Hydranautics To Provide Skidding System For Perforadora Mexico S.A.

Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., recently announced receipt of a contract from National Supply Company, Houston, Texas, to provide a cantilever and drill floor skidding system for use on a Perforadora Mexico S.A. Class 1 11-C selfelevating drilling unit. The jackup is being built by Levingston Shipbuilding Company at Gulfport Shipyard, Port Arthur, Texas.

The contract calls for a Hydranautics Pin Claw Base assembly that permits push/pull operation simply by turning the movable pins within the base. The system will have a total capacity of 700 short tons in the cantilever skidding mode and 250 short tons in the drill floor skidding mode.

The jackup, as yet unnamed, is designed to withstand winds of up to 109 knots and 50-foot seas, and will measure 200 feet by 186 feet by 23 feet. Equipped with three 414-foot leg sections, it will be capable of working in water up to 300 feet deep in the elevated position.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 42,  Oct 1981

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