of the six oper- ating units of Phelps Dodge In- dustries, Inc., the manufacturing subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Cor- poration, which is one of the larg- est producers of copper in the U.S.
For free copies of the PD-230 literature,
Write 48 on Reader Service Card
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We have nearly a century of shipbuilding and ship repair experience and we have the critical knowledge of regu- lation standards and regulatory bodies.
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