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The Controllable Pitch Propeller that fulfills all requirements of today's advanced shipbuilding technology... and certainly will do so in the future. For example: Ro-Ro, tankers, bulk carriers, etc.

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ESCHER WYSS KAWASAKI (Member Sulzer Group) Heavy Industries Ltd. S

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Houlder Orders Jackup For

Morecambe Bay Gas Field

For $37-Million

Houlder Drilling Co. has placed a $37-million order for the con- struction of a self-elevating off- shore drilling unit with UIE

Shipyard, Clydebank, Scotland.

The rig will be used in the devel- opment of the Morecambe Bay gas field off the Lancashire coast,

England. The yard is currently building a similar unit for Brit- ish Gas Corp. for the same site.

In midsummer, British Gas awarded a $100-million contract to develop the offshore field to

Houlder — part of the C.Y. Tung controlled Furness Withy group.

The two jackups will be equipped with a slant drilling package to bring the site on-stream in 1984.

The first jackup will be delivered by next summer, and the other by the end of 1982.

Hydranautics Hydraulic Sys- tems, Goleta, Calif., received a contract from Marathon Le-

Tourneau Offshore Co., Houston,

Texas, to supply two 70-metric- ton-capacity "Gripper Jack" as- semblies and a combination power supply and control console for the units. Marathon acted as buying agent for its licensee, UIE


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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.

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Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

IMME Purchases Stock Of

Int'l Moorings & Marine

IMM Energy Services and Tech- nology, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired all of the stock of International Moorings & Marine, Inc., New Iberia, La., for approximately 58 percent of the common stock outstanding immediately after the transac- tion. International Moorings &

Marine, Inc. services the offshore oil and gas industry providing construction services, anchor han- dling and moorings services, and marine transportation. Principal officers and directors of Interna- tional Moorings & Marine, Inc. have become directors and officers of the parent IMM Energy Serv- ices and Technology, Inc.

Award Babcock & Wilcox $83-Million Contract For

Nuclear Components

Babcock & Wilcox, an operat- ing unit of McDermott Incorpo- rated, New Orleans, La., has re- ceived $83 million in contracts from the Department of Energy for nuclear components. These components will be fabricated in

B&W's Naval Nuclear Fuel Di- vision, Lynchburg, Va.

The orders include work for the U.S. Navy's nuclear propul- sion program. Currently included among the nuclear-powered craft in the Navy are submarines and aircraft carriers as well as sur- face escort ships.

Hydranautics To Provide

Skidding System For

Perforadora Mexico S.A.

Hydranautics Hydraulic Sys- tems, Goleta, Calif., recently an- nounced receipt of a contract from National Supply Company,

Houston, Texas, to provide a can- tilever and drill floor skidding system for use on a Perforadora

Mexico S.A. Class 1 11-C self- elevating drilling unit. The jack- up is being built by Levingston

Shipbuilding Company at Gulf- port Shipyard, Port Arthur,


The contract calls for a Hy- dranautics Pin Claw Base assem- bly that permits push/pull oper- ation simply by turning the mov- able pins within the base. The system will have a total capacity of 700 short tons in the canti- lever skidding mode and 250 short tons in the drill floor skidding mode.

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